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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.
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.
The entry premium is now available for the Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Obedience and Rally trial, which will be held August 12-13 at the Obedience Club of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Judges will be Harold Doan, Rose Doan and Jerry Iermiero. The location of the trial is indoors and is air-conditioned. Entries close on July 26.
The premium is available for downloading here: View Premium