Award Winners from MFGRC Summer Specialty

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its “Summer Specialty” event on Friday, June 18, as part of the Sunshine State Cluster at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

Judges were Douglas Johnson (regular classes) and Joanne Cava (sweepstakes).

Award Winners included:

BEST OF BREED

GCHS CH Chestnut Then Came You, owned by J Chachas, C Chachas & M.B. Konesky & J Griffith of East Amherst, N.Y.

BEST OF WINNERS

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

SELECT DOG

BISS GCH Crescent GoldRox Worth His Wait In Gold MBIS, owned by Paula Black, Sorrento, Fla.

SELECT BITCH

GCH CH Boca Gold’s Little Peace of Heaven, owned by Michele Whitney and Haley Whitcomb, Largo, Fla.

BEST PUPPY

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

BEST OWNER-HANDLED:

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

AWARDS OF MERIT

Questan’s Path To Enlightenment RN DS CGC, owned by Julie Wangelin, Kirsten Grande, Julie Caruthers, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Magic City’s Still On The Road, owned by Freda Philbeck & Judy & Jack Brinson, Highlands, N.C.

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

WINNERS DOG

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

RESERVE

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

WINNERS BITCH

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

RESERVE

Monark’s English Salt Water Taffy, owned by Virginia McQueeney and Morgan Brooks, St. Cloud, Fla.

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES

Goldrox Hold Your Horses, owned by Courtney Roxby, Eustis, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN SWEEPSTAKES

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

BEST IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

CH Richwood Moments Away MH CD BN, owned by Kristin and Eugene Sipus, Morriston, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

Karagold Faeden Cap.n Jacks Black Pearl, owned by Jennifer Ducharme & Sandy Pepper & Karen Brady, Bradenton, Fla. Full results will be available on Jack Onofrio Dog Shows website.

Premium List Available for MFGRC Summer Specialty

The entry premium is now available for the MFGRC’s Summer Specialty that will be held Friday, June 18, as part of the Sunshine State Cluster at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Judges will be Mr. Douglas A. Johnson (Regular & Non-Regular Classes & Junior Showmanship) and Ms. Joanne Cava (Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes). 

The full premium can be downloaded here:
https://www.onofrio.com/plist/xpet2pl.pd

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Obedience/Rally Trial

The entry premium is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Obedience and Rally Trial, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13-15, at the Obedience Club of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The event will include two AKC-sanctioned, all-breed Rally Trials on Friday, Aug. 13, with judge Aimee Kincaid. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, there will be two Obedience Trials each day with judges Kathy Griner, Aimee Kincaid and Ken Kincaid.

The entry premium includes information on a discounted hotel room rate for exhibitors at the Country Inn and Suites in Port Orange, Fla., which is a dog-friendly hotel located about 15 minutes from the trial site.

March Edition of “Golden Tales” Now Available

The brand-new March, 2021, edition of “Golden Tales,” the official newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on the club website. 

The new editions contains features and content not available anywhere else. And as always, members are recognized for their achievements with their Goldens. 

A reminder to MFGRC members that “Golden Tales” editor Chris Jeffrey is always in the market for good content for the newsletter. Ideas can be sent to her at newsletter@mfgrc.org. The next edition will come out in December. 

Happy reading, and please share the newsletter with your friends and family. 

MFGRC Will Resume Year-End Dog Awards for 2021

After taking a year off due to the high number of canceled events related to the pandemic in 2020, the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will resume its year-end dog awards in 2021 with some changes, including splitting a previous category into two separate awards.

With the previous Field Dog of the Year award split into Field and Hunt categories, the MFGRC is offering the following awards for 2021:

Agility Dog of the Year

Field Dog of the Year

Hunt Dog of the Year

Obedience Dog of the Year

Rally Dog of the Year

Show Dog of the Year (Conformation)

Tracking Dog of the Year

Versatility Award (calculated by adding points from at least three separate categories)

Recipients of all awards listed above receive custom car magnets created by K9 Designs and presented by MFGRC. In addition, the recipient of Show Dog of the Year receives a special award of a perpetual trophy donated by Wonderland’s Golden Retrievers.

Additional MFGRC year-end dog awards for 2021:

Fallchase Owner-Handler Award – recognizing the club’s top owner-handler in conformation with a perpetual award donated by Fallchase Kennels.

Gold Standard Challenge — awarded to the owner handler accumulating the highest points in breed shows and field events during the awards year, with award donated by MFGRC member Kristin Sipus.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Dogs MUST reside with the person making the application.
  • To be eligible for any official MFGRC award, member MUST have attended one club general meeting and volunteered at two club functions during the awards period (or performed the equivalent work behind-the-scenes, subject to approval and verification).
  • Information must be included on the entry form about meetings attended and club work performed (all subject to verification).

The awards competition application will be made available later in the year, with the deadline for applications set for Nov. 30. Awards will be announced and presented at the MFGRC’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 18.

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Spring Agility Trial

The entry premium is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s Spring Agility Trial that will be held April 23-24-25 at Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Fla. (near The Villages).  

The three-day AKC trial is open to all breeds. Judges will be Karen Wlodarski of Johns Island, S.C., and Ross Johnson of Edinburgh, Ind. 

The premium can be downloaded here.