Parent Clubs and Major Organizations 

American Kennel Club – Breed information and education

Golden Retriever Club of America – Parent organization of the Tarheel Golden Retriever Club

Golden Retriever Foundation – Organization founded by the Golden Retriever Club of America to fund projects which further the welfare of the Golden Retriever breed through research, rescue, and education


Breed Information 


Medical Information  (resources – please communicate closely with your veterinarian for any medical issues your dog may have, links are provided as a resource only)

Broad Institute – Collects DNA samples and research the genetic causes of diseases in dogs as well as their human companions.

National Canine Cancer Foundation – A nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to cancer researchers.  – Information on hemangiosarcoma – a malignant, rare, rapidly growing and highly invasive form of cancer common in Golden Retrievers and other breeds. 

Canine Megaesophagus.Org

Golden Retriever Club of America Health and Researchinformation about more common health issues in the breed and research in process to address these health concerns


Rescue Organizations 
Please consider donating to rescue organizations.  The perform a wonderful service and are always in need of help.  If you are looking for a new golden, please also consider rescue!

Neuse River Golden Retriever RescueRaleigh, NC
Golden Retriever Rescue Club of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Triad Golden Retriever Rescue –
Greensboro, NC
Yorktown, VA

Training Centers

Bon-Clyde Learning CenterSanford, NC
Durham Kennel Club
Durham, NC
Pet Behavior Help
Durham, NC
Raleigh, NC
Azalea Dog Training Club
Ogden, NC
Orange County, NC
Winston-Salem Dog Training Club Winston-Salem, NC



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