The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. is the only organization officially recognized by the American Kennel Club as the national parent club of the Labrador Retriever, a 'Dog for All Reasons’.
Welcome to your source for information about our favorite breed, the Labrador Retriever, and some of the activities of the LRC.
BATON ROUGE, LA — AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States is pleased to announce its donation of an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer in Baton Rouge, LA. This life-saving equipment will be available to dispatch to any local disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets. This... Read more »More current news
As of December 31, 2020, the total monies generated from active members of the Purina Parent Club Partnership program for the LRC, Inc. was $38,424. $19,212 will be sent directly to the Parent Club and the other 50% will be sent to the CHF (Canine Health Foundation) specific for research to benefit Labrador Retrievers. The... Read more »More health news
The LRC, Inc. National Specialty Events Week 2021 The LRC, Inc. is pleased to celebrate the Labrador Retriever with club members and Labrador enthusiasts at the National Specialty Events Week October 4-9, 2021 at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri. For information about trophies, judges, and committee members, please consult our specialty page, LRC National... Read more »More specialty news
THE THREE COAT COLORS FOR TRUE LABRADOR RETRIEVERS ARE BLACK, YELLOW, AND CHOCOLATE ONLY! THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER BREED STANDARD ONLY ALLOWS BLACK, YELLOW AND CHOCOLATE AND ANY OTHER COAT COLOR IS A DISQUALIFYING FAULT.
It is the opinion of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., the American Kennel Club Parent Club for the breed, that a “silver” Labrador is not a purebred Labrador retriever. The pet owning public is being duped into believing that animals with this dilute coat color are desirable, purebred and rare and, therefore, warrant special notoriety or a premium purchase price.
Over the past few years a limited number of breeders have advertised and sold dogs they represent to be purebred Labrador Retrievers with a dilute or gray coat color—hence the term “silver labs.” The AKC has accepted some of these “silver labs” for registration. Apparently, the rationale for this decision is that the silver coat color is a shade of chocolate. Interestingly, the original breeders of “silver” Labradors were also involved in the Weimaraner breed. Although we cannot conclusively prove that the silver Labrador is a product of crossbreeding the Weimaraner to a Labrador, there is good evidence in scientific literature indicating that the Labrador has never been identified as carrying the dilute gene “dd.” The Weimaraner is the only known breed in which the universality of “dd” is a characteristic.
The goal of the Club shall be to encourage and promote quality in the breeding and performance of pure-bred Labrador Retrievers and to do all possible to bring their natural attributes as working retrievers to perfection.
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