South Florida's Retriever Training Club

Treasure Coast Retriever Club

We love our retrievers and welcome you to join us to train and learn more about getting the most out of your hunting retriever!  We host several AKC Hunt tests and Club Training Days right here in South Florida.  We look forward to meeting you.  Beginners are always welcome!


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TCRC – AKC Licensed Events

During TCRC Retriever Event Season, during the Fall & Winter, Treasure Coast hosts multiple AKC retriever events. All events currently take place at Dempsey Ranch, located near Okeechobee, Florida.

In early December, we host our Fall AKC Owner-Handler Qualifying Field Trial and AKC Hunt Test.

In early January, TCRC hosts our AKC Derby/Qual Field Trial as well as our winter AKC Hunt Test. Later in January, we host the Spring AKC Hunt Test. Dates for 2023/2024 can be found below.

Club Training Days

In addition to our retrieving events, TCRC schedules monthly retriever training sessions at various locations September through May. 

At these training sessions members work together on training issues and simulate hunt tests. 

The set-ups are adapted to meet the needs of any level of dog and handler. The same type of equipment and birds are used in training days as is used in Tests, in order to simulate the experience of a hunt test. Training advice is always available.

What we do

About Our Club

Dog Training

We love training our Retrievers and helping others to be the best dog trainers they can be.  Join our club training days and experience the fun and education provided!

AKC Hunt Tests & Field Trials

Treasure Coast Retriever Club holds multiple Retriever Hunt Tests and Field Trials each year from December through February.  Check our Event Dates

Small Training Groups

When you become a member of the club it gives you the opportunity to hang out and make friends with other dog lovers.  Join us to find new friends and people to train with.

Dog Training Seminars

We host Professional Dog Training Seminars by some of the top pros in the country.  These seminars are an amazing way to learn the tips and techniques to succeed.

 What Drives Us?

Our Mission

Treasure Coast Retriever Club (AKC) is dedicated to improving the retrieving breed, helping owners with the training and testing of retrievers and participating in the fellowship, cooperation and learning that can take place when people and dogs are working to reach mutual goals of excellence.

TCRC is licensed by the American Kennel Club, Inc., a national organization that licenses our Hunt Tests and Field Trials, maintains our qualifying scores and awards the titles that our retrievers earn. The Treasure Coast Retriever Club is also a Charter Member of the Master National Retriever Club. Six AKC Master Hunter passes during each year’s qualifying time frame from MNRC Member Clubs is required to earn you and your dog an invitation to the annual Master National event. Though Treasure Coast is not currently a UKC/HRC club, many of our members participate in HRC Retriever Tests and Upland Hunt Tests as well as Super Retriever Series, (SRS) Tests.  Additionally, some club members participate in other canine events such as Agility, Conformation, and Obedience. Of course many of us also love to take our trained retrievers hunting with us.

​TCRC hosts three or more AKC Hunt Tests per year: in late January, in late February and in early December. We have added an AKC Field Trial event – an Owner/Handler Qual – to the Friday of the Fall AKC HT weekend. TCRC also hosts an AKC Derby/Qual in early January. In addition to actual field events, our club provides monthly training sessions for most of the year where we simulate hunt tests. We use the same birds and equipment you can expect to see at a test. The set-ups can be adapted to any level dog and training advice is always available.

The members of TCRC are very helpful and friendly , and you will have an opportunity to more fully appreciate, enjoy and grow with your retrieving dog.

Get Involved

If you really want to be a part of the fun we love to have new members join us behind the scenes and help out with planning and running our events and training day activities.  The more people who are willing to help out the better our club becomes at serving our members. It’s also a great way to get invited to join in other members personal or small group trainings when you are a giver and not just a taker!

Upcoming Events

August TBD 2023 - Training Day

The McGinn’s – Let’s have some fun and get together to train dogs! Our goal is to prepare for Hunt Tests & Trial season.

sEPt TBD 2023 - Training Day

The McGinn’s – Let’s have some fun and get together to train dogs! Our goal is to prepare for Hunt Tests & Trial season.

Dec 1-3 2023 - OH Qual. & Hunt Tests

Dempsey Ranch – The Owner Handler Qual is on Dec 1 and then on Dec 2 & 3 we will have Master, Senior, & Junior Hunt Tests

Contact Our

Club Officers

Alfredo Arguelles - President

Dog: Cash

Kevin O'Neill - Vice President

Dogs: Tru & Veritas

Kathy McGinn - Sect./Treasurer

Dogs: Casey, Riley, Lindy

Contact Our

Board Of Directors

Randall Gerbino

Dogs: Lena, Jessie, Ghillie

Fred Collins

Dogs: Tito, Jake, Skye

Bennett Sheltra

Dogs: Texas, Dallas, Cajun, Roni

Mike Orloff

Dogs: Zevon, Journey

Mike Dixon

Dogs: Gunner

Kim Nuquist