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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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LAST UPDATE: 27 July 2015
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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

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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)

Webmaster contact details:
renier@labradors.co.za
082 604 5836
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Canine Genetic tests offered

 

 

On the LRKC Diary for August 2015:

There is a very specific reason why, for the month of August, the background colour is PINK! That is because the LRKC is hosting for the first time ever, a Ladies Shoot!

 

LRKC HEADLINE NEWS for July 2015:

LRKC at WODAC

Scenes from the Winter Fun Day at the Inanda Country Base in Kyalami to be uploaded soon

Results: LRKC 2nd Open Show on 27 June 2015
Goldfields Showgrounds, Judge Mrs Audrey Hauptfleish

View and Download Full Results Judge's report to be published as soon as this is available

View Open Show photo gallery
RESULTS SUMMARY: LRKC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW, 27th JUNE 2015
JUDGE: MRS AUDREY HAUPTFLEISCH
PLACING DOG'S NAME OWNER
Best Baby Puppy Chezenko Yesterday's Dream V Reid
Res Baby Puppy Adamasdor Meksie R Jansen van Vuuren
Best Junior Dog Sumany LF Just A Star of Tapeatom G Alberts
Best Junior Bitch Ablesing Purple Rain J Botha
Res Junior Bitch Toptail's Jin Xin Taibi of Berrakaw P&M Nicholson
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW Ablesing Moja Pani of Jesandow M Compton
Res Best Puppy in Show Play_Full_Team Mon Milu Molika of Berrakaw P&M Nicholson
BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW Ablesing Purple Rain J Botha
Res Best Junior in Show Sumany LF Just A Star of Tapeatom G Alberts
Best Senior Dog Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Res Senior Dog Ch Ailsacraig White Shuma B Dumbrill
Best Senior Bitch Ch Tapeatom Drama Queen of Craignair J Pott
Res Senior Bitch Ch Craignair Destined To Be J Pott
SA Bred Challenge Ablesing Ray Of Hope to Valhallen  V Lodge-Lowe
Veteran Challenge Ch Tapeatom Drama Queen of Craignair J Pott
BEST SENIOR IN SHOW Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Res Best Senior in Show Ch Tapeatom Drama Queen of Craignair J Pott
BEST IN SHOW Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Res Best in Show Ch Tapeatom Drama Queen of Craignair J Pott
Best Head Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Best Coat Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Best Feet Ch Craignair Special Vintage of Kloofzicht M van Tonder
Best Tail Ablesing Purple Rain J Botha

Best Senior and Reserve Best Senior, also won overall Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show: Mr Dwayne Malcolm's Ch Carignair Switch Blade (L) (handled by Kevin Pott) and Mrs Jane Pott's Ch Tapeatom Drama Queen of Craignair (R).
Best Junior in Show, Mrs Juanita Botha's Ablesing Purple Rain (L) and Reserve Best Junior in Show, Ms Genevieve Alberts' Sumany Just a Star of Tapeatom (Riley) (handled by Mercia van Tonder).
Best Puppy in Show, Mrs Michelle Compton's Ablesing Mojapani of Jesandow.

Best Baby Puppy, Chezenko Yesterday’s Dream (Finnick) owned by Dr Vicki Reid, handled by Marietjie Nicholson

We celebrated a very special birthday in June

One of our Club Patrons, Miss June Trautmann, turned 90th years old in June - no wonder the month is named after her! On behalf of the entire LRKC membership we wish June good health and happiness on this special occasion! Thank you June, for all you have done and continue to do for this Club!

FUN DAYS

Scenes from the LRKC Summer Fun Day on 21 Feb 2015

Scenes from the Winter Fun Day on 25 July 2015 to be uploaded soon

Watch this space for the date of the Spring Fun Day

 

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

More Field Trial Results: TFTA, WRC

The LRKC, in collaboration with members of the McKaynine Training Centre, show-cased the LRKC and Labrador Retrievers, with some Obedience and Field Trial demonstrations, at the Groenvoer Country Market in Midrand on 2 May 2015.

Wondering what happened in the LRKC during the first 6 months of 2015? Catch up on Club news and some other interesting Labrador Retriever stuff - download the LRKC Bulletin 2015 Q1

LRKC Bulletin Quarter 2 2015

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.

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

View Judge's Critique (Mrs Carol Lakin) in the LRKC Bulletin Q2


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

sponsored by Royal Canin

 

RC Logo

 

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.

LET WEL: Navrae in Afrikaans is ook baie welkom

Die meeste van ons huidige komiteelede is Afrikaanssprekend en so ook baie van ons klublede - moet dus asseblief nie omdat alles op die oomblik hier op die webwerf in Engels is, huiwer om ons te kontak nie. Ons praat graag in Afrikaans oor Labradors. Terloops, die Afrikaans vir Retriever is "Apporteerhond". So, as u 'n Afrikaanssprekende Labrador Apporteerhond het, is u ook baie welkom in hierdie klub!

 

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