Mississippi Headwaters Retriever Club is located 10 miles
Bemidji, Minnesota on Hwy 71.
The club was formed in 1965 by sportsmen in
the Bemidji area. In 1998 the club changed its name to the
Headwaters Gun Dog Club to respond to sportsmen in the area who wanted to be
involved with other hunting breeds.
In 2002 the club voted to change
the name to Headwaters Retriever Club and apply for accreditation from the
American Kennel Club. After holding four successful Plan A events, AKC
accredited the club as the Mississippi Headwaters Retriever Club. With
over 195 entries, MHRC hosted its first AKC sanctioned Hunt Test in July,
recreational and social opportunities for the members.
conservation of game by the development and training of retriever gun
encourage retriever training for hunting, field trials, hunt tests,
obedience trials, and dog shows.
sanctioned specialty shows, obedience trials, hunt tests, and field
trials for retriever breeds.
advance the interests of pure bred retrievers and training to bring
their natural qualities to perfection.