CVGRC is a member club of the Golden Retriever Club of America and is licensed by the American Kennel Club. Our Members are golden retriever owners, breeders, exhibitors, trainers, and judges. The majority of our members are located in north and central Ohio and suburban Cleveland and Akron areas. While most of our members are located in Ohio, we do have members all over Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana. Together, we sponsor club activities that range from educational to competitive to down-right fun! CVGRC also publishes a newsletter, sponsors this website, has a Facebook page, and holds bi-monthly membership and board meetings.

Our major events include a Hunt test and regional Specialty (with Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club) in June, multiple Agility trials per year, and WC/WCX test in the September.  In addition, we hold regular CCAs (Certificate of Conformation Assessment), CGC (Canine Good Citizen) testing, attend Pet Expos, host multiple Health Clinics, hold special seminars, have holiday parties and picnics! We also hosted the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) National Specialty September 1-14th, 2022. 

Next Meeting:

June 8-9th Hunt Test @ Buckeye Retriever Club. If you’ve never seen a hunt test, this is a great opportunity. If you would be able to help out for a few hours, let Tara know. As with all events, it takes a village to make it happen!

June 20th-23rd Summer Specialty with GPGRC New Castle, PA (2 rally trials on 6/21, 2 specialty shows 6/22, 1 specialty show 6/23) Premium available:  GPGRC-CVGRC-GRCA-Cluster-Premium-2024(1)

Heart Clinic at the Madison show 7/13/24 8 AM to 5 PM   HEART CLINIC 7-13-2024 2 (deadline for preregistration and preregistration discount is July 5th)

July 28th (Sunday) Annual Awards/Swim/Dock diving meeting 11-3 pm

Information about Annual Awards: CVGRC2023AnnualAwardsInformation

Annual Awards Application: CVGRC2023Awardsapplication

*Deadline to get application to Kathy Koenig is June 21, 2024 so awards can be ordered.*

August 10th-11th Agility Trial CAPS.

September 1st (Sunday) WC/WCX Buckeye Retriever Club

October 11th,12th,13th Agility Trial CAPS

November 11th,12th, 13th Agility Trial, Pinnacle Dog Sports, Westlake, OH Karen Groth will act as agility chair for this event, and has some fun things planned! We will need some helpers Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8-12 or 1230-430 if you are able to volunteer for a few hours. This is primarily sitting (bar setting) or leash running.

Rhonda’s update of PU: Information is under “Resources” under the “About” tab