BRC was founded in 1991 by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to work together to improve their retrievers' abilities in the field as well as improve the future of the breeds through encouraging selective breeding practices.

Today the club draws members from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Membership affords us the opportunity to showcase our dog's talents and training, as well as have a lot of fun working with our dogs and other people who share our interests. We participate in many activities for the retriever breeds, not just hunting. Agility, obedience and conformation are also important to our members.

BRC runs two AKC hunt tests each year. Our spring test is held in April and our fall test is in September.  We are fortunate to have for our use a wide selection of fantastic grounds that provide us plenty of room and a nice variety of situations. We're sure you'll agree...

Please come join us!

Here's how to get a hold of us!

You can be assured that someone in the club is training today. If you want someone to train with, ask a question of, get help working on a drill with your dog, or just hang out, get a hold of one of the club officers or board of directors. We'll send you in the right direction. There's usually always something going on. We've been doing this for awhile now, we can help.

For general questions, e-mail us at:

2019 Hunt Tests
Spring AKC Hunt Test
April  13th & 14th , 2019
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Fall AKC Hunt Test
September 6th-8th, 2019
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Club Training Days

2-9-19 - weather permitting - 10AM
Chris Cornelius's place - Warsaw, IN

Wawasee Ski Lodge - 10AM

4-20-19 10AM
Butler's Construction - Auburn, IN

more dates to come....

Training Day questions - call or email

Chris Cornelius: (260) 609-4039

Welcome to our club
Retriever Club

Copyright © 2015 Backwater Retriever Club
Blake Lemish, President

Ryan Markel, Vice President

Susan Lemish, Treasurer

VACANT, Secretary

Dan Tyner, Member of the Board

Wade James, Member of the Board

John Niedermeyer, Memberof the Board

Drew Bowers, Member of the Board