2019 GSGRC Agility Trial

The Garden State Golden Retriever Club is holding its agility trial at the Nex Level Arena

426 Case Boulevard, Flemington, NJ 08822

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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 Nex Level Arena

426 Case Boulevard, Flemington, NJ 08822.  It will be a one ring trial with Dee Crofton judging Standard, JWW and FAST.

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!

Meet the Breeds


Westminster Meet & Compete

on Pier 92& 94 in New York City

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.

There is no CCA scheduled for 2019 but please remember to check back for the 2020 CCA



2015 CCA Qualifiers


Health Clinic



SUNDAY April 28, 2019

PLEASANT VALLEY VETERINARY SERVICES 32 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD WASHINGTON, NJ 07882Last 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 2019 WORD Version of the HEALTH CLINIC FLYER

Click Here for the 2019 PDF Version of the HEALTH CLINIC FLYER

 🙂  Hope to see you all again in 2019!


2019 WC/WCX Tests

The Working Certificate (WC) and Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) tests were established by the Golden Retriever Club of America to encourage the use of and to maintain the natural hunting and retrieving abilities of golden retrievers. They are non-competitive tests of marking and retrieving upland game on land and water fowl on water.

For more information about and the Rules for the WC/WCX tests, please see the GRCA website:

Garden State Golden Retriever Club is pleased to host a combined WC/WCX test each year.

Date: October 2019: October 13, 2019
Place: Blue Springs Kennel, 645 Bairdmore Ave., Winslow Township, NJ
CLICK HERE for Directions
Starting Time: 8:00 AM
Judges: Joseph Lescisko / Laura Weinmann
Game: Pheasant & Ducks
Entry Fees:
WC – $60
WCX – $65
**Entry is Limited to 40 dogs combined WC/WCX**
Pre-entries close: Monday, September 30, 2019 11:59:59 PM CT

CLICK HERE for Entry Link



Specialty Show

Garden State Golden Retriever Club

2019 Specialty Shows

North Branch Park, Bridgewater, NJ
These shows will be held in our specialty tent on the lower field.
Golden exhibitors and spectators may park on the lower field.

Friday, September 6

Designated Specialty with Tuxedo Park Kennel Club
Conformation and Sweepstakes
Conformation – Ms. Patty Pace
Puppy/Junior Dog, Gun Dog and Veteran Sweepstakes – Mr. Hal T. Biermann

All breed obedience trial, am/pm rally trials and junior handling as part of Tuxedo Park Kennel Club

Premium list: CLICK HERE [When Available]

Saturday, September 7

Morning:  Designated Specialty with Somerset Hills Kennel Club
Conformation:  Mr. James G. Reynolds 

All breed obedience trial, am/pm rally trials and junior handling as part of Somerset Hills Kennel Club

Premium list: CLICK HERE [When Available]

Afternoon:  Concurrent Specialty
Conformation – Mrs. Barbara G. Pepper
Premium list: CLICK HERE [When Available]

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