Mid-Michigan Golden Retriever Club

MMGRC

Our History

Mid-Michigan Golden Retriever Club was founded in 1997.  The idea for forming an AKC licensed specialty club was conceived on the way to a dog show.   When we got back from the dog show, a group of area golden retriever fanciers met in Midland, Michigan to initiate the formation of a golden retriever specialty club that became know as the Mid-Michigan Golden Retriever Club(MMGRC).  The next year was spent recruiting members.  In February of 1999, we started holding regular meetings.  Our monthly meetings alternated between locations in Midland, Michigan and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. As the membership continuing to grow, a formal slate of officers and board members were inducted.

 
A majority of our membership actively exhibits in conformation, obedience, and agility and a number of member households are home to champion and obedience-and agility-titled golden retrievers.  Many are also members of the Golden Retriever Club of America and regularly attend our breed's national specialty.  They are also active in their area all-breed clubs and bring a wealth of resources to our club, which have proven to be invaluable.
 
The club has held a handling seminar; programs on golden retriever rescue and agility; and a number of B/OB-sanctioned matches.  We also have a puppy/breeder referral program.  Our club has also donated copies of "Complete Dog Book for Kids" to area elementary schools and libraries to educate children about the dog fancy. We have had new techniques such as accupuncture, chiropractic, MRI machines come in for demostrations.  
 
We are currently an active AKC licensed specialty club and a Golden Retriever Club of America Member Club.  We hold one specialty each year. The club is also interested in becoming involved in field work in the near future.
 
We are looking for golden retriever fanciers to come join our ranks.  For
membership information, contact Sharon Mudgett at (989) 835-7887 or email at
 

Our Objectives as a Club

The objectives of the club shall be:

a) to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Golden Retrievers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;

b) to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Golden Retrievers shall be judged;

c) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at:

-dog shows

-obedience trials

-agility trials

-tracking tests

-field trials

-hunting tests

d) to conduct sanctioned matches in:

-dog shows

-obedience trials

-agility trials

-tracking tests

-field trials

-hunting tests

Under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.

 

Our membership meetings are held monthly on the second wednesday of the month.  In the summers (june, july, august) we do not have meetings.  They are held at a different place each month, usually restaurants in our local area of Midland to support our local economy.

Please come to any meeting to see what we are all about.  Email Sharon Mudgett for the meeting time, and place. sharon.mudgett@dowcorning.com