2018 GSGRC Agility Trial

The Garden State Golden Retriever Club 
is holding its agility trial at the
Kruisin’ Kanines Barn 
[Just outside of New Hope PA]
Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Garden State Golden Retriever Club is thrilled to announce that for just this year Garden State Golden Retriever Club will hold its agility trial at the Kruisin’ Kanines Barn just outside of New Hope, PA.  It will be a one ring trial with Dee Crofton judging Standard, JWW and FAST.

For those who haven’t been to Kruisin’, the footing is a wonderful equestrienne surface.  The barn has two (2) rings that are built into the ground so it stays cooler.  The larger ring is where the trial will be held and the smaller ring will be available for crating and will have fans.

We genuinely hope that you’ll come and play with us.  While it is only one day of the weekend, we intend to make a GREAT day!

For the premium list  ………CLICK HERE

AKC agility has four levels of competition: Novice, Open, Excellent and Masters. At each level the courses get harder, the course times get shorter and the number of faults allowed in order earn a qualifying run (a “Q”) decreases. There are five AKC agility games.

  • “Standard” consists of all the AKC agility obstacles (various types of jumps, open tunnels, chute, weave poles, A-frame, dog walk, teeter and pause table).
  • JWW” (Jumpers with Weaves) consists of jumps and weaves and sometimes a tunnel.
  • FAST” (Fifteen And Send Time) is a gamblers choice type of game where the obstacles are pointed and the handers make up a course that must include a designated sequence of obstacles handled from behind a distance line.  The dog with the most points in the allotted time wins.
  • T2B” (Time to Beat) is an all-out race over a speed course. The fastest dog wins the class and 10 points; all other dogs that complete the course earn points based on how close they come to the winner’s time.
  • “Premiere” is designed to challenge dogs and handlers at an increased speed and skill level above Masters.  The courses are more technical and incorporate varied approach angles (including backsides), spacing, and obstacle discriminations.

In addition to the AKC competition, we’ll be offering “Glory Runs” – a special attraction designed to give retired or disabled agility dogs one more time in the ring. We’ll be breaking the trial around 9 am to cheer for these special dogs as they have a chance to play this fun game they love so much.

Agility is a great spectator sport! Garden State Golden Retriever Club encourages folks to come watch our trial!

NJ Dog Legislation News

NJ Dog Legislation News

The GSGRC has a number of members who are involved with New Jersey Dog Legislation. We will be posting information regarding NJ Legislation here in the near future.

Obedience and Rally


Will be replaced this year by the GRCA Eastern Regional Specialty Trials to be held Thursday September 6, 2018 at North Branch Park

Top Dog Obedience School
24 Bartley Road, Flanders, NJ 07836

These trials are open to Golden Retrievers ONLY

This Event Will Return in 2019

Meet the Breeds

[Meet and Compete]

February 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Meet the Breeds® is a popular, hands-on AKC event.

The GSGRC has added this educational element to its activities for the dog-loving public providing the chance to learn about a number of breeds as well as the chance to view the talented and athletic dogs.

Meet the Breeds offers attendees the unique chance to meet and play with hundreds of different dog breeds, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle.

Please Join Us with your dogs at this year’s MEET THE BREEDS in NYC now being held at Pier 92 & 94 in New York City (West Side Highway at 54th Street). This a great event to both socialize your dogs while having a blast educating the public. If you attend as a booth participant, you and your dog receive free admission for the entire day’s events, (Masters Agility Championships/dock diving/ all the meet the breeds booths/ doggy booth shopping etc.) lunch and near-by parking.

It’s a great way to spend your day. If you think you may have an interest or can lend a hand or if you are interested in participating in the event, please contact club member Susan Palius for more details.

Meet & Compete 2017



The Noncompetitive Conformation Assessment Program is one that was created by the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA). It provides for a Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) that can be earned by Goldens over the age of 18 months who are AKC or CKC registered, or who have an AKC ILP number. Spayed and neutered Goldens are expressly permitted, as well as those owned by non-members of the GRCA.

The HVGRC will be hosting a CCA event in conjunction with the

Garden State GRC at the GRCA Eastern Regional Specialty

eastern regional

September 6, 2018

North Branch Park 355 Milltown Rd. Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Evaluators: Susan Foster, Cindy Partridge, Margie Sarkin

$80 check made out to HVGRC

Limited to entry of 21

(GRCA rules require the National and Regional CCAs to be on a “random draw” basis if the entry limit is reached)

Entry by GRCA members only unless unfilled then entries from non-GRCA members will be taken.

All forms and info can be found at:

click here to download the form 

Please be sure to include AKC dog registration
Send entries to:
Lynn Paraskeva
c/o Carol Russo
9 Strawberry Hill Ct.
Montvale, NJ. 07645

Carol Russo, Chairperson


2015 CCA Qualifiers


Health Clinic



SUNDAY April 22, 2018


Last year, the 2017 GSGRC Health Clinic provided 275 different screenings throughout the day for approximately 160 dogs of varying breeds.  The screenings/services included 97 dogs for eyes, 45 for hearts, 70 Snap 4DX testing for heart worm and tick borne disease checks (up from 45 a year ago).  One happy customer wrote……….. “Just wanted to say thanks for simplifying the health screening process for us. It was truly a time saver and the level of professionalism by everyone was “icing on the cake “!!!”  We’re sure that many others felt the same.

Click here for the 2018 WORD Version of the HEALTH CLINIC FLYER

Click Here for the 2018 PDF Version of the HEALTH CLINIC FLYER

Click here for the Broad Institute Blood/Tissue Sample Release Form 

 🙂  Hope to see you all again in 2018 😆


2018 WC/WCX Tests

The Working Certificate (WC) and Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) titles are awarded to
dogs through the Golden Retriever Club of America.
These tests are designed to show the dog’s natural abilities as a retriever.

For more information about the WC/WCX tests please see GRCA – WC/WCX Rules

Hosted By: Garden State Golden Retriever Club, Inc.

Enter the 2018 REGIONAL SPECIALTY  WC/WCX Tests Here

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018

Place: Assunpink Wildlife Management Area
Robbinsville, NJ

CLICK HERE for Directions to the Assunpink Wildlife Conservation Center

Starting Time: 8:00 AM

Judges: Anney Doucette / Robert Von Suskill

Game: Pheasant & Ducks

Entry Fees:
WC –   $60
WCX – $65

**Entry is Limited to 30 dogs combined WC/WCX**

This test will be open ONLY to Golden Retrievers

Pre-entries close: Monday, August 27, 2018 11:59:59 PM CT

Entries and other information can be obtained by emailing the Event Secretary:

Specialty Show

GRCA Eastern Regional Specialty

Garden State Golden Retriever Club

2018 Specialty Shows

Thursday September 6, 2018
GRCA Eastern Regional Specialty
Conformation, Sweepstakes, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally, CCA 
Conformation – Mrs. Wendy Hamilton-Petkau
Junior Showmanship – Mrs. Michelle Wolcott
Obedience – Mrs. Nancy K. Withers and Mrs. Karen Wrey
Sweepstakes and Gun Dog Sweepstakes – Anney Doucette
Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) – Susan Foster, Cindy Partridge and Margie Sarkin

Premium list: CLICK HERE
Click HERE  for CCA Information and Entry Forms

Friday September 7, 2018
Designated Specialty with Tuxedo Park Kennel Club 
Conformation – Ms Sharon R. Lyons
Premium list: CLICK HERE

Saturday September 8, 2018
Designated Specialty with Somerset Hills Kennel Club
Conformation – Ms Lisa E. Weiss
Sweepstakes – Joe McGinnis

Premium list: CLICK HERE

Sunday September 9, 2018
WC/WCX Tests 
Judges – Rob Vonsuskil and Anney Doucette
Premium & Electronic Entry:  Click Here

Have your favorite merchandise embroidered with the GRCA 2018 Eastern Regional logo, hosted by Garden State Golden Retriever Club!
Click here

Click Here for  More Links to Regional Specialty Goodies

Historical Look At Past Specialty Winners


(Left click to open the PDF file or right click to download)

Juicy is proudly owned by Nancy Greenbarg
Juicy is proudly owned by Nancy Greenbarg
2009 Specialty Fynan BOS Sweeps
2009 Specialty Fynan BOS Sweeps
2009 Specialty Scapicchio HIT
2009 Specialty Scapicchio HIT