40th Ruby Jubilee Potomac Specialty

April 7 - 10, 2015

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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

Directions to Potomac

Other Frederick Area Hotels

Airport Transportation

Frederick Tourism

Important Notices for All Exhibitors

If you are staying at the Holiday Inn you must have a parking pass VISIBLE in your windshield AT ALL TIMES. Recreational Vehicles will be allowed ONLY in designated areas. This area will be clearly marked. Please see the RV section for details below this notice. Cost for Parking is a one-time fee of $ 150.00 for the week before 4/3/15 and $175.00 after.

2015 Judging Program

40th Ruby Jubilee Premium

CORRECTION: On page 20 of the Premium, the Monday Match judges are reversed. Barbara Krumpak (Tylah Labradors) will judge Regular Classes and Lene Johansen (Dee-Fair Labradors) will judge Sweepstakes.

CORRECTION: On page 20 of the Premium, the Monday Match Junior Handler Class judge will be Ms. Jessi Sheaves (Deerlick).


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.

Judges Critiques

Anja Verbeek

Gary Johnson

Breeders Seminar PayPerView Broadcast

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015, 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Cost $29.95 Recommend Prepurchase NOW!

The LRCP is pleased to offer a live PayPerView broadcast of the 2015 Potomac Breeders Seminar. You will be able to watch the seminar live as it happens that day. A recorded copy will be available for wiewing up until May 1, 2015. PayPal account required (VISA, MasterCard, Discover & Amex accepted on PayPal). The broadcast will be viewable anywhere in the world. You may watch the live broadcast and/or the recorded version for one payment up until May 1.

Broadband connection recommended. Technical problems please call 971-344-3909 USA or email tech.assist@comcast.net

Please note, there is no video editing or multiple scene changes, you are purchasing the live raw footage of the seminar. The copy or distribution of this video is strictly prohibited by the LRCP.

1st Annual "Labrador Retriever Top 20 Gala"

Top 20 Gala Art Auction

Held in conjunction with the 2015 Potomac Specialty


SOLD OUT! For more information please contact Heidi Kellerman

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!!!!

40th Ruby Jubilee 50/50 Raffle

LRCP 40th Ruby Jubilee's 50/50 Raffle Tickets are on SALE NOW!! Tickets are $5 each. The maximum number of tickets that will be sold is 2,000, for a maximum prize of $5,000, to the winning number if all tickets are sold. Winning prize is 50 % of total ticket proceeds. The winning ticket will be drawn during ring lunch break, on Friday, April 10th, 2015. The winner needs NOT to be in attendance of the show.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, or would like to help sell tickets, please contact me (Kristen Creamer-Allison) by email at kcpetgroomer@aol.com .

Thank you for your support, and GOOD LUCK!!!

Sanctioned B Match and Pizza Party to Follow

With time on our hands and nothing left to do but dream up more fun things to entertain our guests, the Club proudly announces a Pre-Potomac Sanctioned B Match! Get out! No really! On Monday, April 6th, starting at 11:00 AM, the following judges have graciously agreed to consider whatever you have in your van or xpen. Not ready for showtime? Don't leave that puppy at home. This is the functional equivalent of the NFL Pre-Game Show, with cheerleaders and crazy beer ads and pizza party when it's all over sponsored By Dr. Rock Vali, DVM, Chinar Labardors & Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals.

Regular Classes: Barbara Krumpak "Tylah" Slovenia
Sweepstakes: Lene Johansen "Dee-Fair" Denmark
Junior Handler: Jessi Sheaves "Deerlick" USA

NO class division by color.

Regualar Classes for Dogs and Bitches:
Open - all dogs/bitches over 18 months
Awards will be for Best Puppy and Best Opposite Puppy
and Best Adult and Best Opposite Adult
Rosettes will be given to all placements.

SweepstakesClasses for Dogs and Bitches:
Awards will be for Best in Sweeps and Best of Opposite in Sweeps.
Rosettes will be given to all placements.

Junior Handler:
8 to under 18 years of age. Novice JR & SR, Intermediate JR & SR, Open JR & SR

On-line entries closed. Register in the Atrium Monday morning

Don't forget: Pizza Party in the atrium when the match is over sponsored By Dr. Rock Vali, DVM, Chinar Labardors & Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals.

40th Ruby Jubilee Jane Partin Painting

The LRCP is pleased to offer limited edition (100) prints of this wonderful anniversary painting. Prints may be ordered online in advance until March 30 and picked up at the show. Unframed prints are $20. Matted prints $40. Matted print with remarque $90. Framed print (black or brown) $130. Framed print with remarque $180.

In addition to the options offered above, you may indicate a desired print number and we will make every effort to fill your request. Prints may also be shipped from Jane directly to your home. Please contact Jane directly to determine shipping costs and pay her separately for shipping.

The unframed prints may be picked up at the Club table. Prints will be held until 10:00 AM Friday, April 10, then all will be made available for sale. LRCP will not mail any prints out after the show. Framed and matted prints may be picked up at Jane's booth in the usual spot by ring 1.

On-line orders closed. Prints for sale at the Club Table.

Breeders Seminar

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

SOLD OUT! NO ROOM IN THE INN! TRY THE MANGER DOWN THE STREET! But PLEASE, please submit questions for the panel to Tony Ciprian at clplabs@aol.com

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.

On-line entries closed.

Judges Education Seminar, Workshop and Mentoring

The LRCP in cooperation with the LRC is pleased to offer a seminar on Judges Education for judges and those interested in becoming judges. The seminar will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM in room 105 with hands-on to follow. Ringside mentoring will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is no charge for mentoring, but participants must register in advance for planning purposes. Lunches may be purchased at the Hotel Concession in the Atrium. The presenters will be Marilyn Little and Barbara Nowak. The seminar and workshop is limited to 20 participants and the cost is $35. Please use the link below to register for the seminar/workshop or separately for mentoring.

On-line entries closed.

Potomac 2015 Health Clinic

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The LRCP is pleased to offer Heart Exams (Auscultation with Echocardiogram with Color Dopler), Optigen Tests (prcd-PRA, RD/OSD, NARC), EIC Tests (University of Minnesota VDL Test for EIC) and DNA testing. Please download the Potomac 2015 Health Clinic Flyer for complete details.

Please note that all testing fees are to be made payable directly to the testing organization. Samples must be mailed as a group from the clinic to get the discounted prices. To avoid mistakes, missing information and confusion, you are encouraged to complete your forms online before coming to Potomac, so that you can print them and bring them to the clinic. A collection and shipping fee of $5 will be charged per sample (Optigen, EIC and DNA) in cash or by check made payable to the LRCP, Inc. For more information about any aspect of the clinic, please contact Elisa Ballard, email: edmbs@yahoo.com, phone: 571-309-8932 (c).

To schedule an Optigen or EIC test, please go to the appropriate organization web site Optigen (LRCoP15) (LRCoP15) or University of Minnesota VDL) to pre-register and make payment. Please note that the Special 20/20 Optigen Clinic fee is 20% off the regular price. To get an additional 5% discount for a total discount of 25%, test forms must be completed online at the Optigen website using the code LRCoP15. The code is good from 3/20/15 through 4/10/15. Bring completed Optigen form with payment made payable directly to Optigen. Also select OPTIGEN on the form below.

All DNA testing will be done by cheek swabs only. Fast and painless. Dogs must not have food for two hours prior to testing. This includes treats or bait. Results in about four weeks or less. Bring dog's AKC and Microchip/Tattoo number. Test results are strictly confidential and will be sent directly to the owner.

To schedule an echocardiogram, please download and complete the OFA form and bring it with you to the clinic. Then, simply use the online form below to pre-register and make payment, (PayPal accounts OR all major credit cards accepted). We will call you when the judging schedule has been published to set up an appointment. Discounts are offered for all tests, but require pre-registration and prepayment.

On-line reservations closed. Contact Elisa Ballard for information.

The Potomac Gala

Ah... the Potomac Gala! Veterans Night! The Silent Auction! Juniors at Potomac! The Live Auction! It's gonna be a full night of fun. As always, Yellow, Chocolate or Black Tie is Optional. But the fun is not. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 8 in the Hotel Ballroom. We have available, twenty reserved tables for you and nine of your closest friends for veterans judging and the live auction. Make reservations now (see PayPal Reservation Form below) for a good seat and a good time!

On-line reservations closed. Contact Donna Forney for information (717)579-5290.

Juniors at Potomac

The Club is delighted to announce a program of special events for Junior Handlers attending the 40th Ruby Jubilee Potomac Spring Specialty in 2015.

Plan to attend the Sanctioned B Match, April 6th, 2015 where Ms. Jessi Sheaves (Deerlick) will be judging Junior Showmanship. Kids can be as young as 8 years of age, to compete in Junior Showmanship at Sanctioned B Matches. After the Match join the Junior Coordinators for a Pizza Party in the hotel Atrium.

On Tuesday, April 7th, at Ring 1 lunch break, meet the Juniors Program coordinators at the Club table for a brief ‘Meet & Greet,’ where you’ll meet your fellow Juniors and receive your show assignments and schedule for the week.

Then get ready for the big Wednesday night Gala in the Hotel Ballroom, where Mr. Chuck Winslow will choose the Best in Junior Showmanship.

We are planning a Junior Handler Training Seminar/Pizza Party with guest speaker, professional handler/breeder Amy Wall, on Thursday evening at 5:30 pm followed by Putt Putt and a Pool Party.

Friday during the start of Best Of Best lunch break, the two prestigious Junior Program awards will be announced, Best Junior by Juniors, and Best Junior Member, in Ring 1.

All Juniors of grade-school age (5-17) are welcome to participate in the Juniors Program, whether you are competing or not. Parents contact Kristen Creamer-Allison or Beth Quinn , LRCP Junior Showmanship Coordinators, if you have questions.

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

On-line reservations closed. Contact Penny Kretchmer for information (518)339-2075.

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.

Obedience & Rally Welcome

The Club is pleased to host four indoor obedience and four indoor rally trials at Potomac again this year. On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, through Friday, April 10, 2015, each day will start with an obedience trial which will then be followed by a rally trial in the afternoon. On Friday, a veteran’s class will be offered in obedience and the LRCP obedience challenge trophies are offered for competition in certain obedience classes.

Additionally, the Club will host a Sanctioned Obedience “C” Match on Monday, April 6, 2015, for anyone with a Labrador wishing to participate. Please see below for more details and join us for a fun start to Potomac 2015!

All of the obedience and rally trials, as well as the obedience match, will be held at Breakaway Action Dogs, Inc., 900 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 (see link above for directions). If you don’t want to move your vehicle from the conformation show site, a “courtesy shuttle” to transport you and your dog to and from the obedience/rally site is available with advanced notice.

Not entered in obedience or rally? Do make the short trip over to Breakaway Action Dogs, Inc., to watch some outstanding performances by our wonderfully versatile Labradors.

If you have any questions, or wish to make transportation arrangements between the conformation show site and the obedience/rally trial site, please contact Cindy Harbaugh on 240-446-1383 or at Cindy Harbaugh

Directions to Breakaway Action Dogs

Sanctioned Obedience "C" Match and Pizza Party to Follow

Monday, April 6, 2015

Location: Breakaway Action Dogs, Inc. (see directions above)

Entries taken from: Noon - 2:00 p.m. at ringside

Format: 10 minute session of practice “ring time” will be afforded each entry. All “first runs” will be completed prior to “second runs” and a maximum of two “runs” per dog being entered will be permitted. Time will be periodically allocated for “group stays.”

Entries limited to Labrador Retrievers

Entry fee: $10.00 each “run”

For more information contact: Cindy Harbaugh on 240-446-1383 or at Cindy Harbaugh

Canine Good Citizen Certifications

CGC Testing ~ Monday, April 6, 2015, Noon to 3 PM

Breakaway Action Dogs, Inc

900 E. Patrick St. , Frederick, MD 21701

Directions to Breakaway Action Dogs

The LRCP is pleased to offer INDOOR testing for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) for you and your dog on Monday, April 6, 2015, noon until 3PM. Testing will be indoors at the Breakaway Actions Dogs, Inc, 900 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The testing fee is $20 and each passing team will receive a rosette. Please use the green link below to register and make payment (credit cards and/or PayPal accounts accepted). More information can be found at www.akc.org. Brochure for CGC available at http://www.akc.org/pdfs/cgc/GK9GC1.pdf

Things to bring: Dog's registration name & number(if you have one - dog is not required to be registered); birth date/age; proof of rabies & county registration; buckle collar and your dog's brush. Don't forget the dog :)

If you have any questions please contact Beth Quinn or 757-408-8010

For a summary of the tests, please go here.

On-line reservations closed. Contact Beth Quinn for information.

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.

Reception for International Guests

The LRCP is proud to announce a welcome reception for our guests from around the world hosted by past Club Presidents, Sherry Jessup, Marilyn Reynolds and Dorothea George. Please join us in the Hotel Atrium Thursday evening at 6:00 PM for a glass of wine and light h'ordeureves.

General Trophy Fund

The Club welcomes donations to the General Trophy Fund for the 40th Annual Potomac Specialty (2015). Donations received before the Catalog is published will be listed in the Catalog. Donors may mail checks payable to The LRCP, Inc. to Shar Pitman at 17647 Wild Cherry Lane, King George, VA 22485 or use the following Paypal link to pay electronically with credit card or Paypal account. Donations must be received by February 22, 2015 to appear in the Catalog.