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The Natural State Golden Retriever Club INC is a non-profit group that is both AKC accredited and GRCA recognized.
Our Mission Statement:
The Natural State Golden Retriever Club’s mission is first and foremost to educate the public on our beloved breed. Golden Retrievers are our passion, and we believe in promoting responsible breeding practices and responsible ownership practices with the goal of preserving Golden Retrievers for generations into the future. We accomplish our mission through:
-Hosting educational seminars
-AKC/GRCA events and competitions
-Dog Training Classes
-Community Outreach Events
-Web and Social Media content
The Natural State Golden Retriever Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the health, well-being, versatility, and preservation of purebred Golden Retrievers.
Our aim is to celebrate the breed and to have community outreach through education and events to be enjoyed with your Golden Retriever. We hold many different types of events: from AKC Fit Dog walks to Obedience and Scentwork classes to educational seminars to conformation shows. And even more!
Our members have wide scope of interests lending a neat dynamic to the group all the while sharing the same love of these Golden Retrievers together.
Bringing Change through Meaningful Work with Golden Retrievers
Our club, founded in 2021, is dedicated to protecting and advancing the interests of the Golden Retriever by promoting responsible ownership and breeding. Our club is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Golden Retriever.
We are accredited by the American Kennel Club, and are recognized by the Golden Retriever Club of America.
If you love Golden Retriever Dogs you are in the right place! Come out and join us for some of our AKC, GRCA, Educational, and outreach Events. Like and Follow our Facebook Pages for the most current updates and schedules.
We are a 501-C3 Non-Profit Group dedicated to Golden Retrievers in Arkansas. If you are interested in sponsoring an event for our community and our outreach we would be grateful. Our Treasurer's email is:
NSGRCtreasurer@gmail.com for more information.
We would be grateful to have any gift.
Please visit our Finding a Breeder page to learn more about finding a puppy from an ethical breeder who does all of the health clearances required by the Golden Retriever Club of America Code of Ethics. However, here is a short summary of what to look for in a breeding pair:
*Every breeding dog bred should have:
1)Pennhip or OFA x-rays for hips and elbows after 2 years of age
2) OFA heart done by a Cardiologist (a heart check by a regular Vet does not count)
3) OFA eyes by Ophthalmologist (eyes rechecked every single year).
***This is the bare minimum that a breeder should be doing since this testing is the most valuable tool for stacking the deck towards a healthy Golden Life.***
*Taking a dog just to a vet for a checkup isn't health testing- it is normal dog care.
* GRCA does not "require" or "recommend" DNA testing, however it is generally considered an ethical practice by the Golden Retriever community in order to prevent producing dogs genetically affected with the diseases for which we have tests available (prcd-PRA, GR-PRA1, GR-PRA2, GR-ICH1, GR-ICH2, NCL, etc.), some of which are deadly.
*All of these screens are able to be verified on OFA.ORG with a dog's registered name.
We NEED Volunteers! The greatest gift you can give is your time! We have needs in many areas and you can pick and choose what ways you would enjoy giving back to the breed.
Join us for our monthly Zoom meeting the 1st Sunday of every month @ 5pm.
Support events by coming out!
Volunteer to help at events you enjoy!
Come to train with us!
We look forward to seeing you and your Golden Retriever!