The NGRC represents the interests of the Golden Retriever through the authority of the six Golden Retriever Clubs in Australia.

Our responsibility is to provide a platform for the education of breeders and to advance and protect the interests of the breed through events and education at a national level.

Educate

NGRC is committed to providing education to help pet owners obtain and care for healthy Goldens from reputable breeders.

Responsible

NGRC determines the breed standard, code of ethics and performance standards. No other organisation’s members care more about the Golden Retriever, or try harder to protect and improve the breed in Australia.

Support

Support breeders and Bring together golden retriever enthusiasts from Australia and overseas, to showcase the breed and discuss contemporary issues with like minded people.

Our responsibility is to provide a platform for the education of breeders and to advance and protect the interests of the breed through events and education at a National level.

NGRC Provides:

  •  A platform for the discussion of any issue of relevance across State borders.
  •  A voice for Golden Retriever enthusiasts at national forums hosted by the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) and other relevant organisations such as the AVA.
  •  Golden Retriever Club members a voice to have matters elevated to the NGRC for discussion and/or action subject to the support of his/her Club.
  •  The capacity, through National events, to bring together Golden Retriever enthusiasts from Australia and overseas, to showcase the breed and discuss contemporary issues with like-minded people.

HOW THE NATIONAL GOLDEN RETRIEVER COUNCIL “WORKS” 

It is a forum for the six State Golden Retriever Clubs. Currently the NGRC meets regularly. Please note that individuals can’t approach the NGRC directly. All correspondence to or from the NGRC should be via their Club’s secretary.

Process:

  1. A Club or an individual Club member has an issue – raises it at Club level for discussion. Members at the Club meeting must agree to send the idea/motion forward. Note: In some instances, the full Club membership may need to be consulted before the issue is progressed further.
  2. The NGRC secretary is notified of the issue and forwards it on to the other Clubs for discussion. The State Breed Delegates discuss the issue on behalf of their Club at the NGRC meeting.
  3. If further information is required, the issue goes back to the Clubs for feedback. This feedback is then presented at the next NGRC meeting by the State Breed Delegates.
  4. The process is repeated as often as needed.
  5. Outcomes from the NGRC should be recorded in Cub newsletters so that all members are kept up-to-date.

Note: The quorum for meetings shall be more in number than 50% of the number of member bodies** for a NGRC meeting to proceed. Each State has a vote as long as their State Breed Delegate is present at the meeting. If a motion is proposed and the vote for/against is equal the motion will be deemed to be lost. Neither the President nor Secretary has a voting right. However, as per By- Law 6 – “Failure to respond within a specified time on issues put to NGRC member clubs is deemed a “yes” vote. (28 Nov 2001)”

It is not appropriate for NGRC matters to be discussed in open forums like social media.

** There are six State member Clubs as at November 2017.

As per By-Law 4 – The membership fee shall be $100 per annum with a $100 joining fee. Fees shall be due and payable by 1 October in each year.

Contact your state breed club for further information.

 

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About The Breed

Characteristics

Characteristics

KIND FRIENDLY CONFIDENT

The Golden Retriever is a Scottish breed of medium size. It is characterised by a gentle and affectionate nature and a striking golden coat. It is one of the most popular breeds and is a frequent competitor in dog shows and obedience trials; it is also used as a gundog and may be trained for use as a guide/assistance dog.

History

History

DEVELOPED IN THE 19th CENTURY

Golden Retrievers were developed in Scotland in the 19th century as a gundog and water retriever to assist hunters in recovering game birds. The breed was created by Sir Dudley Marjoribanks at his Scottish estate Guisachan. The breed was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1913 and by the American Kennel Club in 1925.

Breed Standard

Breed Standard

BREED BLUEPRINT

The Breed Standard is a guideline which puts into words the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a Golden Retriever and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Breeders and judges should at all times avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental to the health, welfare or soundness of the breed.

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