New member application instructions: We do not accept online applications at this time. If you are interested in becoming a member of PVGRC (or if your membership has lapsed or you were once a member and wish to return to the Club), please download the application by clicking on the link below. Print it out and complete it. You must obtain the signature of two Club members to endorse your application. Once you have the necessary signatures, mail the completed application and a check for the annual dues for the membership type for which you are applying to the address indicated on the application form.


2020 membership renewal instructions for existing Club members: You must complete the 2020 Membership Renewal Application, which you can download by clicking on the link below. After completing the application, you can print it out and mail it in,  or scan it and email it. See the instructions on the form. If you mail it, please include a check made out to PVGRC for the amount of the membership type you are renewing. If you email it, you will then need to make an electronic payment via PayPal. See the instructions on the form for PayPal payment.



The Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club (PVGRC), a non-profit organization, was formed in 1968 to promote the purebred Golden Retriever and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.

We urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the only standard of excellence by which Golden Retrievers shall be judged; we do all in our power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows as well as conducting sanctioned and licensed specialty shows, field events, obedience trials, and agility trials under the rules of the AKC.

At present we have members ranging from South Carolina to New York, with the heaviest concentration in the Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas.  Our membership runs about 200, with 60 members being the most active.

We are a member Club of the Golden Retriever Club of America (GRCA), which in turn, is a member of the AKC.  We are eligible to host Regional and National Specialty Shows and Trials, as well as our own Independent Specialty.  Please click on our Calendar to view upcoming events.