More than 1,500 of the top Golden retrievers in the United States and Canada, their owners, handlers, breeders and fans, will descend on the cities of Wichita Falls and Henrietta for 10 days beginning Monday, Oct. 20 through Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the Golden Retriever Club of America’s National Specialty Show and Trial.
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, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 26. Tracking will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 on Charles Bearden’s Black Dog Ranch in Henrietta. The retrieving events will be hosted on the property of Jeff and Sharon Fitts, south of Henrietta from Sunday, Oct. 27 through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Spectators are welcome at all events and admission is 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.