MFGRC Club News and Notes May 2018


The next general meeting for the MFGRC will be held Sunday, July 15, as part of a new event – a combined grooming and health seminar for club members at Daus Hund Haus in Lakeland. It will be FREE for club members. Rosa Blair, who is a certified master groomer as well as a club member, will give a thorough demonstration and answer questions about grooming Goldens. Also, club member Dr. Pam Ginn, who has been associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida for more than 25 years, will give a presentation on canine health and answer questions. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and members can bring their own lunch.



A reminder that club members interested in participating in the Barn Hunt Fun Day on June 2 must pre-register because there is a limit of 20 dogs. Registration information has been emailed to club members but anyone needing it sent again can contact



The MFGRC’s next competition event will be the annual Obedience and Rally Trial on Aug. 11-12 in the air conditioned Obedience Club of Daytona building in Daytona Beach. Any club members interested in working as ring stewards for the event (no experience required) are asked to contact trial chair Andy Hall at The premium for the event can be downloaded from the club website HERE.



June 2 – Barn Hunt Fun Day (Morriston)

July 15 – Grooming & Health Seminar with general meeting (Lakeland)

Aug. 11-12 – Obedience/Rally Trial (Daytona Beach)

Sept. 2 – General meeting at DOCOF competition (Kissimmee)

Oct. 13 – General meeting and fun day (TBA)

Oct. 19-20-21 – Agility Trial (Lady Lake)

Nov. 3-4 – WC/WCX (Montverde)

Nov. 10 – General meeting and pot luck lunch (Ocala show)

Dec. 7-8-9 – Hunt Test (Montverde)

Dec. 14 – Specialty (Orlando)

Dec. 15 – Christmas Party and general meeting (location TBD) 




  • The Eustis Parks and Recreation Department is holding a limited seating Rachel Flatey Workshop “Attention Engagement Focus” on Sunday, June 3, with a registration deadline of May 20. More information and an event flyer can be obtained from Sara Alvarez-Torre:


  • The Mid Florida Sporting Dog Association is hosting Dr. Carmen Battaglia and a two-day seminar on “Breeding Better Dogs” July 28-29 at the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg. Registration information is available HERE.


  • For club members interested in dock diving, Native Downs in Ocala, which hosted the club for the Dock Diving Fun Day on May 12, is holding open dock all summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $40 (for up to two dogs, each additional dog is $10). This includes unlimited dock time for that day. More information at (352) 624-0071.


  • Also, Central Florida Dog Sports in Deland is hosting a “Summer Dock Diving League June 3, July 1, Aug. 18 and championships on Aug. 19. More information is available HERE

Entry Premium Now Available for MFGRC Obedience/Rally Trial

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold its annual Obedience and Rally Trial on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, and the entry premium for the event is now available.

The trial will be held indoors in the air conditioned Obedience Club of Daytona building in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Judges for the trial will be Katheryn Griner, Jeffrey Kern and Carol Mett, and the trial secretary is Adrienne Swanick. Andy Hall is the event chair for the MFGRC.

The premium can be downloaded here.

Results from MFGRC Fun Match – 2018

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its annual “Fun Match” on Saturday, March 17, at the home of club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla. Held outdoors, the AKC-sanctioned “B” Match included all-breed Rally and Obedience as well as conformation for Goldens.

MFGRC members Chris Jeffrey (Rally), Jean Bates (Obedience) and Alejandro Lima (conformation) served as judges for the event. Results:

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Fun Match, General Meeting This Saturday

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual “Fun Match” will be held Saturday, March 17, at the home of MFGRC president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

The AKC-sanctioned “B” match will include Obedience and Rally for all breeds along with conformation for Golden Retrievers. Same-day entries are permitted and entries are open to all.

A general meeting for club members will be held following the match.

The address is 23840 Oak Valley Lane, Sorrento, FL, 32776. Full details are available in the entry premium that can be downloaded here.

MFGRC General Meeting Saturday in Lakeland

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a general meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17, after Goldens show at the Strawberry Cluster in Lakeland. Goldens are in Ring 7 at 1:45 p.m. so the meeting will be held in the general area of the ring at approximately 4 p.m. Bringing your own chair is recommended.

For those who have never been to the Strawberry Cluster, which in addition to conformation includes obedience, rally, dock diving, lure coursing, barn hunt and more, it’s held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Ring 7 will be inside one of several aircraft hangars that are used for the show.

The Sun ‘N Fun Facility address is 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Fun Match

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold its annual Fun Match on Saturday, March 17, and the entry premium for the event is now available.

The AKC-sanctioned B Match will include all-breed Obedience and Rally as well as conformation for Golden Retrievers only. It will be held outdoors at the home of MFGRC president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla., and participation is open to everyone.

MFGRC members Jean Bates (Obedience), Chris Jeffrey (Rally) and Alejandro Lima (Conformation) will be judges. The Match hours will be 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All entrants are asked to bring a prize for the raffle table. MFGRC members will hold a general meeting at the conclusion of the match.

The entry premium can be downloaded here.