LRCP Board Meeting May 9th, 2018!!!
About Us
The LABRADOR RETRIEVER CLUB OF THE POTOMAC, Inc. was formed to combine the efforts of area breeders, exhibitors, and owners in protecting and promoting our fine breed, the LABRADOR RETRIEVER.
The LRCP held it first meeting on May 19, 1973 after a fun match held in Seneca, Maryland. The third local Specialty to be officially organized (after Southern California and Hawaii) it was founded over a two year period. The club was formed to satisfy two purposes: to preserve the breed; and to promote success among its members active in obedience, conformation, and in the field.
At present, the Club has approximately two hundred forty members from not only the Virginia- Maryland area, but also from all of the East Coast, the rest of the U.S., and Bermuda. Since its inception, the Club has sponsored specialty breed and obedience matches, tracking clinics, field fun days, training days, show handling classes and breed seminars. Of special interest is our three-day specialty show and obedience trial in mid-April, the largest Labrador Retriever show in the United States, and since 2000, the largest in the world. A much smaller conformation show and obedience trial, our "Bare Bones" Show is held in October. A conformation/obedience match is scheduled for early March, and our show training classes for puppies and novice handlers are usually held in the spring. For our members interested in field work, we offer an AKC Hunt Test in May, and hold WC, WCX tests for club members. Field training activities are held throughout the year. Now a separate entity, Lab Rescue of LRCP is one of the most successful rescue organizations in the U.S.  
Best of Breed 2017
Ch. Bellwether Sweetest Taboo
w. 2/2/15
Breeder/Owner: Tina Barks
GCH. Paradocs Bellwether Heath
Bellwether Pandoras Box

"​Ch Bellwether Sweetest Taboo, is breathtaking!  She never put a foot wrong & was a classic black whose lines flowed perfectly from the top of her beautiful face & expression onto a strong, level topline ending in perfect tailset with that famous wrapped otter tail.  Angles fore & aft were in perfect balance allowing her to cover ground effortlessly & smoothly.  In perfect coat & condition she is a dream come true for both breeder/handler Tina Barks & me.  Bravo!"
- Judge Pauline Mortier (Lubberline)

2017 Judges Critiques
Pauline Mortier - (Lubberline) - Best of Breed
Glenice McClure - (Blackboy) - Bitches