Welcome to the GRC Website
Our web site has been moved to Dogwebs Premium, as the old program was outdated and no longer compatible with newer windows…..
Although everything has been saved and moved it now needs to be re formatted so please bear with us . You should still be able to find everything you need.
The origins of the GRC date back to 1911 when, under the leadership of Mrs Charlesworth, a committee of four or five stalwarts formed a club for Yellow Retriever owners. In 1913 this fledgling club was recognised by the Kennel Club and became known as the Golden Retriever Club. From those pioneering days the Club has grown to a membership in 2009 of 852 single, 968 joint & 7 junior UK members with 522 single and 194 joint Associate members from overseas.
The main objectives of the Club are
(a) to encourage the breeding of Golden Retrievers sound in type, conformation and temperament to the KC Breed Standard,
(b) to encourage and facilitate the training and working of the breed. These are achieved through Training Days, Seminars, Shows, Field Trials and Working Tests, and a Code of Ethics.
We publish a Year Book, a Magazine to which members are encouraged to contribute, and a Judges List compiled annually. We now add this Web Site to facilitate communication and member involvement. The site will be regularly updated with results and photos
of our events. The clubs archives will be on display at our Championship show in July and then we hope to make a lot of the material available online, for those of you who can’t make the journey. If you have any comments or suggestions please either sign our Guestbook at the bottom of this page or email us.
To go to any of the links on this site click on the diamonds
Application for 2016/17 Yearbook page click here: GRC Yearbook revised form 2017 Nov Mailing
Every year we make a donation to a canine related charity.In 2015 thechosen charity was DOGS FOR GOOD (formerly Dogs for the Disabled). GLEN is our Dogs For Good puppy.To follow his progress as he learns how to transform someone’s life, click on his button in the menu.
Cost Effective Road to Compulsory Microchipping
And Life Long Security for Kennel Club Registered Dogs Free microchip record changes for Kennel Club registered
puppies You may have heard that compulsory microchipping for
all dogs will come into force on 6th April 2016 in England and
Wales. So, from April 2016, the Kennel Club and Petlog will be
introducing free microchip record changes for Kennel Club registered
puppies.Once the owner changes the Kennel Club registered
ownership, they will be given the opportunity to complete the
requirement to transfer keepership on the Petlog database free
of charge (usually £16) – this will also include an upgrade
to the Petlog Premium reunification services for the life of
their new puppy.In order to receive free microchip record changes
for your Kennel Club registered puppies, make sure to choose
a microchip that is associated with Petlog. There are 12 microchip
suppliers to choose from and you can search for your local implanter
at www.findapetlogimplanter.org.uk. Not all microchips are associated
with Petlog and the Kennel Club, it’s important to choose the right microchip supplier www.petlog.org.uk/microchip-suppliers
Who is Petlog?” Petlog, managed by the Kennel Club, is the
UK’s largest reunification database for microchipped pets
” Government compliant microchip database with ISO 9001
and 27001 certification
” Member of the European Pet Network – providing support
” Over 20 years’ experience of providing 24/7 lost and found
services 365 days a year
” More than 9 million pet owners trust Petlog to look after
their petsWhat does the law say?” All dog owners in England and Wales have until 6 April 2016 to microchip their dog and register them with a government compliant microchip database.From 6 April 2016:” All puppies in England and Wales must be microchipped by the time they are 8 weeks old
” The breeder must always be the first recorded keeper of
” It will be illegal for breeders to sell a puppy that is not microchipped and recorded on a government compliant microchip database, such as Petlog
” The breeder must provide microchipping documents to the
puppy buyer to ensure the new owner can update their details
in order to comply with the law. Breeders must ensure that the
microchip paperwork matches the puppy being sold to the new ownerIt is worth noting that the microchipping regulations do not affect the requirement for collars and tags as part of the Control of Dogs Order 1992.More information on compulsory microchipping and the free microchip record changes for Kennel Club registered puppies
can be found here www.petlog.org.uk/breeders