The GRCA Top Dogs 2017
GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OF ALBERTA
TOP DOG AWARDS FOR 2017
(Awarded at the 2018 AGM)
Congratulations to Everyone creating these special memories and having loads of fun with your treasured Goldens
Top Rally Novice A Dog *No Applicants for Novice A so awarded to Novice B
BUBBLES is a P.A.L.S. pet visitation therapy dog. Her and Kathy Evanson McMahon visit residents at the McKenzie Towne Long Term Care facility twice a month, and students in residence at the University of Calgary. Bubbles exemplifies the perfect Golden Retriever temperament, and is proving to herself to be a valuable asset to the PALS program.
Bubbles is friendly and well behaved with the 6 dogs on their team. She sits politely and patiently beside each resident while they pet and talk to her. The degree to which each individual is able to respond to her varies greatly, but Bubbles reads each person immediately and acts accordingly. Kathy is extremely proud of and grateful for her ability to bring such comfort and joy! They look forward to a wide variety of Pet Therapy visits this coming year. Visiting 911 Call Centre workers and “Story Book” visits at Calgary Public Libraries, where children gain confidence by reading aloud to dogs, are just two of the many opportunities for which Bubbles is very well suited. She truly is a great “Ambassador” for the PALS Program and for the breed.
LIFETIME VERSATILITY AWARD
VERSATILITY DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD
CH MOTCH Zaniri Letter By Letter WCX MH
Owner: Leanne Tucker
Earned: 91 Points
NEW MEMBER AWARD
Annelise Freeman has been behind the scenes for many years even before becoming a member. She has donated beautiful customized prizes repeatedly over the years, to the club for New Member Awards and Presidents Awards at her expense. Annelise is ALWAYS one of the hardest working volunteers at every single agility trial throughout each year. Before, during and after the trials, when most people run away from exhaustion and she always works with a great sense of humor and a smile on her face. Even in the most challenging weather elements and challenging is a gross understatement. Annelise is an exciting new member and an outstanding advocate in support of the education of Goldens.
No Applicants for Field, WCX or MH this year. There were multiple applicants for most of the awards this year which was really nice to see.
Congratulations to all applicants and continued successes in future endeavors. I can’t imagine sharing my lifetime without my amazingly intelligent Goldens. Their capabilities are endless. It’s not a surprise, again with the 2017 CKC results out, year after year proves, the top dogs are sported by lots of Golden Retrievers! It is amazing how much your relationship is enhanced by getting out and getting involved with dog sports with your beloved Goldens! I hope to see more new faces in 2018, try new things. There are many people enthusiastic to help, you just have to ask and show up with a smile
Please send a photo of your winning dog to post on the website to firstname.lastname@example.org . Digital Certificates will be emailed to you.
Best wishes to everyone for a fun and successful 2018!
Lori Lancaster: email@example.com