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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) and 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

44th Annual Field Trials of the Labrador Retriever Kennel Club

OPEN TO PURE BRED RETRIEVERS AND OTHER GUNDOGS REGISTERED WITH KUSA

 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY MSD

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DATE:        25th – 28th April 2014

VENUE:    VAL FARMS – STANDERTON DISTRICT

 

Download and Print LRKC Field Trial Scedule

FT 2013 Open Stake

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A New LRKC Logo

Over the next few months we will search for a new LRKC Logo. You are welcome to submit new designs until the end of April 2014. The Management Committee will short-list the designs and publish those short-listed here and then ask club members to vote - the design receiving the most number of votes will be the new LRKC Logo. Below is the first logo, designed and submitted by Angelique van Rooyen.

Logo AVR

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At the AGM on 12 March 2014:

Full details of portfolio responsibilities and contact details of new committee members elected at the AGM 2013, please refer to the pages for Club Officials and Management Committee

Draft AGM minutes, Chairman's report and Financial report to be published on this website as soon as it is available

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SHOW NEWS:

 

Italian Champion Loch Mor Romeo (Franco Barberi) repeated his success of last year and once again won the Labrador Retriever Best of Breed at Crufts 2014 (UK)

2014 Crufts Winner

To see full Crufts results for Labradors follow the link http://crufts.fossedata.co.uk/

Annual Award Winners for 2013 awarded at 2014 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:       66

 

Runner-up: Ch Dirnelia Conker of Conkasha

Owner:       Ms S Brown

Points:          62

 

Victrix Ludorum

(Top winning female Labrador Retriever)

 

Winner:      Ch Ablesing Liefde Vi Klara

Owner:       Mrs J Botha

Points:       137

 

Runner-up: Ch Craignair Destined To Be

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:          132

 

Supreme Champion

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

 

Winner:      Ch Ablesing Liefde Vi Klara

Owner:       Mrs J Botha

Points:       88

 

Runner-up: Ch Craignair Destined To Be

Owner:       Mrs J Pott

Points:          71

 

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:       288

 

Runner-up: Ablesing Amazing Allegra of Amadeuze 

Owner:       Mrs A van Heerden

Points:          184

 

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:       26

 

Runner-up: Ablesing

Owner:       Mrs J Botha

Points:          15

 

Best Junior Dog

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

 

Winner:      Hubert De L’etang Balancet

Owner:       Mrs A van Heerden

Points:       116

 

Runner-up: Craignair Switch Blade     

Owner:       Mr D van Niekerk

Points:          70

 

Best Junior Bitch

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

 

Winner:      Ablesing Amazing Allegra of Amadeuze

Owner:       Mrs A van Heerden

Points:       104

 

Runner-up: Tapeatom Call Me Madam

Owner:       Mrs E Howard

Points:          92

 

Best Veteran Dog

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

 

Winner:      Ch Tapeatom Great Guy Of Dwarsberg

Owner:       Mr E Stofberg

Points:       59

 

Runner-up: Ch Steeleigh Express Delivery To Stagmanskop        

Owner:       Mrs D Hacking

Points:          11

 

Best Veteran Bitch

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

 

Winner:      Ch Valhallen Who’s That Girl

Owner:       Mrs V Lodge-Lowe

Points:       38

 

Runner-up: Nalla of Kinndell    

Owner:       Thuynsma

Points:          20

 

Vonniejo Field Trial Trophy (2012 - 2013 winner to be announced at LRKC FTs:
Mr Chris Emins’ Ch FT Ravenside Blue Moon of Snowpine GMHR


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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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GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:

DOWNLOAD THE 2013 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.

LET WEL: Navrae in Afrikaans is ook baie welkom

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Updated Membership List published on the website on 12 April 2014. We ask your kind cooperation to notify us of any errors or omissions. Please notify Genevieve Alberts (gcullen123@gmail.com) of all corrections that need to be made to this Membership List

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