The Fox Red Controversy

This is the official LRC response to a recent judging error in Hutchinson Kansas, Thursday, June 10, 2021.


AKC’s response to LRC.


Judges Education at the National Specialty

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., will be offering Labrador Judges Education at our National Specialty on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at Purina Farms. (Grayslake, MO)
Seminar, Hands-on and Ringside mentoring will be available.
Cost $50.00
Information/Reservations contact:
Marilyn Little
602 568 0374

2021 National Specialty

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 Specialty.

For the most current and accurate information about the event schedule, event chairs, event locations and event secretaries/superintendents please consult the National Specialty Events Week Web Page.


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.

The Baton Rouge trailer was made possible by an initial donation from the Borzoi Club of America for a trailer to be placed in the central Gulf region, followed by donations from the French Bull Dog Club of America, American Shetland Sheepdog Association Foundation, Labrador Retriever Club*, Sherwood South Animal Hospital of Baton Rouge, and AKC Reunite.

This trailer was delivered on March 22nd, during the height of Louisiana’s flood season and just as hurricane season is approaching. It will assist the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center in helping community pets that may become displaced from natural disasters.

“The Baton Rouge trailer is the 92nd AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer donation through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program and will provide critical resources to help the team at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center quickly set up emergency shelter and care for displaced pets during a disaster,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe pet care and sheltering solutions are crucial immediately following a disaster, and we are pleased to offer this trailer as an important resource to help the community.”


The equipment in the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers helps to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets during the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared. The trailers house and deliver essential animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, bowls, collars and leashes as well as fans, lighting and a generator, cleaning supplies and maintenance items. These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.


“Our team is extremely thankful to AKC Reunite, the Sherwood South Animal Hospital and the various AKC dogs clubs that contributed for providing this vital and lifesaving tool for our community,” said Daniel Piatkiewicz of the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control & Rescue Center. “Our organization is now better prepared to support the people and pets of our community in the wake of a disaster.”

  • *The Labrador Retriever Club donated $10,000 to this trailer. We try to contribute to two of these trailers each year.

LRC and the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program

  • 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 numbers in 2019 and 2020 are showing a definite downward trend.

We understand that the switch from cutting out and saving weight circles and mailing them in, to uploading and submitting receipts online has been difficult for some, and we want to give you some key takeaways for receipt submission.

Please be aware if you are not, participants have a choice of mailing in their receipts if they are not comfortable with uploading receipts from either their phone or their computer. You do NOT have to be a member of The Labrador Retriever Club to take advantage of this excellent financial advantage for you and for the breed. Thank you all who are participating!

Read more here, LRC and Purina Parent Club Partnership

COVID19 Waiver of Liability for LRC Events

Please use this form, to be signed by ALL participants, for your Labrador Retriever Club events, for the foreseeable future.

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It can be filled out online, printed, signed, and you can then take it with you to the event.

AKC CHF 25th Anniversary DAF Challenge Contributor

The Labrador Retriever Club has participated in the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation research challenge since its inception. We continue this partnership because we know how important research is to our beloved breed.
To learn more about the AKC Canine Health Foundation and to see a complete list of funded research, please visit their website or call them at 1-888-682-9696
Posted on behalf of Dr. Calvin B. Carpenter

Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving has come and gone. We hope everyone had a blessed, and safe, gathering with family and/or friends!
Now it is time to think about Christmas and gifts for those and for yourself.
Enjoy the new holiday collection!


Just released! New styles for our rescue t-shirt. A portion of the sales go to the Labrador Retriever Club’s fund to assist Labrador Retriever rescue organizations in catastrophic circumstances.

BE A HERO! Click the photo!
A portion of the proceeds from your purchases go to the LRC’s rescue fund. THANK YOU!