Our History

The Golden Retriever Club of Alberta

The Golden Retriever Club of Alberta (GRCAb) was formed in 1984 by a small group of people who shared a common interest in the purebred dog known as the Golden Retriever. 

With approximately 50 members throughout Alberta and neighbouring provinces, the members of the Club are active in a wide variety of pursuits. This includes working certificate training seminars and tests, obedience seminars and trials, specialty shows and boosters, agility, flyball, scent hurdling, drafting and canine health clinics. Additionally, the Club participates in community events such as walk-a-dog-thons, visits to the infirm, Superdogs and Prairie Dogs.

The Club publishes a newsletter called "Golden Recalls", which features articles covering a broad range of topics including show and trial results, upcoming events, animal health issues, book reviews and general interest stories about Club activities and events. The GRCAb is a member of the Golden Retriever Club of Canada (GRCC) and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and upholds the ethics of both.

The Club holds meetings via teleconference throughout the year and an AGM yearly.  

The Club retains a list of breeder, along with our educational information available on our website, to assist those interested in obtaining a Golden Retriever puppy. As well we offer Rescue/Rehome service and accept applications from individuals who may prefer to adopt a mature dog.  


Jan 2024