MFGRC To Hold CCA July 16 in Ocala; Space is Limited

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a CCA (Certificate of Conformation Assessment) on Saturday, July 16, in Ocala, Fla. The CCA is a program of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) and offers an AKC-recognized title.

The MFGRC’s CCA will be limited to 18 entries on a first-come, first-served basis, with one alternate. The entry fee is $75 and entries close on July 2. Entries must be accompanied by a copy of the dog’s AKC registration.

Entries should be sent to Robin Bowen, event secretary, at 3001 SW College Rd., PMB 41, Ocala, Fla., 34474. Checks should be made payable to MFGRC.

Entry form

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the MADTA (Marion-Alachua Dog Training Association) building, located at 6600 NW 3rd Place, Ocala, Fla., 34482.

The purpose of the CCA is to provide education to owners on proper breed conformation. It is a non-competitive, one-on-one evaluation where dogs are assessed against the standard, not against each other.
The CCA provides the owner with a chance to demonstrate their dog’s qualities in a relaxed environment (dogs are expected to be casually groomed and handled). The owners receive both verbal and written feedback from the evaluator, and evaluations are confidential. The dog receives a numerical score based on the breed standard, and those that score above a 75 are granted the title, which can be put on the dog’s AKC record.

More details are available on the GRCA website:

Entry Premium Now Available for 2021 GRCA National Specialty – Entries Open Aug. 18

The entry premium for the 2021 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla., is now available.

The premium can be downloaded here.

Entries open Aug. 18 and close September 29.

The Specialty will be held October 22-30, with indoor events at the World Equestrian Center. Field events will be held nearby.

MFGRC to Hold CCA, Cardiac/Eye Clinic on March 31

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a CCA (Certificate of Conformation Assessment) combined with a cardiac/eye clinic on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the MADTA (Marion Alachua-Dog Training Association) facility in Ocala, Florida.

Evaluators for the CCA will be Christine Miele, Janet Narushka and Margie Sarkin. The event will begin at 9 a.m.

The CCA has a limited entry of 21, with three alternates accepted by first received. Entries should be sent to Robin Bowen, 3001 SW College RD, PMB #41, Ocala, Fla., 34474. The cost is $75 per entered dog and checks made out to MFGRC should accompany entries.

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New Title Rosettes for MFGRC Members

All members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn new titles for their dogs during calendar year 2017 are eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club. The rosettes will be similar to this one from 2016:

If your dog has won a new title in 2017, please email the full name of the dog and what the title earned was to MFGRC vice president Ann Rowe. Ann will order the rosettes later this year and make them available for pickup early next year.

Ann’s email address is Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.

CCA Canceled for June 3rd, 2017


Many of you have seen the emails and Facebook posts about the Canine Influenza (H3N2) outbreak at the recent Perry and Deland All Breed dog shows. This is a very serious virus and if not diagnosed or treated correctly could lead to severe pneumonia.

Since the concern is with the health and wellbeing of our dogs we our cancelling this event. The MFGRC officers and board will discuss a reschedule date and announce it after this situation is under control. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The checks for your entries will be destroyed unless you request them to be sent back to you. Please contact Connie Adams ( if you would like your Heart and/or Eye Clinic check returned and Robin Bowen ( if you would like your CCA check returned.

MFGRC Officers and Board

Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club News and Notes – March, 21 2017


The next general meeting for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be held on Sunday, April 2, as part of the club’s Tracking Fun Day in Ocala, Fla. The Tracking Fun Day was designed to give club members an opportunity to try the sport of tracking in a no-pressure, fun atmosphere under the expert guidance of accomplished trackers/trainers Pat Flynn and Susie Rezy. Full details about the Tracking Fun Day including time, location and what you need to bring can be found at this link on the club’s website:



The MFGRC’s next big event is the Agility trial being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22-23 at the Grand Oaks Resort near Lady Lake, Fla. Some volunteers are needed to work as gate steward, scribe and timer – if you can help at all, including all three days, one day or part of a day, please contact volunteer coordinator Pat Carlile at Also, setup will be on Thursday, April 20, and anyone who would like to help would also be welcomed; please let Pat know.



On Sunday, May 7, the MFGRC will hold a Fun Field Day/Intro to Field Training, along with a general meeting, at the Richwood South Training Center in Morriston, Fla. Even if you’re not currently running your dogs in hunt tests or field trials, it’s a great opportunity to experience Goldens enjoying their natural instincts. Field Day will begin at 9 a.m. with a lunch break and club general meeting at approximately noon (bring your own lunch). More details to come.



Some spots are still available for the MFGRC’s CCA that will be held on Saturday, June 3, in Crystal River, Fla. Registration form and details are available here: