On March 2, 2023, our Golden Retriever Kenzo became a new AKC Champion by winning Winners Dog at the 2023 Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) Western Regional Specialty dog show held in Phoenix, AZ
2023 Golden Retriever Club of America Western Regional Specialty Winners Dog
Finishing his AKC Championship at the GRCA Western Regional Specialty was a great honor. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Judge Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus, KENZO’s handler Larry Fenner from the Black n Gold Team – Liz, Laurie, and Gillian. We also want to congratulate his breeder Julie from CaliGold Retrievers for her exceptional breeding.
About GRCA – Golden Retriever Club of America
The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) is a national organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the breed’s standard of excellence. Founded in 1938, the club has a membership of over 4,000 and offers a variety of resources for Golden Retriever owners, breeders, and enthusiasts. The GRCA provides information on health, genetics, training, and responsible breeding practices, and sponsors events such as field trials, obedience competitions, and conformation shows. The club also supports Golden Retriever rescue organizations and advocates for the humane treatment of all animals.
KENZO’s Official Photo: Major Win at the 2023 GRCA Western Regional Specialty Winners Dog and New AKC Champion
Why does the GRCA hold specialty dog shows?
The Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA) holds specialty dog shows for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, these shows provide an opportunity for Golden Retriever enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the breed’s unique qualities. It also allows breeders to showcase their dogs and compete for top honors, which helps to promote responsible breeding practices and maintain the breed’s standards of excellence. In addition, these shows provide an opportunity for judges to evaluate the breed’s conformation and temperament, which helps to ensure that Golden Retrievers continue to be bred for health, temperament, and soundness. Finally, these shows raise awareness and interest in the breed among the general public, which can help to promote responsible dog ownership and encourage people to consider adopting a Golden Retriever as a companion.
What’s next for KENZO? 2023 GRCA National Specialty
Kenzo’s breeder, CaliGolden Retrievers, will be accompanying him to attend GRCA National Specialty dog show in Albany, Oregon, this September. It’s going to be an exciting event, and he will be participating in the Best of Breed competition.