Want a Puppy?

Look for one of the best companions you can ever choose! Find a Golden, reputable breeders, know before buying, and answers about choosing a puppy or an adult. Access GRCA’s Puppy Referral and Rescue networks. Consider the National Golden Retriever Rescue as a great option. All from GRCA – the Golden Retriever authority.

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About Golden Retrievers

Breed history, Breed Standard, health concerns, facts on canine cancer, and the effects of Spay/Neuter. How to groom, exercise and train your Golden. Consider adopting a dog via the National Golden Retriever Rescue. Check out our Illustrated Study Guide to the Golden Retriever designed for judges, exhibitors and breeders.

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Join GRCA

Become part of America’s largest group of enthusiasts protecting and advancing Golden Retrievers. Receive the Golden Retriever News magazine, and qualify for hunt test, conformation, and other trophies. With your voice, help GRCA shape AKC and public policies to protect our beautiful Goldens. Join and share your passion!

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Welcome to the Golden Retriever Club of America

The Golden Retriever is a very versatile cheerful dog that enjoys participating in many activities and events.

Puppies in the snow

Our responsibility is to promote the temperament, appearance, soundness, natural retrieving and hunting abilities of the Golden Retriever. Our members are dedicated to the responsible breeding and ownership of the Golden Retriever. We advance and protect the interests of the breed through events, education, The Golden Retriever Foundation, research and Golden Rescue.

GRCA MEMBER BENEFITS
  • GRCA Members receive the Golden Retriever News, a bimonthly, color magazine rich with educational content, photos, news & events, and member accomplishments.
  • Use of a special GRCA Member Emblem for your personal website.
  • Breeder inclusion in the GRCA’.org Regional Puppy Referral listing*.
  • GRCA WC/WCX Video on Field Tests and how you can get involved.
  • Members’ entries are drawn first at CCA events held at GRCA Regional and National Specialties.
  • Eligible to compete for GRCA Challenge & Perpetual Trophies & Awards.
  • Access to GRCA’s Golden Retriever Title & Award online database.
  • Access and listing in the online Kennel List*.
  • Weekly Hot Topics email – a summary of Board discussions and resolutions before they are voted on so you have a voice in your club. It’s also filled with announcements from AKC, the Golden Retriever Foundation and other organizations.
  • You join a special community – where you can develop friendships with those that proudly share your passion for the breed.

2016 GRCA National Specialty

October 2, 2016 – October 9, 2016

Hosted By

The NORCAL Golden Retriever Club
Website: http://www.2016national.com/

 Upcoming Events

  • October 2, 2016 - October 19, 2016
    2016 GRCA National – Specialty
    We’re looking forward to hosting you in beautiful Placerville, California, the heart of California’s Gold Rush country. Come to the 2016 National for the Goldens, and stay to enjoy our beautiful scenery, local wineries, food, recreation, gold mines, historic towns, and all that Gold Country has to offer.
  • October 4, 2016 - October 6, 2016
    Pigmentary Uveitis Research Clinic at the 2016 Golden Retriever National
    Pigmentary Uveitis Research Clinic at the Golden Retriever National in Placerville, Ca Tuesday, October 4 – Thursday, October 6, 2016 Wendy Townsend MS DVM DAVOM of Purdue University and a primary researcher into PU will be performing ultrasounds of Golden Retriever eyes. This noninvasive procedure is free of charge, is not painful or uncomfortable and […]

What Goldens Love to Do - Photo Gallery

A breed of many adventures. In addition to being excellent hunting dogs and family companions, Goldens excel as Therapy, Service, Guide, and Search & Rescue dogs. Their participation in organized dog events such as Conformation (the show ring), Obedience, Agility and Rally trials, Tracking tests, and Hunting tests, is well-known. Most of all, Goldens are beloved family members who are equally comfortable with a hike, swim, romp in the snow, snuggle on the sofa, or taking up most of your bed at night! Check out what Goldens love to do on our photo gallery page!

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