I am told that at the 2014 National Amateur, the Retriever Advisory Committee will submit for discussion a new category of Amateur - one that I will call the "single family" amateur for lack of a more elegant term.
If the community supports the proposal, a club could elect to have one of the following Amateur stakes:
1. Traditional Amateur
2. Owner/Handler Amateur
3. Single Family Owner/Handler Amateur
If a club elected to hold a Single Family O/H Amateur, a dog that was co-owned by two individuals who were not part of the same household would not be eligible to run.
The RAC will be soliciting comments from the community. So if you have an opinion one way or another, you should have your club representative contact the RAC.