The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club is in need of a new Captain for its annual entry in the DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) competition held Labor Day weekend.
Duties include organizing the team and entry, recruiting stewards to help at the event, attending some meetings, etc.
Any club member who is interested in taking on the Captain duties is asked to contact MFGRC club secretary Andy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club member Deena Strauss has informed the club board that she will be unable to continue as Captain – the club sincerely thanks Deena for the work she has done during her years as Captain.
The DOCOF competition will be held Sept. 1-2 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. If the club does not have a new Captain in time, the club will not field a team in this year’s event and will attempt to regroup for 2019.
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.
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:
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.