2023 GRCA National Specialty

In 2023, join us in the beautiful riverside community of Albany, Oregon.  Friendly folks savor the Willamette Valley’s farm-fresh bounty, treasure the past, and delight in lighthearted community fun. All events for the 2023 GRCA National will be held conveniently within an hour of each other, ensuring you can make the most of your time in this beautiful setting!


Where & When?

Schedule at a Glance​

Latest Updates

Premium Lists Posted

We’re sure you know that entries open on June 21, 2023, but we are beginning to get event-specific premium lists posted so you can plan your National! This is the first

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Obedience and Rally Update

We have an update on Obedience and Rally. We have expanded our obedience to span over three days!  « All Events GRCA Obedience September 12 @ 8:00 am – September

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We invite you to join us for the Golden Retriever Club of America 2023 National Specialty at the Linn County Expo in Albany, Oregon hosted by the Golden Retriever Club

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About Us

The GRCA National Specialty traverses the country, cycling through the Eastern, Central, and Western regions in each successive year. For each of 82 years, The GRCA National has been hosted by one of our many local clubs. In part, due to the logistical challenges of taking on the ever-increasingly complex GRCA National, along with the potential benefit of having a consistent National leadership model in place, in 2021, GRCA assumed the National Specialty leadership role to begin in planning the 2023 GRCA National Specialty.