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In July 2011 the Maine Golden Retriever Club (MGRC) was incorporated to operate throughout the State of Maine as a domestic non-profit corporation and Golden Retriever Specialty Club.


The purposes of the Maine Golden Retriever Club are listed in its bylaws located on this site.  Some of its purposes are to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Golden Retrievers; to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection; to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club; to conduct AKC sanctioned events within Maine; and promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the ownership, training and exhibition of Golden Retrievers.

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In August 2012, The American Kennel Club (AKC) accepted the Maine Golden Retriever Club as a Specialty Club at the Sanction B affiliation level.  In September 2014, AKC approved MGRC to hold Plan A (OA) matches. MGRC is the only Golden Retriever club located in Maine which is affiliated with AKC.  In March 2013, MGRC was welcomed as the newest provisional club of Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA).  In April 2014, the GRCA granted Full Member status to MGRC. The club is also a member of the Federation of Maine Dog Clubs.


The club meets on a monthly basis, usually on the weekend, and conducts its meetings at various locations within its AKC territory.  Meeting dates, times and locations are posted on this site.


Please join us if you have an interest in learning more about the Golden Retriever, its behavior, health and heredity.  MGRC sponsors and participates in various events throughout the year.


It's all about Goldens, not about people!

On Sunday, December 6th, MGRC will be holding it's second Sanctioned A/AO Match at Finish Forward Dogs Inc. In Saco Maine.  Pre-enter the match or enter the day of the match at 8:30 am.  Obedience will start at 9:00 am with Utility, Open and then Novice.  Special prizes for High in Match and High Combined will be rewarded, as well as beautiful ribbons for qualifiers and toys for all participants.  Merrillynn Hill of Newton, New Hampshire will be the obedience judge.  Come participate or watch the intelligent goldens show off their stuff in the obedience ring!


Conformation will begin at 10:00 am and will be divided by sex.  Puppies 6-12 months, American Bred, 12-18 months.  Amateur Owner Handler and Open will be the classes for the day.  Special prizes for Best Puppy and Best of Breed will be rewarded, as well as beautiful ribbons for qualifiers and toys for all participants.  Amy Herbert of Otisfield, Maine will be the conformation judge.  If you want to see some beautiful goldens, come watch or enter your golden for a guaranteed ring of gold!


Bakery items will be available for purchase to satisfy your sweet tooth, and coffee and water will be available for free.  Wonderful raffle items are generously being donated to be raffled off at the match!  Come join us for a fun morning filled with friends and wonderful goldens!


Take a look at the premium for additional information and/or to pre-enter!

MGRC Premium 2015.pdf
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