Golden Retriever Club of Canada/Club du Golden Retriever du Canada

The Golden Retriever Club of Canada/Club du Golden Retriever du Canada is the national breed club, recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club, devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting this breed we all know and love, the Golden Retriever.

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Welcome to the Golden Retriever Club of Canada/Club du Golden Retriever du Canada

About Golden Retrievers

The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland and England in the mid-19th century as a hunting dog able to retrieve land and water fowl. Goldens made their debut in North America in the 1920’s, were their handsome appearance, wonderful temperament and excellent working ability established their popularity.

History of the GRCC

The first Golden Club registered with the C.K.C. in 1958 was called the Golden Retriever Club of Ontario. Their first meeting was held at the home of Harold Sherlock. The founding members were Jutta Baker, Mel & Bob Angrove, Harold Sherlock, John McNichol


The Golden Retriever Club of Canada is governed by a Constitution and a set of By-laws, furthermore, members agree to adhere to the Club’s Code of Ethics (COE). Click below to read each of these documents.

Golden Retrievers in Canada, a History

It wasn’t until 1927 that any reference of the Golden Retriever can be found in the C.K.C. stud book. It certainly seems possible that Goldens existed in Canada prior to that but at that time the retriever breeds were registered together as Retrievers.

Upcoming Events

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2024 GRCC National will take place on beautiful Vancouver Island

More information will available in the coming weeks at

2024 GRCC National Specialty








Articles of Interest

English Cream Golden Retrievers

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in internet marketing strategies aimed at specifically promoting cream-coloured Golden Retrievers. These light dogs are sometimes being presented to the general public as being exceptionally rare or extremely valuable and are often called ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’…

The Correct Golden Retriever Coat

What could be more glamorous than this image: A handsome golden retriever, running happily through a field; a spectacular dog with a shiny, silky and soft coat, glowing in the sunlight—complete with long feathering, flowing in the wind?

The Golden RETRIEVER Club of Canada

What is the GRCC?

The Golden Retriever Club of Canada is the national breed club recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club.

A Board of Directors manages the overall operation of the Club. The Board consists of the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and five Regional Directors. The interests of local Golden Retriever breed clubs across Canada are represented by the Regional Directors in the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, The Prairies & Northwest Territories, Alberta, and British Columbia & The Yukon.