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.
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.
Members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn
new titles for their Goldens during calendar year 2019 may be eligible to
receive a new title rosette from the club. The rosettes will be similar to this
one from 2018 being modeled by Ralph and Maria Orlando’s Golden boy Smokey:
This year a stipulation has been added to the process: in order to be eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club, a member must have volunteered to work for at least one club event during the year, or have done equivalent work for the club behind-the-scenes (subject to verification). The stipulation was added to encourage members to help with club events.
If your dog has won a new title in 2019 and you feel you are
eligible to receive a rosette, please email the full name of the dog, what the
title earned was and what event(s) you worked at to MFGRC board member Robin
Burket. 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 be asked 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 (at) gmail (dot com). The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will once again be offering year-end awards for members and their dogs who accomplish great things in 2018.
The club will offer “Dog of the Year” awards in the categories of show, tracking, field, obedience, rally and agility along with a “Versatility Dog of the Year.”
Members must apply for the awards with an application that will be made available late in the summer.
The award period is from Dec. 1, 2017, through Nov. 29, 2018. Dogs must reside with the person making the application. To be eligible for any award, the club member must have volunteered/worked at two club functions (or equivalent work for the club) during the awards period and attended one of the club’s general meetings.
Entries are now being accepted for the Gold Standard Challenge, a unique award open to MFGRC members who compete as an owner-handler with one dog in both field and conformation. Full details are available here. All applicants who meet the requirements will be awarded a special prize. Please send points with names and dates earned to email@example.com – deadline is November 30, 2017