40th Potomac Specialty (2015)

April 7 - 10, 2015

  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
DOGS: 1,007 1,075 1,121 1,130 1,067 1,077 1,109 1,025 961 1,050
ENTRIES: 1,470 1,523 1,644 1,665 1,557 1,596 1,588 1,483 1,351 1,518

Conformation - April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015

Puppy Match and Judges Education Seminar, Monday, April 6th, 2015

Four Rally Trials - April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015

Four Obedience Trials - April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015

Canine Good Citizen Certification

Sponsored By:

Holiday Inn Conference Center at FSK Mall

Frederick, Maryland

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Complete Show Details Coming SOON!


Breed - Claire White Peterson (Stonecrest)

Bitches - Gary Johnson (Cremino)

Dogs - AnJa Verbeek (Farbourne)

Stud Dog and Brood Bitch - MaryAnn Czerwinski

Sweeps Bitches** - Pam Ireland

Sweeps Dogs** - Laura Reich

Rally- Tuesday & Wednesday- Mrs. Cheryl Pratt

Rally- Thursday & Friday- Mr. Jeffery B Showman

Obedience- Tuesday & Wednesday- Ms. Donna Meade

Obedience- Thursday & Friday- Mr. Jeffery B Showman

**Best in Sweepstakes and Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes will be judged jointly by Pam Ireland and Laura Reich.

1st Annual "Labrador Retriever Top 20 Gala"

Held in conjunction with the 2015 Potomac Specialty


Come join in the excitement of seeing the 2014 Specialty winners and the 2014 Top 20 Labrador Retrievers be presented in the Grand Ballroom on Tuesday April 7th, 2015. Tickets and Tables are now available to purchase. $45 per person. Cocktail hour (cash bar) starts at 5:30 followed by a sit down dinner, desserts, coffee and MORE DRINKING........ during our one of a kind presentation of the dogs. A limited live auction featuring "one of a kind pieces" by fellow labrador breeders Nancy Arbuckle, Judy Heim, Debra McKinley, Sally Bell, Mary Poole, Jane Partin etc will all benefit Labrador Retriever health research.

Like us on Facebook "The Labrador Retriever Top 20 Gala Foundation" for daily updates and information!!!!

Breeders Seminar

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – Host Hotel Ballroom - Cost $45

This year the LRCP is very excited to be present the “FUTURE OF THE BREED” a breeder seminar at Potomac. There will be a brief presentation on the history of the breed given by Debra McKinley, Fantasy followed by a panel discussion on the future of the breed.

We have a great group of breeders on the panel to include: Clare Senfield (Allegheny), Jean-Louis Blais (Chablis), Nancy Chargo (Banner), Sally Bell (Borador), Judy Heim (Hyspire), Carol Heidl (Tabatha), Karen Helmers (Paradocs), Jill DiGesare (Wiscoy), Tina Barks (Bellwether), Heidi Herman (Paradigm), Nicole McCarthy (Piccadilly), Diane Sullenberger (Harlequin), Christina Trojak (Stormy C), and from Europe Margaret Brown (Ramsayville) and Kirsi Luomanen (Tweedledum).

This is large panel consisting of well-established breeders along with relatively new breeders who we feel have a good perspective on the breed. As the moderator for the seminar, I am asking that you begin to submit questions you would like to have addressed by our panel members. This will help keep the seminar moving and better organized. You can submit your questions to me at clplabs@aol.com or message me, Tony Ciprian on Facebook.

We are also working on having a webcast of the seminar so that individuals who could not come to Potomac can watch the seminar and submit questions. Since this is a huge undertaking it is important to keep on track and the seminar flowing smoothly. If you have any questions for a specific panel member, I will make sure they get your question ahead of time so they can prepare the best answer possible for you.

Attendees from outside the US may make a reservation and pay at the door by selecting that option on the link below. Please click on the PayPal link to complete your reservation. You will NOT need your credit card to complete the reservation. AND you WILL receive a confirming email.

Motor Home/RV Parking

Exhibitors wishing to park a motor home or recreational vehicle at the Holiday Inn must agree to abide by the following "Rules, Regulations and User Agreement" and must make advance reservations and pay the applicable fees not later than April 3(see form below). The LRCP gratefully acknowledges the efforts of Penny Kretchmer who has volunteered to coordinate motor home/RV parking for the 2015 show. Please note that all RV parking will be assigned by Penny who has the full blessing and authority of the Club to make these decisions. Your cooperation is appreciated. Towed vehicles may be claimed at Henry's Towing in Fairfax, Virginia.

Motor Home/RV Rules, Regulations and User Agreement

Catalog Ads

Catalog Ad Form

Download Catalog Ad Form and Follow Instructions

To place a catalog ad, please use the green link below to reserve your ad space and make payment (credit card of your choice or PayPal account). A full page ad is $75 and a half page ad is $45. One photo can be used with a full page ad. No photos with a half page ad. Then send your ad materials to Travis Scarlett. Photos should be black and white and in jpeg format. Simple text can be included in a email message. Travis will crop photos as necessary and add text as you direct. If necessary he will send you a proof copy before submitting the ad to MBF.

Other Labrador Retriever clubs wishing to place ads may do so at the special Club Rate of $50 for an ad (no photo, no free catalog).

Please contact Travis Scarlett or Lisa Weiss if you have any questions.

Vendors and Concessions

Vendors wishing to participate at the 2015 Potomac Specialty should download and read the documents below. Space is extremely limited. All vendors must complete the registration process and make non-refundable payment not later than February 1, 2015. Please use the Vendor Registration Form to make payment with the credit card of your choice or your Paypal account if you have one. New vendors should contact the Vendor Chair, David Heacock at 202-360-7037 or webmaster@lrcp.com to confirm space availability before registering. All vendors must sign and return the Vendor Agreement (FAX: 301-244-6656).

2015 Vendor Welcome Letter

2015 Vendor Agreement

2015 Vendor Tent Layout

Please use the form below to order tables and chairs for your vendor space.