2017 GRCA National Specialty

Paws 'N Claws

September 22-30, 2017

Hosted by the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club

Welcome to the website of the 2017 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty. The Specialty is being held from September 22nd through September 30th, 2017, on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore, in Salisbury and nearby venues in both Maryland and Delaware. The area is known for duck hunting, famous Chesapeake Bay seafood and crustaceans, Atlantic beach resorts, and historic homes. Come join us and experience our Golden Retrievers at their best in an environment perfectly suited to show off their many talents and abilities.

The Premium List for the 2017 National Specialty is available for download from the Forms Page or the Rau Dog Shows website.


National Merchandise

Trophy Sponsorship

Welcome Dinner Tickets

Hunt Test Dinner

Field Trial Banquet

Catalogs for pickup at show

Current Updates & Information

Date Page Notes
8/15/17 Agility Entries Online Again! To allow you to enter the agility trial right up through the Wednesday 8/23 closing, ONLINE ENTRIES are again available through the AKC website (www.akc.org).
8/15/17 Silent Auction!!! We are holding a Silent Auction for five pairs of preferred seating for Conformation. You must log in to bid. Go here to make your seating bids.
8/13/17 Gala Update Click here for an update on tickets for the Gala.
8/11/17 Raffle Volunteers Raffle ticket sales volunteers are needed for the Civic Center and the Crown Center. Go here to volunteer. Thank you!
8/7/2017 Parade of Titleholders The 2017 Parade of Titleholders is now full. A waiting list of entries received after the parade filled is being maintained.
8/4/17 Parade of Rescue Goldens The entry form for the Parade of Rescue Goldens is available here. More information is available on the Parade webpage here.
8/1/17 Gala Tickets Gala tickets will be sold on the grfgala.org website, but are not yet available.  Check there for ticket sales opening.
7/13/17 Agility Entries are open! Agility entries for the GRCA National Agility Trial and the PVGRC Trial opened on July 12th.  Online entries are now FULL, but entries mailed to the PO Box are still being accepted. Please visit the Agility page for more information.
7/11/17 Home The 2017 GRCA National Specialty Premium List is available for download on the Forms Page.
7/11/17 CCA A revised CCA Premium is now available on the Forms page.
6/23/17 Parade of Titleholders Form The Parade of Titleholders Form is now available.  Please go to the Parade web page for information about how to download and fill out the form.
6/22/17 Dinner/Banquet Tickets Dinner and Banquet tickets can be ordered using the RSVP Form. Online ordering is NOW AVAILABLE in the store: http://www.2017grcanational.org/grca-national-merchandise-store
6/5/17 RSVP Form The updated RSVP Form is now available on the Forms page. Please note: If you printed an earlier version, it may have been missing instructions on how to make out your check.  Checks should be made payable to GRCA 2017 NS.
6/3/17 Photographers Information on photographers and videographers is now available on the Photos and Videos page.
6/3/17 Parade of Heroes Info on the Parade and Entry Form are now posted on the parade's page.
6/3/17 Call For Gunners 4 Call For Gunners 4 is now posted here.
5/19/17 Field Trial, Hunt Test Volunteers needed for key HT and FT positions!
4/19/17 Kathy Hagerman Paws 'N Claws Print Limited Edition - Place your order now!
Countdown: 2017 GRCA National 09.20.2017 08:00 AM 34 Days


Information will be posted on our Volunteers page.

In 2017, Yom Kippur falls on Saturday, September 30. Anyone interested in attending Kol Nidre services should contact Suzanne Miller.