Entry Form Available for MFGRC Specialty

The entry form is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Specialty, which will be held on Friday, December 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

The MFGRC Specialty is part of a week of activities surrounding the Royal Canin AKC National Championship event.

The entry can be made through the Onofrio website:

http://www.onofrio.com/execpgm/fndindex?show=PL2018112112CB#MFGR1

MFGRC Members Can Receive New Title Rosettes for 2018

All members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn new titles for their Goldens while they are members during calendar year 2018 are eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club.

If your dog has won a new title in 2018, please email the full name of the dog and what the title earned was to MFGRC board member Robin Lemieux. Robin will order the rosettes later this year and make them available for pickup early next year. If you will not be able to attend an event to pick up your rosette, you will need to send a check for $10 for postage and handling, made out to MFGRC, so that it can be mailed to you.

Robin’s email address is robin.c.lemieux@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.

MFGRC Will Host 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National

Exciting news!

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has been named to host the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, which will include 13 days of competition, social events, clinics, seminars, shopping and more.

The National will span October 16-28, 2020, with the majority held between Monday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the beautiful new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. Best of Breed will be on Saturday and close activities in Ocala.   

A three-day Hunt Test will kick off the National beginning Friday, Oct. 16, and a three-day Field Trial will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Hunt Test and Field Trial will be held at Lazy J Ranch in Williston, Fla., which is only 25 miles from the World Equestrian Center. 

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Entry Now Available for MFGRC’s Upcoming WC/WCX

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a WC/WCX on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, at Golden Oaks Ranch in Montverde, Fla., and the entry premium for the event is now available on Entry Express (Direct Links to Day 1 and Day 2). 

The WC/WCX will be co-hosted by the Southern Skies Flat-Coated Retriever Club (Premium) on Nov. 3 and the Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club  (Premium) on Nov. 4.

Wayne Gey’s Golden Oaks Ranch, which is also the location for the MFGRC’s two annual hunt tests, is located at Katies Landing, Montverde, FL, 34756.

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MFGRC News and Notes – August 15, 2018

CLUB MEETING SEPT. 2 — The next general meeting of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the DOCOF competition in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) is an annual team obedience competition involving 30 teams from around the state. The meeting will begin when DOCOF breaks for lunch, which will be at approximately noon. Meeting location will be the lobby of the Events Center and members should bring their own chairs for the meeting. Osceola Heritage Park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. DOCOF competition begins at 8 a.m. and MFGRC members are invited to come early and watch some of the very unique event. IMPORTANT NOTE: Club members should NOT bring their dogs to the meeting.

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A Note of Thanks

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its annual Obedience and Rally Trial Aug. 11-12 at the Obedience Club of Daytona and as trial chairman, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the club members and others who contributed to the success of the event.

First of all, we couldn’t do it without the help and dedication of Ralph and Maria Orlando, who in addition to being members of the MFGRC are also very active and strong members of the OCOD. Ralph set up the building and kept things running smoothly with it all weekend, while Maria’s skills as a photographer were on display as she was everywhere and posted about 150 images from the trial on Facebook. Both also pitched in whenever needed and took care of many details and little things that are so important during a trial.

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