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A Brief History
The Honorable Archie Majoribanks took a Golden Retriever to Canada in 1881, and registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1894. These are the first records of the breed in North America. The breed was first registered in Canada in 1927, and the Golden Retriever Club of Ontario, now the Golden Retriever Club of Canada (GRCC), was formed in 1958. The co-founders of the GRCC 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, what is possibly Canada's first kennel dedicated to Goldens. The AKC recognized the breed in 1925, and in 1938 the Golden Retriever Club of America was formed.
Today, The Golden Retriever Club of Canada is regarded as the parent club to nine regional clubs which span the country from the west coast to the east coast. The GRCC is the guardian of the breed standard and supports all manner of Golden Retriever activities by the regional clubs. Members of the GRCC participate in performance, educational, and charitable activites - all related to Golden Retrievers.
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