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.

Entry Premium Now available for MFGRC Obedience, 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

Results From 2017 MFGRC Fun Match

Best in Show for Conformation at the MFGRC Fun Match today in Sorrento, Fla., was won by Austin (Jazzie Magik’s Hook ‘Em Horns) owned and shown by Ann Rowe. Judge Ellen Bartkus is on the right.

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its 2017 “Fun Match” on Saturday, March 11, at the home of club vice president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla. The Match included rally and obedience for all breeds and conformation for Golden Retrievers. Results:

RALLY

(Judge Linda Unger)

Excellent:

First Place: Portdown Nucky Cubby Bear Adams (Australian Cattle Dog); owner Jeanne Adams, Eustis, Fla.

Second Place: Remington (Golden Retriever); owner Carolee Stewart, Eustis, Fla.

(no additional qualifiers)

Advanced:

First Place: Remington (Golden Retriever); owner Carolee Stewart, Eustis, Fla.

(no additional qualifiers)

Novice:

First Place: Abby (Labrador Retriever); owner Allison Long, Sorrento, Fla.

Second Place: Magik’s Top of the Line (Golden Retriever); owner Ann Rowe, Sorrento, Fla.

Third Place: Hibner’s Dixie (All-American); owner Marilee Hibner, Mount Dora, Fla.

Fourth Place: Emma (Golden Retriever); owner Barbara Anderson, Winter Park, Fla.

OBEDIENCE

(Judge Linda Under)

Utility:

No qualifiers.

Open:

First Place: Moonstruck’s Olympic 24K Gold (Golden Retriever); owner Sharon Stark, Dunnellon, Fla.

(no additional qualifiers)

Novice:

First Place: Magik’s Emerald Belle of the Ball (Golden Retriever); owner Michele Throm, Casselberry, Fla.

(no additional qualifiers)

Beginner Novice:

First Place: Tat (Golden Retriever); owner Paula Black, Sorrento, Fla.

Second Place: Katie (Golden Retriever); owner Connie Adams, Dunnellon, Fla.

(no additional qualifiers).

High in Trial:

Moonstruck’s Olympic 24K Gold (Golden Retriever); owner Sharon Stark, Dunnellon, Fla.

Highest Golden in Trial:

Moonstruck’s Olympic 24K Gold (Golden Retriever); owner Sharon Stark, Dunnellon, Fla.

CONFORMATION (Golden Retrievers only)

(Judge Ellen Bartkus)

Junior Puppy (Bitches):

First Place: Faragold Sandpiper StarLight StarBright; owner Lisa Boudreau, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Senior Puppy (Dogs):

First Place: Magik Drop It Like It’s Hot; owner Robin Senderowitz, Maitland, Fla.

Second Place: Magik King of the Storm; owner Christian Moye, St. Cloud, Fla.

Third Place: Tucker; owner Lori Zabroki.

Fourth Place:  Magik Storm Surfer; owner Jessica Regan, Melbourne Beach, Fla.

Senior Puppy (Bitches):

First Place: Magilk in Hot Pursuit; owner Ann Rowe, Sorrento, Fla.

Second Place: Magik Dark and Story; owner Andrea Donohue, Windermere, Fla.

Adult Dog:

First Place: Jazzie Magik’s Hook ‘Em Horns; owner Ann Rowe, Sorrento, Fla.

Second Place: Magik’s Frozen Tankard; owner Andrea Donohue, Windermere, Fla.

Third Place: Magik Top of the Cosmic Mountain; owner Barbara Hall, Port Orange, Fla.

Adult Bitch:

First Place: Living Waters Bringer of Hope; owner Yvette Rivera, Saint Cloud, Fla.

Second Place: Deauxquest Lets Talk About Love; owner Lisa Boudreau, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Third Place: Magik’s Emerald Belle of the Ball; owner Michele Throm, Casselberry, Fla.

Fourth Place: Ivory Blaze Twice As Nice; owner Robin Limeaux, Orlando, Fla.

Junior Showmanship:

First Place: Magik Storm Surfer; owner Jessica Regan; junior handler Isabelle Regan.

Best Puppy:

Faragold Sandpiper StarLight StarBright; owner Lisa Boudreau, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Best Veteran:

Moonlight Magik No Ducks Left Behind; owner Debbie Finch, Saint Cloud, Fla.

Best in Show:

Jazzie Magik’s Hook ‘Em Horns; owner Ann Rowe, Sorrento, Fla.