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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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:
Reminder that the MFGRC will hold its annual “Fun Match” on Saturday, March 11, in Sorrento, Fla., with obedience and rally for ALL BREEDS and conformation for Goldens. The entry premium is available here.