LRC Merchandise Now online
Merchandise with the club's logo is now available online.
Go to retrieveroutfitter.com and click on either men's or women's apparel to see the choices. You can select your preferred logo for any item you choose to buy. To date, only one other club has provided their logo, the National Amateur Retriever Club.
Two Changes to the Retriever Field Trial Standard Procedures
By Marcia Lucas - Thursday June 27, 2013.
Definition of an Amateur. This change appears in the Standing Recommendations of the Retriever Advisory Committee, paragraph #3. (Page 36)
Amateur Definition: the following definitions and standards should be followed in determining the status of any person to be an Amateur:
(a) For purposes of eligibility to judge under Chapter 14, Section 3 of the rules for retriever trials, a person shall be considered an Amateur who during the period of two years preceding the trial in question has not received compensation from the direct training of a dog for hunting, hunting tests or field trials and/or the handling of a dog in the same, and/or the regular and systematic personal instruction of other individuals regarding the above pursuits at any level.
Compensation as provided above is defined as money, goods or services to a person or any member of their household. Any person participating in an occasional organized seminar or workshop to improve the training and handling of field trial, hunting test or hunting dogs will be exempt from the above provision as will a person who receives payment for providing educational material (such as books, videos, etc.) to the public on the training and handling of field trial, hunting test or hunting dogs.
Use of Layout Blinds. This change appears in Standard Procedure #8, third paragraph. (Page 28)
Retired Guns and throwers should be concealed by a blind that provides complete coverage, adequate space, and natural camouflage to conceal the distinctive shape of the blind and in no event shall gunners or throwers be instructed to lay down on the ground in layout blinds or like configurations for hiding purposes.
The new wording will appear in the next reprint of the Rules.
Please e-mail questions or comments to Fieldtrials@akc.org.
SUPPORT LAB RESCUE!!
By Terri McFadden - Friday March 08, 2013.
Back by popular demand! We are once again offering a t-shirt you can buy to announce your proud support for Labrador Retriever Rescue. Proceeds go to the LRC's fund for catastrophic rescue emergencies.
The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. maintains a special fund for the emergency care of Labs who are abandoned in multiple numbers, i.e. floods, tornadoes, death of owner or puppy mill shut down. This fund was established to pay for the immediate care of the animals such as vaccinations, health checks or short term boarding. It is available to any organized Labrador Rescue Group that is recognized by the National Rescue Coordinator.
If you would like to support this program you may send a donation to :
The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.
295 Woods Rd.
Elkton, MD 21921
or purchase a t-shirt! You will find them here: http://www.tshirtstotherescue.com/products-t-shirts/lrc.html
(the LRC shirt is in the lower right corner of the array of available shirts)
and we thank you!
New award launched
By Marcia Lucas - Thursday December 27, 2012.
At the June, 2012 board meeting, the new Versatile Producer of Merit award was conditionally approved. The program will run for five years, beginning January 1, 2013 and if there is sufficient interest from the members, the award will continue beyond the five year trial period. You can read the details of the program here.
Versatile producers can accrue points as their offspring continue to garner new titles. The producers with the most points will be recognized on the website, in the Newsletter, and in the Yearbook, each year.
OFA AND ACVO ESTABLISH NEW EYE CERTIFICATION REGISTRY
By Marcia Lucas - Friday November 09, 2012.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OFA AND ACVO ESTABLISH NEW EYE CERTIFICATION REGISTRY
AND CLINICAL DATABASE FOR OPHTHALMIC DIAGNOSES
Columbia, Missouri, Friday, August 31, 2012 - The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) are pleased to announce the establishment of a new joint Eye Certification Registry (ECR) and Clinical Database for
Ophthalmic Diagnoses (CDOD) effective November 1, 2012. Together, the ECR and CDOD will be important tools to monitor canine inherited eye conditions and reduce their incidence.
OFA Eye Certification Registry exams are ophthalmic examinations, performed by ACVO
Diplomates, to assess dogs for the presence or absence of observable hereditary ocular disease. Dogs with normal exam results will receive OFA eye certification numbers valid for one year. Eye Certifications are an important part of the routine health screening practiced by responsible
dog breeders to produce healthy puppies. Recognizing that animals presenting for a Certification Exam represent a biased population of primarily normal dogs, the CDOD will capture aggregate statistics regarding disease prevalence for those animals presented to ACVO Diplomates in private and institutional clinical practices.
The OFA currently maintains the world’s largest online database of canine health screening results. The addition of eye exam results will enhance the value of this important toolset for responsible breeders to make more informed breeding decisions to reduce the incidence of
inherited disease. For informed puppy buyers, the database provides documentation of a breeder’s health screening efforts.
A portion of the proceeds from all OFA eye registrations will be donated to the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation to support research leading to the elimination of ocular diseases causing vision loss and suffering in animals.
For more information please visit the OFA website at www.offa.org
OFA, Columbia, MO
(573) 442-0418 x222
Founded in 1966, the OFA is a not-for-profit foundation with the mission to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease. The ACVO promotes excellence in veterinary ophthalmology through advanced training, certification, research and education.