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East Tennessee Retriever Club

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Revised:March 13, 2024.



East Tennessee Retriever Club

Member Club, licensed and governed by the AKC
Member of the
MNRC and Lifetime Member of the MARC

The purpose of ETRC is to encourage the sport of retriever hunting tests and field trials, promote sportsmanlike competition at field events, preserve game, and to promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred AKC registered retrievers. All breeds of dogs approved by AKC to run in AKC-sanctioned retriever events are welcome.   

ETRC conducts official AKC Hunt Tests several times a year in the spring and fall.  In addition, we sponsor one-day club trials, seminars, and fun training sessions during the year at local farms and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency's managed areas. We have activities and training opportunities for dogs and owners of all levels and abilities.  

Please take some time to visit the rest of our website, and if you have any questions regarding the East Tennessee Retriever Club, please email us HERE.

Click HERE for ETRC Newsletters in Adobe pdf format. 

ETRC Calendar: You'll want to keep a regular check on upcoming ETRC Events by checking the Events column on the right side of this page. Also, you can click HERE for current events.

Click HERE for Master National Club and Information.


2023 ETRC
Gun Dog of the Year "Cin"
Tennessee Cinnamon Fireball MH

Breeder/Owner/Handler: Alan Bruhin

2023 ETRC Member of the Year
Donna Smith
Chief Marshal, All around helper


 2023 AKC Sportsman of the Year
Mike Smith


2023 ETRC
Puppy of the Year
Fern Hill I Mint To Do That "Mint"
Breeder/Owners: Karen Edwards & Jim Pearce; Handler: Jim Pearce

2023 ETRC
Lifetime Achievement Award
Luther's High Grade Black Coal "Coal"
Owner: David Knott


Join ETRC Today!!

All you need is a registered AKC retriever, a $25 membership fee, a great desire to improve your dog, and the ability to withstand a great deal of fun!

Please click HERE for all the details.


Check calendar for upcoming events!


Club Trial w/frozen ducks,
Business Meeting, Picnic,
Sunday, September 15, 2023
Location Lucky 7 Ranch
9:00 - 4:00 Eastern


ETRC AKC Weekend Master Only HT
April 13-14, 2024
Lucky 7 Ranch, Sweetwater, TN

ETRC AKC Midweek Master Only HT
May 14-15, 2024
Brian Caldwell Farm

ETRC AKC Quad JH / SH Hunt Test
Saturday / Sunday
June 1-2, 2024
Hiwassee WMA

ETRC AKC Midweek Master Only HT
ETRC AKC Midweek
Master Only HT
June 11-12, 2024
Brian Caldwell Farm

ETRC AKC Fall Hunt Test
MH / 2 JH / 2 SH
Saturday / Sunday
October 19-20, 2024
Lucky 7 Ranch, Sweetwater

ETRC AKC Midweek Master Only HT
ETRC AKC Midweek
Master Only HT
November 12-13, 2024
Brian Caldwell Farm


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