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 Chocolate Labrador Retriever with a Duc


A Bit of Background

Backwater Retriever Club was founded in 1991 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to work together to improve their retrievers' abilities in the field as well as improve the future of the breeds through encouraging selective breeding practices.

Today the club draws members from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Membership affords us the opportunity to showcase our dog's talents and training, as well as have a lot of fun working with our dogs and other people who share our interests. We participate in many activities for the retriever breeds, not just hunting. Agility, obedience and conformation are also important to our members.

Backwater Retriever Club runs two AKC hunt tests each year. Our spring test is held in April and our fall test is in September.  We are fortunate to have a wide selection of fantastic grounds that provide us plenty of room and a nice variety of situations. We're sure you'll agree.

Please come join us!


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