Their responsibility is to promote the temperament, appearance, soundness, natural retrieving and hunting abilities of the Golden Retriever. Their members are dedicated to the responsible breeding and ownership of the Golden Retriever. They advance and protect the interests of the breed through events, education, The Golden Retriever Foundation, research and Golden Rescue.
A non-profit group founded in January 1973 the members are active in venues such as conformation, obedience, field, agility, tracking, therapy and search and rescue. This club earned American Kennel Club (AKC) approval for its first sanctioned breed match in September 1973.
WPKA was chartered on May 5, 1933 and incorporated as a non profit organization on July 12, 1938. The purpose for which our club was formed was to promote the breeding of and to protect and advance the interests of pure bred dogs and to encourage and hold dog shows, exhibitions and matches under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club of which we are a member.
The Presque Isle Retriever Club has been in existence since 1985. The club has 55 members and holds monthly training sessions with experienced trainers and handlers to help new members.
On September 17, 1884, a group of twelve dedicated sportsmen, responding to a "meeting call" from Messrs. J. M. Taylor and Elliot Smith, met in the rooms of the Philadelphia Kennel Club in that City. Each member of the group was a representative or "delegate" from a dog club that had held a benched dog show or had run field trials. This new "Club of Clubs" was, in fact, The American Kennel Club.
Butler Dog Training Association has been serving the Butler, Pennsylvania community for over 20 years. They offer training classes for Puppy Obedience, Basic Manner and Obedience Level I and II, and Agility Foundations. Their classes are taught with qualified and experienced instructors using positive training methods.
Our mission is the promotion of the working retriever: The betterment of retrieving breeds and furtherance of good sportsmanship in the field, encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred retrievers and to do all things possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection, conduct sanctioned and licensed hunt tests and field trials under the rules of The American Kennel Club.