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.

Team Members Sought for MFGRC DOCOF Entry

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club would like to enter a team in the annual Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida (DOCOF) competition and is looking for club members who would like to participate.

MFGRC members and dogs are needed to compete in Novice, Open and Utility classes, and dogs do not have to be titled in those classes to be eligible to compete. Also, Veteran dogs are welcomed on the team and will be able to jump their preferred jump height.

In addition, two club members are asked to volunteer to steward a half for the team.

DOCOF is an association of clubs and training schools from across the State of Florida who gather together every Labor Day weekend to share stories, food and have the annual Team Obedience friendly competition. The organization’s goals are to promote humane dog obedience training through the cooperation of all member organizations throughout Florida, and encourage sportsmanlike competition.

The DOCOF Competition is the only one of its kind in the United States with more than 30 teams gathering from around the state.

The competition will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. Setup and practice will be the previous day. Each new Exhibitor gets a DOCOF pin, and each Exhibitor gets a year bar to add to that pin every year.

Interested club members are asked to contact team manager Deena Strauss at dsgoldens@gmail.com.

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 magikgldn1@aol.com. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.

MFGRC Cancels Obedience Trial

Due to concerns about the canine influenza outbreak in Florida, the officers and board of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club have made the decision to cancel the Obedience and Rally Trial that had been scheduled for Aug. 12-13 in Daytona Beach.

Any exhibitor who has entered the trial and would like their entry check returned can contact trial secretary Adrienne Swanick by 6 p.m. ET on Friday, June 16, at aswanick (at) tampabay.rr.com. Otherwise all entry checks will be shredded. .

The MFGRC looks forward to next year’s Obedience and Rally Trial that will be held Aug. 11-12, 2018, at the Obedience Club of Daytona in Daytona Beach. The judges for next year’s trial will be Katheryn Griner, Jeffrey Kern and Carol Mett.

Thank you for your interest in the MFGRC Obedience and Rally Trial.