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, get the News!

Join the GRCA and become part of America’s largest group of enthusiasts protecting the breed and educating others on all facets of Golden Retriever ownership. Receive the Golden Retriever News magazine, and qualify for GRCA 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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GRCA Membership Benefits

  • GRCA Members are eligible to receive the Golden Retriever News, a bimonthly, color magazine rich with educational content, photos, news & events, and member accomplishments (only available to GRCA members).
  • Use of a special GRCA Member Emblem for your personal website.
  • 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 Prefix 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.

2024 GRCA National Specialty

The Big E, West Springfield, MA

October 1-13, 2024
Multi state venues less than 2 hours from West Springfield, MA
Performance, Field and Conformation events including Scent and Tracking for you and your dog(s)
Many social events to meet old and new friends
New! CCA flights at Field/Hunt Test location at Three Maples, Sprakers, NY and at Big E, West Springfield , MA

 Upcoming Events

  • June 30, 2024
    NORCAL GRC CCA
    Club Name:  NORCAL Golden Retriever Club Event Date:  06/30/2024 Event Time:  9AM Location:  Rohnert Park Community Ctr, Rohnert Park, CA Limited Entry:  18 Alternates:  4 Entry Fee;  $90 Closing Date:  06/10/2024 Entries Accepted:  First Received Online only Opening Date:  05/10/2924 Website:  Norcalgrc.org Evaluators:  Nancy Talbott – Cat 1, Pluis Davern – Cat 1, Judy Bachofner […]
  • July 14, 2024
    Missouri Valley Hunt Club WC/WCX
    Missouri Valley Hunt Club Date: 7-14-24 Location: Valley, NE Contact: Barb Farrell 180dogs@gmail.com,  402-216-7264

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