Mission Statement

Spaniels in the Field & Flushing Retrievers (SITFFR), is a not for profit 501(C)(3) foundation.
(Federal Tax ID #35-2377957). Our mission is to support and preserve all the traditional flushing gun dog breeds. This includes the most popular breeds – Labradors. We are focused on conservation ethic and educating the public, especially youth for a healthy environment. Our mission will be realized through print and electronic media as well as events that invite and engage youth into the sporting life we enjoy with our flushing retrievers. We are partnering with other organizations that support education and conservation for a healthier planet.

Our goals are:

  • To support and preserve all the traditional flushing gun dog breeds
  • To support conservation efforts as they relate to preserving wild hunting space
  • To foster a conservation ethic by educating the public, especially youth
  • To pass our hunting heritage to the next generation

Our acronym- SITFFR- pronounced “sit far” provides a visual image of perhaps a great grandchild of your own, hunting afield, with a flushing retriever sitting by their best friend’s side, the two of them on the same quest. Apart they would fail woefully, but together they are formidable. We envision the flushing retriever of the future out pursuing natural, genetic instinct afield in a sustainable green environment.


Chair:  Kuni Y. Smith
Secretary:   Scott Winston


Scott Winston
David Cruz
Robert Pearson

Advisory Committee

Tim Bontecou
Billy K. Edwards
Larissa VanDuser