Once again this year at the GRCA National Specialty, the “Parade of Heroes” will be held to recognize and celebrate Golden Retrievers enrolled in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

The parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, during the lunch break for Best of Breed. It is only for study-participating Goldens.

Owners of eligible Goldens who wish to participate in the parade should submit their entry with a brief (100 words or less), typewritten narrative about their hero Golden and include one funny or quirky thing about the dog. A special committee will select a few stories to read during the parade. The committee reserves the right to edit submitted material. Participants will be awarded rosettes and a toy donated by Chewy.

The entry form can be accessed HERE. The entry fee is $5 and checks should be made payable to: “MAF” The entry deadline is September 16 or when entry limit of 75 is reached.

The MAF, GRCA and the Lifetime Study volunteers invite everyone to please join them for a tribute to these courageous Goldens, their loving families, and the dedicated volunteers supporting this study.

Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is a prospective, observational study that is following approximately 3,000 Golden Retrievers, throughout their lifetimes, to identify the risk factors for cancer and other common diseases. For more information, please visit: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/golden-retriever-lifetime-study.

Parade of Heroes, Purina Farms 2018