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Welcome to the home page of the Labrador Retriever Kennel Club in South Africa. We are affiliated to the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA). The LRKC is the only dog club dedicated exclusively to the interests of Labrador Retrievers in South Africa.

We are not just here for the specialist breeder, show exhibitor or obedience and field trial competitor, but also for the pet owner who has a passion for the well-being of Labrador Retrievers.

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LRKC HEADLINE NEWS for May 2015:

Results of the 45th Annual Field Trials of the Labrador Retriever Kennel Club

 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY MSD

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DATE:        24th – 27th April 2015

VENUE:    VAL FARMS – STANDERTON DISTRICT

Download LRKC FT Results:

 

Scenes from 2015 LRKC Field Trials to be uploaded soon

 

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Upcoming events to diarise:

LRKC 2nd Open Show on 27 June 2015 - schedule to be posted soon

Winter Fun Day at Inanda Country Base - date tbc

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Other recent Field Trial Results:

TFTA,

WRC

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The LRKC in collaboration with members of the McKaynine Training Centre presented demonstrations at the Groenvoer Country Market in Midrand on 2 May 2015.

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Wondering what has happened in the LRKC during the first 3 months of 2015? Catch up on Club news and some other interesting Labrador Retriever stuff in the LRKC Bulletin 2015 Q1

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LRKC 57th Annual General Meeting 2015 Main Announcements:

  1. Mrs Elizabeth Howard (Tapeatom) was elected Patron of the LRKC;
  2. Mrs Jane Pott was re-elected as President of the LRKC;
  3. Committee Members re-elected for another term: Genevieve Alberts, Dwayne Malcolm, Jane Pott, Francois van Rooyen and Gerhard van Tonder;
  4. View and download Chairman's Annual Report and Treasurer's Report, both of which were approved at the time of the AGM;
  5. Draft Minutes of AGM;
  6. The Labrador Retriever in South Africa, Book review and Sub-committee Report;
  7. Special General Meeting to be called to consider the LRKC Constitution Amendment (latest draft to be uploaded soon);
  8. New LRKC Logo design for consideration my Club Members (latest version to be uploaded soon);
  9. Annual Awards see at the bottom of this page.

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RC Logo Scenes from the First Open Show 2015 RC Logo
Click to download full Results
View full Photo Gallery of First Open Show


Above: Best in Show, Kevin & Jane Pott's Ch Craignair Destined to Be handled by Genevieve Alberts, with Reserve Best in Show, Sandy Borralho's Ablesing Kiara for Keeps of Mirain, handled by Tyron Borralho. Below the BIS winners are joined by Judge, Mrs Carol Larkin and Royal Canin Representative Mrs Jacqui Baines.


Above Left: Best Senior, Kevin & Jane Pott's Ch Craignair Destined to Be handled by Genevieve Alberts, with Reserve Best Senior, Di Holman's CH Trevana Treacle Parkin, handled by Sharron Brown.\\\ Above Right: Best Junior Sandy Borralho's Ablesing Kiara for Keeps of Mirain, handled by Tyron Borralho and Reserve Junior, Pierre & Marietjie Nicholson's Lacote Sixpence O'Kaffee of Berrakaw, handled by Marietjie. \\\ Below: Best Puppy, Gerhard and Mercia van Tonder's Kloofzicht Midnide Special (L) and Reserve Best Puppy, Pierre and Marietjie Nicholson's Toptails Jin Xin Taibi of Berrakaw.

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Scenes from the Labrador Retriever Fun Day at Inanda Country Base on 21 Feb 2015 to be uploaded soon

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BIS & RBIS WINNERS AT THE LRKC 47th ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPSHOW 2014

sponsored by Royal Canin

 

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BIS

Judge: Mrs Siv Sandø (Norway)

Left: Mrs Jane Pott's BIS winner CH CRAIGNAIR DESTINED TO BE (BAILEY), handled by Mr Kevin Pott

Right: Mrs Annemiek Jansen van Vuuren's Reserve BIS winner DOLBIA LOUBOUTIN OF BUNNICHEM (James), handled by owner

 

Review and download Full Results and Judge's Critique

More photo's to be published soon.

 

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Annual Award Winners for 2014 awarded at 2015 AGM

Kindly forward photo's of the top winners of the AGM Awards to the webmaster.

Victor Ludorum

(Top winning male Labrador Retriever)

 

Winner:      Ch Craignair Desert Flyer Of Stagmanskop

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:       154

 

Runner-up: Ch Dirnelia Conker of Conkasha

Owner:       Ms S Brown

Points:          54

 

Victrix Ludorum

(Top winning female Labrador Retriever)

 

Winner:      Ablesing Kiara for Keeps of Mirain

Owner:       Mrs S Borralho

Points:       110

 

Runner-up: Ch Craignair Destined To Be

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:          97

 

Supreme Champion

(Points scored by Labrador Retrievers with the title of Champion)

 

Winner: Ch Craignair Desert Flyer of Stagmanskop

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:          77

 

Runner-up: Ch Craignair Destined to Be

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:       65

 

Ch Marsta Secret Duke Award

(Highest placed Labrador Retriever in Animaltalk top 100 ratings – counting Group and BIS placings)

 

Winner:      Ch Craignair Destined To Be

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:       296 (74th on Animaltalk Top 100)

 

Runner-up: Ch Craignair Desert Flyer of Stagmanskop 

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:          165 (125th on Animaltalk Top 100)

 

Ch Balrion Lord of the Manor of Breckondale Trophy

(Labrador Retriever Kennel with the highest number of points scored at the LRKC Open and Championship Shows)

 

Winner:      Craignair

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:       31

 

Runner-up: Conkasha

Owner:       Miss S Brown

Points:         29

 

Best Junior Dog

(Awarded to the male Labrador that scored the most points from Minor Puppy, Puppy and Junior Classes)

 

Winner:      Potiphar Solo Rio of Stagmanskop

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:       83

 

Runner-up:Ailsacraig Final Fling of Conkasha

Owner:       Miss S Brown

Points:       57

 

Best Junior Bitch

(Awarded to the male Labrador that scored the most points from Minor Puppy, Puppy and Junior Classes)

 

Winner:      Ablesing Kiara for Keeps of Mirain

Owner:       Mrs S Borralho

Points:       193

 

Runner-up: Conkasha Minstrel Whirl

Owner:       Miss S Brown

Points:       54

 

Best Veteran Dog

(Awarded to the male Labrador that scored the most points from the Veteran Class)

 

Winner:     Ch Dirnelia Conker of Conkasha

Owner:       Miss S Brown

Points:       100

 

Runner-up: Ch Steeleigh Express Delivery To Stagmanskop        

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:       12

 

Best Veteran Bitch

(Awarded to the female Labrador that scored the most points from the Veteran Class)

 

Winner:      Nalla of Kinndell 

Owner:       Mrs Thuynsma

Points:       53

 

Runner-up: Blinkwater Storm Ladybelle    

Owner:       Mrs C Crookes

Points:          7

Vonniejo Field Trial Trophy (2013 - 2014) winner to be announced at LRKC FTs:
Mr Chris Emins’ Ch FT Ravenside Blue Moon of Snowpine GMHR


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GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:

DOWNLOAD THE 2015 LRKC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / RENEWAL FORM HERE

If you’re looking to buy a Labrador puppy visit our “PUPPIES FOR SALE”; page or contact one of the breeders on the “BREEDERS LISTING“.

We also offer a highly successful “RE-HOMING” service for Labrador Retrievers in need.

We are a very active dog club so visit ourCLUB ACTIVITIES page to find out what our schedule of events are. You are most welcome to meet some of our members and their Labradors, or visit our “CHAT ROOM” and tell us about your joys or concerns about the breed, or join in one of the discussion groups.

Why not getting to know the breed better and how to best care for the special needs of the Labrador Retriever by joining the LRKC? Look for a member in your area on the “MEMBERS” page to chat and get more information. We publish an electronic newsletter, the LRKC Bulletin every 2 months as well as a club magazine, LAB LINES, with loads of information about LRKC events, results of competitions held by the club and a wealth of information about the breed, its health and well-being.

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Download the Electronic version of the 2014 LRKC Year Book

THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Labrador Retriever Kennel Club The First 50 Years

A book compiled and edited by Di Holman and June Trautmann

>Order your copy online now. If you experience any problems, contact Magda on 011 025 4388.

Overseas orders should also be placed through the Kejafa website, credit cards acceptable through Pay Pal and Fast Pay.  Copies will be distributed through a London based agent.

Review by Mr Frank Kane (UK)

"A once in a lifetime book about once in a lifetime Labradors and those who gave their hearts to them.

The book is a celebration of South African Labradors and their owners and is a masterpiece of research and fascinating detail with amazing photographs.

I feel privileged to own this book and it's a must for everyone who loves Labradors."

 

From Margaret Bell

Ailsacraig Labs

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Copies of the PRESENTATIONS, NOTES AND VOICE RECORDINGS of the 2013 LRKC BREEDER CONFERENCE, HELD ON 9 MARCH 2013 can still be ordered from Renier Jansen van Vuuren (renier@labradors.co.za)!

A booklet with slides and notes (R100) and a DVD (R50) is available. The booklet and DVD compliment each other and it is recommended to order both. This carries extremely valuable information for breeders. Topics discussed at the conference:

  • Health Considerations and Testing Prior to Breeding
  • The Bitch in Season and Timing of the Mating
  • The Stud Dog and Mating Problems
  • Artificial Reproductive Techniques
  • Good and Bad Breeding Practices
  • Feeding Labradors
  • The Science of Breeding
  • Breeding Techniques for the Serious Breeder
  • Health Care for the Brood Bitch and Litter
  • Importance of the Early Environment and Temperament Essessments in Puppies

A booklet is also available printed in full colour with photographs of a comparison of the UK/KUSA and American KC Labrador Retriever Breed Standards with comment by Mary Roslin Williams (R80)

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