Enjoy the Ride!
While many folks prefer the term English or British Golden Retriever we prefer to use the term EUROPEAN as a way of honoring all breeders who have worked to develop and improve the breed, not only in the British Isles, but on the Continent as well. Our official logo does incorporate the flag of the United Kingdom to reflect the origins of this lovely sporting dog -- THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER.
- Contribute to the breed as it has developed in Europe and elsewhere.
- Retain and build upon the admirable qualities found in our imported breeding stock.
- Offer an expanding gene pool for those engaged in breeding programs.
- Provide the latest information concerning health issues in the breed.
- Mentor and encourage new arrivals to the breed and European-type Golden Retriever.
- Identify trustworthy and knowledgeable breeders, both here and abroad.
- Encourage members to obtain all health clearances for their dogs, whether they choose to breed or not.
- Join and support all GRCA activities important to the breed and its future in America.
On the other hand, we will endeavor to:
- Oppose any effort to encourage or support programs that may be properly regarded as "puppy mills."
- Do all possible to discourage the breeding of "designer mutts," most especially, but not only Goldendoodles.
- Reprimand any club member who makes unfounded, exaggerated claims about the European Golden Retriever.
- Condemn those who launch personal attacks on either members or non-members of our club, or who engage in hearsay.
- Expel any member who violates the rules of ethical breeding, delineated by either the AKC or the GRCA.
European Golden Retrievers in the States wishes to acknowledge other groups and individuals who are presenting the European Goldens in a positive light. That would include both EGNA and the BGRCA. While our tactics may differ, we are united in our desire to serve as advocates for the Golden Retrievers which have been imported to our shores in recent years.
Whether they are called English Cream Goldens, British Golden Retrievers, or even White Golden Retrievers (a term we personally do not favor since no Golden is actually white in color, though it might be a very pale cream or a very light golden hue) they are true Golden Retrievers and deserve our support.