Golden Retriever Club

Greater Pittsburgh



A non-profit group founded in January 1973

Members are active in venues such as conformation, obedience, field, agility, tracking, therapy and search and rescue .

Earned American Kennel Club (AKC) approval for its first sanctioned breed match in September 1973

Host of the GRCA Eastern Regional Specialty and Obedience Trial Earned AKC license for Hunting Retriever Tests in 1988 Established a rescue program in 1994 -- GRRIP

Earned AKC license for agility trials in 2000

Host 9 meetings each year with programs including emergency and medical care, grooming, training, nutrition, therapy, judging and search and rescue

Host social events such as the annual Christmas party, Awards banquet and summer picnic


Enhance the natural abilities of Golden Retrievers through training

Urge acceptance of the breed standard as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the Golden Retriever shall be judged


Protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, and field, obedience, agility and tracking trials

Conduct licensed specialty shows, field, obedience and agility trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club

Encourage responsible breeding of Golden Retrievers

Educate the community and members about the breed

Provide support and information to help ensure a long and loving relationship between owners and their Goldens


General meetings are held the third Thursday of each month except January, July and December . Meetings are held at the Sisters of Holy Family of Nazareth, 301 Bellevue Road, Pittsburgh PA 15229 -- Also known as Community & Holy Family Manor . The meetings begin at 7:30 PM. This meeting facility does not accommodate dogs except as demonstration dogs. Guests are always welcomed!!

What We Do