Mentors & Presenters

The LRC Inc.’s Judges’ Education Committee

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. is dedicated to the dual-purpose dog. The image of a Labrador Retriever should represent a working gun dog. Our Judge’s Education Seminars target discussions on the overall balance of a dog bred as a working gun dog and the characteristics that define Labrador type.

Some examples:

  • 1. Head should be clean-cut with a kindly expression and a muzzle the same length as the back skull for efficient game handling.
  • 2. The neck should be long enough to allow the dog to pick up game from the ground with ease. Necks of sufficient length that rise strongly from the shoulder also denote proper shoulder angulation.
  • 3. The fore chest should not be flat, but extend slightly beyond the shoulder like the prow of a small boat.
  • 4. The body and rib cage should be keel-shaped for water stability, not round.
  • 5.The feet should be medium-sized, with arched toes and strong webbing.
  • 6. Coat character should be short and dense with a protective undercoat covered by a coarser outer coat. The outer coat lays flat and wraps around the body protecting the dog from cold in the water and heavy cover in a hunting environment.
  • 7. A thick “Otter tail” is unique to the Labrador and provides balance, as well as serving as a rudder in the water.
  • 8. A biddable temperament, combined with a strong retrieving instinct, makes the Labrador a wonderful companion at home and in the field.

Form-to-function identifies what a Labrador Retriever should be. What is efficient in the field is what makes a Labrador “right” in the conformation ring.

Judges’ Education Committee

Co-Chair:
Marilyn Little
Box 3093, Overgaard, AZ  85933
Home 928-535-5385  •  Cell  602-568-0374
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Co-Chair:
Juxi Burr
4401 Yale NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-345-2966
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Committee Members

Nancy Brandow, Anthony Emilio, Barbara Ironside, Barbara Nowak, Barbara Gilchrist

Requirements

To become an LRC, Inc. Ringside Mentor and a Seminar Presenter:

  • 1. Be a member of the LRC, Inc.
  • 2. At least 15 years of experience in the breed
  • 3. A depth of knowledge in structure and movement
  • 4. An understanding of the Breed Standard and how it applies to function
  • 5. Must attend two or more LRC-approved Judges’ Education Seminars within 3 years prior to application;
  • 6. For Seminar Presenters – must have passed a juried presentation at the National Specialty Events Judges’ Education Seminar.

Seminar Presenters

Marilyn Little
Box 3093, Overgaard, AZ  85933
Home 928-535-5385  •  Cell  602-568-0374
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Juxi Burr
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-345-2966
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Marianne Foote
California
925-447-8513
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Barbara Gilchrist
Washington (state)
253-307-1774
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Barbara Nowak
California
619-444-5829
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Frances Smith, DVM
Minnesota
507-744-2284
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Sue Willumsen
Kingston, NH
503 642 5893
503 475 1588
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Mentors

Sherry L Anderson
Oklahoma
580-402-0688
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Sally Bell
Ohio
614 846 7526
(no email address)

Nancy Brandow
Maine
207-327-1322
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Jan Grannemann
Texas
408-663-6266
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Sue Harrington
Colorado
719 219 1919
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Barbara Ironside
AZ, SD
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Nina Mann
Washington
360-629-7619
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Nancy Stewart
Texas
817-473-1208
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Carol Wageley
Texas
505-514-9775
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Claire White-Peterson
Connecticut
860-535-4289
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