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 
July 1, 2, 3 2023

Our annual CKC Hunt Test is planned for July 1, 2 & 3 with 3 JH, 3SH, 3MH stakes. 

Hunt Test Handler & Judging Seminar
May 13 & 14, 2023

The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is planning a Hunt Test Handler and judging seminar for the spring. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to run tests, set up tests, and judge tests from one of the best! 

CKC Working Certificate Tests
July 2024

We will not have Working Certificate Tests in 2023. Our annual Randy Treasure Memorial CKC Working Certificate Tests will be back in 2024. 

Picnic Test

We are hoping to have a fun picnic test in the spring 2023. Open to current ACHRA members.

BRR Workshop
July 14-17, 2023

Bow River Retrievers will be hosting a four day water workshop from July 14-17, 2023. 
Registration now open!

Mitch White Seminar
June 3-6, 2023 

We are excited to bring Mitch White in for 4 days of seminars! The first 2 days will be geared towards progressing from JH to SH. The next two days will be progressing from SH to MH. Registration now open!

Registration Form

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

ACHRA is supported by Inukshuk Professional Dog Food

ACHRA is supported by Dakota Creek Retrievers