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Retriever Club of Alaska (previously known as the Alaska Retriever Club) was formed in 1959.
Our first licensed field trials were held in 1975. The RCA is associated with and follows the rules of the American Kennel Club (AKC). While the AKC is dedicated to the protection and advancement of purebred dogs of all breeds, the RCA is dedicated to the training, protection and advancement of all retrieving breeds (Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels and Standard Poodles).
The RCA adds to owner awareness through its newsletters, training classes and seminars. Several professionals provide input to the RCA to help its members better understand their dogs. Additionally, the RCA holds training classes, field trials, hunt tests and club picnics. These events are designed for the entire family . For all dog owners, both men and women, young and old alike, getting their dogs ready for an event requires hard work, patience and responsibility. It requires time outside in the sunshine, fresh air, wind, rain and snow. But, the rewards – win, lose or draw – are worth every moment.