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, 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, offer Trick Dog Testing, Therapy Dog evaluation, attend Pet Expos, host multiple Health Clinics, hold special seminars, have holiday parties and picnics! Also, we are gearing up to sponsor the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) National Specialty in the fall of 2022. 

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming CVGRC Events

General Club Meeting: There will be NO meeting in October (due to the 2021 National in Ocala)

Agility Trial: CABT/CAPS (sponsored by CVGRC) 6060 West Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125. Andrene can always use workers if you have some time available. October-15-17-2021-PL

GRCA National Specialty: World Equestrian Center, Ocala, FL Oct 20th-30th. For anyone planning to attend, please contact Kathy Sutliff @ or 330-461-2152. We need to put together a schedule of workers for our merchandise booth

Agility Trial: (Sponsored by CVGRC) November 19,20,21 at Pinnacle Sports in Westlake. Mark it on your calendar and contact Andrene if you would be able to help. Half day? All day? 1 day? 2 days? 3 days?

If you are part of our GRCA 2022 National Committee please make sure that you are following Don’s emails at

Ribbon presentation from WC/WCX September 5, 2021