Derek is the founder and President of Central Kentucky Hunting Retriever Association, Inc. After seeing a need for improvement of our hunting retriever breeds, he set out to educate the retriever community in Central Kentucky on common health concerns, quality retriever work, and common training practices to improve retrievers. CKHRA was officially formed in the Fall of 2001 and has been a very successful HRC club. Members range from all over the state of Kentucky and into Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana.
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My father was a passionate bird hunter and amateur dog trainer, and I grew up around dogs. I’ve worked with various hunting breeds for more than 50 years, including pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs. My father imported a Brittany female from France in 1958, and I fell in love with...
I’ve hunted upland game birds from North Dakota to Northern Maine, spending most of my time in my home state of Michigan. My love for pheasants dates back to my days as a youngster, first chasing them with our Labradors, German Shorthaired Pointers, or the occasional contact while running beagles...
Don has been an amateur dog trainer for over 20 years. During that time he has been a member of the International organization Hunting Retriever Club (HRC) and is currently the Field Rep for the Clubs in the New England Region. Don has been hunting upland game and waterfowl all...