More Topics Before You Buy
AKC Breed Standard
The Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club has approved the following revised Standard for Golden Retrievers submitted by the Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc., to be effective September 1990. Learn more here!
GRCA Code of Ethics
This Code will appear in the GRCA booklet Acquiring a Golden Retriever and in new member packets. New members, by their application, agree to abide by and follow the guidelines outlined in the Code of Ethics. Learn more here!
English Cream Golden Retrievers
In recent years there has been a sharp increase in internet marketing strategies aimed at specifically promoting cream-colored Golden Retrievers. Often called ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’. Learn more here!
The Golden Retriever Club of America is dedicated to the health and welfare of the Golden Retriever breed while conserving the original breed function – that of a “working retriever.” Learn more here!
Puppies at Auctions and Raffles
Golden Retriever breeders can send a response to a request for them to donate a puppy, or by a local club or individual wishing to educate an organization regarding auctions and puppies. Learn more here!
GRCA Position Statement on Rescue Importation
The GRCA has long been an advocate of rescuing purebred Golden Retrievers. When formal breed rescues developed, the hope was always that someday rescue would no longer be necessary. Due to the promotion of responsible breeding practices and the efficiency of breed-specific rescue, the last decade has seen a steady decline in Goldens in need of rescue.
Faced with not enough dogs for available homes, Golden rescues began admitting Golden Retriever crosses and dogs from other parts of the country. As the number of Goldens requiring rescue continued to dwindle, some of the rescue groups operating under the auspices of GRCA’s National Rescue Committee began actively importing dogs from countries with health standards not equivalent to our own. This is a trend among many rescue groups, not just those focused on Goldens. MORE…