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