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: Monday February 26th (via Zoom). We are happy to have Rhonda Hovan speak with us.  You will soon receive the Zoom link information for this meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m.

Membership 2024 Renewal   2024CVGRCMembership-Renewal(1)

March 30th (Saturday) Heart Eye Clinic 8 am until 5 pm @Medina Kennel Club, 6840 Lake Rd, Medina, OH 44256.   3-24 health clinic PDF                                 If you are able to help for half a day, please let Vicki know. We need people to check people in, keep dogs organized and in line, put eye drops in, check and record microchips, pick up lunch for workers, and with cleanup when we are done.

June 8-9th Hunt Test @ Buckeye Retriever Club

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)

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

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

Workshops at Glory Lane, Little Falls, New York- 2024

June 8-10 Lorie Jolly Transition Workshop.
Learn how to create the dog that wants to run blinds. Geared towards those working on SH, MH and beyond.
Working and Observer slots

Mitch White Summer program begins June 15-16, Continues July 13 -14, And finishes August 17-18 .

Carol Cassity Advanced Retriever workshop
June 20-23 Full, but observer slots available

For more information, fees and registration reach out to
Or find us on Facebook glory lane hunting dog training grounds