More than 1,500 golden retrievers from all over the United States and Canada, and their owners, handlers, breeders and fans will descend on Wichita Falls and Henrietta, for 10 days.
This event is the Golden Retriever Club of America's National Specialty Show and Trial, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Golden Retriever Club of America.
Golden retrievers and their owners will compete during these days in various venues, including conformation, obedience, rally, tracking, agility, and bird retrieving.
- Conformation, obedience, rally and agility will be held at the Multipurpose Event Center in Wichita Falls from Monday, October 21 through Saturday, October 26.
- Tracking will be held on Sunday, October 20 on Charles Bearden's Black Dog Ranch in Henrietta.
- The retrieving events will be hosted at the Boddy Ranch in Henrietta, Texas from Sunday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 30.
Spectators are welcome at all events for free.
Many vendors of dog supplies and goodies will be available at the sites to offer everything from dog food, grooming supplies, dog art, training accessories, clothing, and dog beds and treats so please plan to come shop for your own canine companion, no matter what breed you may own.