A club of Golden Retriever fanciers was first organized in the Denver area in 1966. In 1969, the
Golden Retriever Club of Colorado began pursuing membership status with the AKC and the
GRCA. Finally, in October of 1972 after two official name changes and numerous revisions to
the club constitution and by-laws, AKC granted the Mile-Hi Golden Retriever Club eligibility to
apply for and hold "B" sanctioned matches. Shortly after this, an application was made to the
GRCA to become a "member" club.
Mile-Hi has been active in putting on GRCA events, sponsoring several GRCA Western
Regional Specialties and the GRCA National in 1989 and again in 2010. We held our first
Independent Specialty in 1983. Over the years many of our members have held positions on the
GRCA Board, including President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
The goals of the Club are: to encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred Golden
Retrievers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection; to urge members
and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as
the only standard of excellence by which Golden Retrievers shall be judged; to do all in its
power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike
competition at dog shows, obedience trials, field trials; to conduct sanctioned and licensed
specialty shows, obedience trials and field trials under the rules of The American Kennel Club.
Our 2018 MHGRC Board of Directors (click on the name to send an email to the Board Officers):
Club Information and Memberships: Vice-president: Suzie Jordan
Club Newsletter: Kathy Bourland