The Fairbanks Retriever Club is the oldest established retriever club in Alaska. Originally known as the Alaska Field Trial Association, it has been active in the Interior of the state since the early 1950s. In 1960 it was formed under its current name of Fairbanks Retriever Club. Through the years and despite changes in members and leadership, the club remains dedicated to all the retriever breeds and helping their owners improve their knowledge and skills in training, testing, trialing and hunting their dogs.
During the course of the year, we hold training classes, outdoor field sessions, picnic test/trial and AKC hunt tests and field trials. We welcome all retriever owners, from the beginner puppy owner all the way to the seasoned trainer!
Basic & Intermediate Training Classes Sign Up Now
FRC is hosting two concurrent levels of Retriever Training Classes starting on March 11, 2018. The Beginners Class instructs owner / handlers on the basics of starting your dog for hunting and field work. This includes basic obedience, teaching to retrieve and preparing the dog for more advanced training. The Intermediate Class is for dogs that are already retrieving and are ready to learn multiple marks and basic handling for blind retrieves. All classes will be held on Sundays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. starting indoor and moving outdoor when weather permits. The final class is the Picnic Trial where we set up opportunities to test your dog's abilities based on the skills learned during class. Sign up here for the training classes!
Beginners Class will meet at Marshall's Dog Barn located at 972 Ballaine Road, Fairbanks.
Intermediate Class will meet down the road from there at Paradise Alaska Stables at 2030 Yellowsnow Road, Fairbanks.
March 11 is an informational session held at Marshall's Dog Barn located at 972 Ballaine Road, Fairbanks. There are no dogs at this first session. Class will meet from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent classes start March 18 and will run through April 22, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Outdoor sessions will start, weather permitting, April 29 at Chena Flood Control Project in North Pole, both classes meet together 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Picnic Trial will be held at Chena Flood Control Project in North Pole on Sunday May 20, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through early afternoon.
Retriever Event Pictures Needed
We are updating the Photo Gallery on the website and need your help. If you have recent pictures from any of the FRC events and would like to share them, a google drive has been set up. Please email Barbara Adams for access to the folder or for more information.