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Golden Retriever Club Du Québec

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Golden Retriever Club Du Québec

A docile dog, intelligent and with natural working abilities, friendly and confident.

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Golden Retriever Club Du Québec

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The Golden Retriever Club of Quebec is affiliated with the Golden Retriever Club of Canada (GRCC). The Club consists of enthusiastic supporters of the breed. The membership consists of several breeders and members who are non breeders who own their Goldens as companions.

Many members actively compete in Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) sanctioned events, such as: conformation, obedience, agility, rally-obedience and field. Some of the goals and objectives of the Club are: To develop and promote the Golden Retriever to the highest standards possible; to promote and develop interest in the main activities of the breed; to encourage owners and enthusiasts to become members of the Golden retriever Club of Quebec through positive public relations and educational programs; to promote and enforce regulations of the Canadian Kennel Club; and to ensure that members of the Club breed to maintain the highest standards possible at all times in strict compliance with the Code of Ethics.

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  1. History
  2. Character
  3. Scotland
Guisachan Estate, the home of Lord Tweedmouth and birthplace of the Golden Retriever. Guisachan Estate, the home of Lord Tweedmouth and birthplace of the Golden Retriever.
The Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. At that time, wildfowl hunting was a popular sport for the wealthy Scottish elite, but the existing retriever breeds were inadequate for retrieving downed game from both water and land. Retrieving from both land and water was necessary because the hunting grounds of the time were pocketed with marshy ponds and rivers. Consequently, the best water spaniels were crossed with the existing retrievers, resulting in the establishment of the breed today known as the Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever was first developed near Glen Affric in Scotland, at "Guisachan", the highland estate of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth. For many years, what breeds were originally crossed was disputed, but in 1952, the publication of Marjoribanks' breeding records from 1835 to 1890 dispelled the myth concerning the purchase of a whole troupe of Russian tracker sheepdogs from a visiting circus, instead it details a careful line-breeding program. Commonly, the breed is said to have originated from the Russian tracker.
Golden Retrievers were first accepted for registration by The Kennel Club of England in 1903, as Flat Coats – Golden. They were first exhibited in 1908, and in 1911 were recognized as a breed referred to as Retriever (Golden and Yellow).The Honourable Archie Marjoribanks took a Golden Retriever to Canada in 1881, and registered 'Lady' with the AKC in 1894. These are the first records of the breed in these two countries. The breed was first registered in Canada in 1927, and the Golden Retriever Club of Ontario (GRCO) was formed in 1958. The cofounders of the GRCO were Cliff Drysdale, an Englishman who had brought over an English Golden, and Jutta Baker, daughter-in-law of Louis Baker, who owned Northland Kennels. The GCRO in later years expanded to become the Golden Retriever Club of Canada.
The standard describes the golden retriever as a docile dog, intelligent and possessing a natural working ability, gentle, friendly and confident.
These are dogs that need space and exercise, they are also very attracted to water. In this regard, they have an undercoat that protects them from cold and water, webbed feet and a tail that they use as an oar to help propel and steer with ease.
Goldens retrievers are very affectionate and easy to train but must takes into account their sensitivity and act through encouragement rather than scolding that the dog supports as badly as a drill. Forced his somewhat independent and stubborn nature resurfaces and becomes absent, even wayward. The golden is not a dog to train, but to educate.
Golden Retriever Club of Quebec.

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Gathering of Goldens
with bagpipe and Tartans in Scotland,
birthplace of the breed.

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