The Yankee Golden Retriever Club exists to promote the development and enjoyment of one of the world's finest sporting dogs, the Golden Retriever. Yankee welcomes members who share our love for the Golden Retriever.
Yankee is a nonprofit corporation, organized in Massachusetts in 1974. Rachel Page Elliott was a founding member of Yankee Golden Retriever Club. Our membership is composed of breeders, exhibitors, obedience and field trainers, AKC judges, and pet owners. We are people like yourself, who are interested in increasing our knowledge and in preserving the standard and special qualities of the Golden Retriever.
Yankee GRC is a member club of the Golden Retriever Club of America, the Master National Retriever Club, the American Dog Owners Association, and the North American Hunting Retriever Association, and is licensed by the American Kennel Club.
Yankee's first independent specialty was held in 1994 at the Lord Wakefield Hotel in Wakefield MA, adjacent to a lake with ducks! The club hosted the GRCA national specialty in 1975, 1984, 1999, and 2008.