Labrador Retrievers are a type of gun dog that were originally bred for hunting, but today are mostly owned because they are very friendly companions. They are the most popular breed of dog not only in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom and Canada. Subsequently, there is a very high volume of official Labrador Retriever clubs around America. Many of the following dog clubs hold meetings and specialty shows, and some publish newsletters and have rescue resources.
The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc
This Labrador Retriever Club is the AKC Parent Club of the Labrador Retriever, and was established in 1931. It is a national club that dedicates itself to preserving this dog’s integrity. They sponsor a National Specialty Event Week each October, which includes a specialty show, competitions for obedience and agility, retrieving tests and educational seminars. This club also hosts annual hunt tests and field trials. They even publish a quarterly newsletter, and are linked to some rescue and breeding resources.
Those interested in joining this club should read their Membership Information.
Central California Labrador Retriever Club
The Central California LRC is based in the area from Merced county to Kern county, and they hold club meetings in the greater Fresno area. They occasionally hold matches, and also do rescue referrals. People in this area who want to join should read their membership application.
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club
This San Francisco Bay Area club currently consists of over 65 members, and they sponsor events throughout the year. They also publish the Retriever Reflections, a monthly newsletter, and their website has resources on how to pick a puppy and how to tell responsible breeders.
San Diego Labrador Retriever Club, Inc
The San Diego Labrador Retriever Club is comprised of breeders, AKC exhibitors and general Lab owners who follow the code of ethics. This club is involved with a variety of dog events, including seminars, educational activities, conformation shows, obedience shows, matches and meetings. They also have a breeder directory for around the West Coast.
Click here to see what it takes to become a member.
Labrador Retriever Club of Southern California
Hoosier Labrador Retriever Club, Inc
Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Denver
The Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Denver offers show, field and obedience events, as well as puts together training and education for its members. They host an annual regional specialty show and obedience trial, a hunt test, field training classes and other such activities. They are open to new members.
Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston
This Massachusetts-based club was founded in 1974, and has since become very active, holding several AKC breed, obedience, field and agility events throughout the year. They have members and hold activities throughout the greater Northeast region of the United States. They hold some general and annual meetings as well, and invite new people to join the club.
Greater Atlanta Labrador Retriever Club
Winnebago Labrador Retriever Club
The Winnebago Labrador Retriever Club is based out of Illinois, and they conduct sanctioned specialty shows, obedience trials, rally trials and hunting retriever tests. They also hold meetings almost every month out of the year, and have a list of breeders throughout the Midwest. This club even publishes a monthly newsletter, Otter Tales.
Huron River Labrador Retriever Club
The Huron River Labrador Retriever Club was established in 1979 in Southeastern Michigan, and they conduct several events throughout the year, like annual specialty conformation shows, picnics and fun matches. They also hold some field training classes, as well as member meetings. Their website has a breeder directory for around Michigan.
The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, Inc
This Lab club is based around Maryland and Virginia, and has been around since 1973. Its members are involved in many different events, such as specialty shows, obedience trials, hunt tests, picnics and other activities. Anyone interested in participating should read How to Become a Member.
The Labrador Retriever Club of the Twin Cities
This Minnesota-based club holds events and activities that are open to the public. They also hold a fall specialty, organize meetings and do breeder referrals around the state. This Twin Cities club is open to accepting new members.
Raleigh-Durham Labrador Retriever Club
The RDLRC has been around since 1984, and its North Carolina members consist of Lab owners who are interested in conformation, agility, field, obedience and simple companionship. They also hold meetings that are open to the public, as well as fun activities for members like picnics and Christmas parties.