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40th Potomac Specialty - Ruby Jubilee



39th Potomac Specialty



That's An Upland Master Hunter!


GCH Can/UKC CH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH


At the Mid-Atlantic Spaniel Club on October 27, 2013, GCH Can/UKC CH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH completed the requirements for his Upland Master Hunter Title, the FIRST Labrador Retriever in the history of the breed to become an Upland Master Hunter. Sam is co-owned by Phyllis Giroux, DVM, Jack Jagoda and Sheree Moses.

2013 Lab Rescue Quilt Winners

Dee Antolik (upper left) and Kathy Feininger (upper right) Lab Rescue of LRCP Volunteers present the fabulous handmade quilt with Sara England artwork theme to the Raffle winners -The Pfeiffer Family of Virginia.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in support of Lab Rescue LRCP at the Potomac Specialty and online. Your continued support has made it possible to rescue, treat and rehome nearly 550 dogs so far this year!

38th Potomac Specialty

2012 Spring Hunt Test

37th Potomac Silent Auction

In addition to our famous raffle under the tent, this year Potomac will feature a silent auction Wednesday afternoon and evening before the Gala and a small live auction following judging of the Veteran Classes in the Ballroom.

BareBones 2012

The LRCP is pleased to announce several important changes to our Fall specialty weekend. First, the 18th Annual Bare Bones Specialty on Friday, October 26th, will be preceeded by a new LRC Specialty on Thursday, October 25th. Second, both shows will be held at the Oatlands Plantation...

37th Potomac Specialty

WC/WCX Qualifers

A hale and hearty (read hot) group gathered early at Deep Run Farm on Saturday, July 23 to test their dogs and perhaps themselves. Seven teams qualified for Working Certificates and one for Working Certificate Excellent. It was quite a day for Kay Livermore...

I Could Have Kissed Him Forever - Judge Gunilla Ek

Potomac 2011 Silent Auction

In addition to our famous raffle under the tent, this year Potomac will feature a silent auction Wednesday afternoon and evening before the Gala and a small live auction following judging of the Veteran Classes in the Ballroom. Listed below is a selection of items you may bid on. Please check this page often as item will be added until the show begins!

36th Potomac Specialty

A Tribute to Margie Cairns

Margaret “Margie” Cairns (Blaircourt) needs no introduction to anyone involved in gun dogs. To those who came in over the past few years and don’t know her well perhaps I could enlighten them of one of the greats in dogs they were unlucky not to have shared some time with.

A "BIG" Win At Potomac 2010

2009 Potomac Silent Auction!

Through the generosity of many, many supporters, the 2009 Potomac Silent Auction once again helped to raise...

Broad Reach Trophy Goes To Merlin

The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac is delighted to announce, if belatedly, that the Broad Reach Versatility Award, offered by Buddy Voshell in memory of Martha Lee Voshell...

Oh! The Weather Outside Was FRIGHTFUL!

It was a little scary inside as well! I KNOW! I KNOW! Just have a look. And for those who couldn't join the festivities, it's NOT what's in the picture that was most alarming. Just ask Sue Lhotka and...

LRCP Junior Qualifies For Westminster!

They don't call her "Hollywood" for nothing. It was only June and Kaiti Sheaves scored her tenth win to fully qualify for an all-expenses-not-paid trip to Westminister...

Potomac 2008...Fond Memories!

It hardly seems possible. Another Potomac filed away in the memory bank. A huge entry, fab weather, the best labradors in the world. And, all the world here....

Potomac 2008 Silent Auction Highlights

Highlights from the silent auction....

Obedience Folk Do (Did) It In The Rain!

Well, so did the Conformation and Rally folks! Basically we all got wet! But few of us had such a special day as 6 year old ShadowGlen Solitaire

Foxgrove's Red Storm Rising, JH

Our Fall Hunt Test is now laid to rest, a terrific success thanks to the hard work of many of club members who came out to help and the expertise and elbow grease of the Southern...

Broad Reach Versatility Trophy

The Board of Directors is delighted to announce the Broad Reach Versatility Trophy! Donated by Buddy Voshell in memory of Martha Lee K. Voshell (Broad Reach) this trophy will honor

Champion Teran's Frat-Rush Memorial

Congratulations to Jessi Sheaves who became the first recipient of the Champion Teran's Frat-Rush Memorial Trophy which was presented at the Club's Annual Meeting in April. Jessi is the daughter....

Champion Master Hunter #41!

Congratulations to CH, MHR-WR Caer Bren SuperHero, SH, WCX who completed his MASTER HUNTER title at Preque Isle Retriever Club Hunt Test July 1st. Hero becomes the 41st.....

This Is Obedience or Is It Rally?

And you thought you knew what Obedience is all about! Guess again! And Rally is even scarier! Many thanks to Robin Anderson for these lovely additions to our...

Spring Hunt Test A Splash Hit!

Thanks to the new Field Events Committee including Vicky Creamer, Chair, Phyllis Giroux, Jackie Mischou, Mike Creamer and their relentless staff including Sue Puffenbarger, Sue Lhotka, Erv Lhotka...

What Happens At Potomac...

Once again the LRCP is pleased to present a selection of evidence, suitable for use in court if necessary, from the gifted lens of Sandra Balfe. Evidence, that if you weren't having fun...

Potomac! It's Just Another Dog Show...NOT!

So how do you explain it to someone who has never been there! Where DO you begin? You won't find the answer here. You just have to be there! And a lot of folks were again this year!

Potomac 2007 Latest News!

With the polls now closed across the country, ninety percent of the precincts reporting and a few absentee ballots remaining to be included, NBC News is now projecting Potomac the winner!

A Proclamation: National Labrador Retriever Week

WHEREAS: the labrador retriever is the most popular breed of pure bred dog in the United States, and
WHEREAS: The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac is one of the oldest labrador retriever clubs in the country, and...

Champion Teran's Frat-Rush Memorial Trophy

In recognition of LRCP Junior Showmanship Achievement, LRCP Board Member Terry Nieder (Terans) has donated the Champion Teran's Frat-Rush Memorial Trophy. The trophy, pictured here (click for larger view), is an antique bronze casting.....

Bare Bones Is For Ribbons!

Congratulations to all who competed and especially to those who did so with gusto! A special thanks to those who did the heavy lifting including Cheryl Little, Terry Nieder, Sharlene Pitman, Ruth Ellen Coffee, Lee Peetoom, Bucky Simpson, Erv Lhotka.....

BISS CH Sunspot Lace Em UP JH WC Wins The 75th Jubilee National Specialty!

Congratulations to our very own Bonnie and Robert Anthony whose four year old bitch "Lacey" won the 75th Jubilee National Specialty under breeder-judge-LRCP Founding Member Connie Barton...

Congratulations Jessica Lauren Sheaves!

Your accomplishment this year has earned you an invitation to the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship...

Saving One Dog Will Not Change the World...

... but, surely, for that one dog her world will change forever! Think about it. You're lost, alone, hungry, perhaps you just escaped with your life from a less than wonderful home or maybe your best friend in life is now looking down

Fall Hunt Tests A Booming Success!

Many thanks to all the volunteers including Dead Eye Freddy above for helping to make this another special memory. Lists of qualifiers are available...

Board Appoints Rebecca Coss to Lead Junior Showmanship Program

The LRCP Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion appointing Becky Coss to serve as leader of the LRCP Junior Showmanship program. Becky and her husband Lance have two children, Kaiti and Jessie who actively...

Oh! The Club Picnic! You Should Have Been There!

With bountiful appreciation to Vicky and Mike Creamer for hosting this splendid day and to Jackie Mischou for running the WC and Alice Judah, Terry Nieder and Tina Barks for coordinating the fun, food, and games, we offer a few pictures...

Potomac 2006 - Another Fond Memory!

Thanks to everyone who made this such a special event; the many volunteers, committee members, vendors, hotel staff and all the exhibitors and spectators! Without you all it wouldn't be Potomac!

Welcome to Potomac '06!

Update! The BIGGEST Labrador Specialty EVER!

The LRCP is pleased to welcome all exhibitors, vendors, old friends and guests to the 31st Annual Potomac Spring Specialty. Entries closed with 1,023 dogs counted and 1,514 total entries! And at last count there are over one hundred champions....

A Fun Match to Remember

Serious Business...Future Champion

Remembering Martha Lee Voshell

Martha Lee K. Voshell, 75, of Free Union, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in a local hospital. Born January 31, 1931 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Ashbey R. and Mildred Burgess Kennon.

An Afternoon Well Spent at Springfield Farm

When the surprising and unexpected phone call came from Elizabeth Clark with the offer of a donation to the club of various trophies, I could not resist the opportunity to visit with one of the founders of L.R.C.P....

LRCP Visits ATF Canine Training Facility

Many thanks to Bucky Simpson, Cheryl Little and countless others who made this outing an exceptional experience. A few more pictures can be...

2005 Holiday Party Pictures

Ho!, Ho!, Ho! Have you been naughty or nice?

2005 Bare Bones Pictures

It was a fine October morning for a labrador specialty...

Fall Hunt Test a Winner for ALL!

Many thanks to Dorothea George and Cindy Harbaugh Co-Chairs pictured above and the many workers who labored to make this a very successful LRCP Fall Hunt Test!

Hurricane Katrina Appeal

The LRC is asking all members to please help the lost and stranded Labs in the Katrina impact area. We have started a list of people who are willing to foster Labs that are currently crammed into...

Handling Classes Are Very Popular

Renown labrador breeder, handler and judge Jackie Mischou has agreed to conduct puppy handling classes for LRCP members. One eager participant has already flown in from Chicago to participate. The schedule of classes...

2005 Club Picnic Pictures!

Many thanks to Nancy Hope Love for hosting the annual picnic...one more time!

What a Show! What a Show!

Potomac 2005 Sets a Record! And the breed is looking good! Zeus looked down upon the assembled fanciers and said, “Let it shine! Let it shine!” And shine it did!Three days of cool breezes...

The Free-Lance Star: Lee Peetoom and Usul are Partners for Life!

YOUR BEST FRIEND says and does things day in, day out, that make you feel safe and understood. A best friend urges you to call on them--even in the middle...