Alberta Clipper Hunting
Retriever Association

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What Do We Do?

The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is an Edmonton area based club with members from all over Alberta and club land near Wabamun.

ACHRA is dedicated to the betterment of hunting retrievers through training, education, breeding and the testing of that training at hunt test events.

ACHRA is an affiliate member of the Canadian Kennel Club and the North American Hunting Retriever Association. Currently ACHRA is sanction to offer licensed Hunt Tests and Working Certificate Tests.

Hunt Tests - Hunting retriever clubs throughout North America provide a venue for trainers and handlers to assess dogs trained and inherent abilities. A finished retriever is required to perform numerous tasks while afield. Hunt tests are designed to simulate as closely as possible situations a hunter might encounter in a typical days hunt.

Training - Finished retrievers are developed over a period of time using a combination of yard drills interspersed with appropriate field training. Developing the relationship between handler and dog is a must if the partnership is to succeed. Training and handling classes occur both formally and informally and offer members the opportunity to acquire the skills to develop the teamwork required to produce a finished retriever.   

ACHRA has some exciting news!! 

CKC Hunt Tests 
June 27 & 28, 2020
July 1, 2020

Our annual CKC Hunt Test is planned for June 27 & 28 with 2 JH, 2SH, 2MH stakes.

Our July 1 CKC Hunt Test will be a combined JH/SH stake.

Dan Danforth Retriever Training Workshop

The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is pleased to be hosting Dan Danforth, from Bow River Retrievers, for a four day retriever training workshop July 9-12, 2020.

CKC Working Certificate Tests

Our annual CKC Working Certificate Tests will be held on July 18, 2020 with a WC, WCI, & WCX tests.


CKC Hunt Test 
August 22 & 23, 2020

We will be hosting another CKC Hunt Test on August 22 & 23, 2020. There will be 2 JH, 2 SH, & 2 MH stakes.


Mitch White Seminar

July 9 - 12, 2020 
ACHRA will host a Mitch White seminar at our training grounds. 
2 day water workshop 
2 day progressing your dog workshop
Due to COVID-19 we have rebooked Mitch White for 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

Spring Training Classes

Unfortunately there will not be any indoor winter training classes in 2020 due to Covid-19. 

We hope to have some outdoor classes in the spring! 

The purpose of these classes will be to prepare dogs and handlers for a Junior Hunt and Working Certificate level of participation. 

Classes are open to ACHRA members only.

Check out the Training Classes page for more information.

Here is a map to our training grounds. 

Travel West from Edmonton on Highway 16, (Yellowhead Hwy). Exit North off Hwy 16, at the Wabamun town exit (also signed for Whitewoods Golf). Head North 3kms on Range Road 41 to Twp. Rd. 534. Head West on Twp. Rd. 534 for 3.3 kms.  Turn left onto the gravel road, our property is a small drive up the road, has a green gate at the entrance, on the right hand side. 

**if you reach Whitewoods you have gone about half a kilometer too far**

Range Rd 43 & Twp. Rd 534 Wabamun, alberta
Bottled Water Sponsor

Sidney retrieved some #customlabelwater at the Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association... good dog. And that face? So sweet!

Cabela's Sporting Dog Days


ACHRA had a table set up at Cabela's Edmonton South Store September 21, 2019 for the Sporting Dog Days. We performed some demo's and all had a great time handing out information about our club!!

ACHRA is proudly supported by partnerships with Cabela's Canada, South Edmonton Store