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The Labrador Retriever Club of the Chesapeake (LRCC) was formed in July 2006. The founding
members felt that in addition to most of the objectives set forth by the American Kennel Club (AKC) for
dog clubs, that the LRCC should place emphasis on encouraging, educating and involving novice
Labrador Retriever competitors and pet owners in all aspects of the sport of dogs and to advance the
welfare of the Labrador Retriever. From that consensus the following objectives and member’s code
The objectives of the LRCC are:
- To encourage and promote the breeding of pure-bred Labrador Retrievers and to do all possible
to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging
sportsmanlike competition and conduct dog shows, performance trials and all other dog related events
- To encourage the involvement of the pet Labrador owner; and
- To provide an opportunity to educate and encourage Labrador owners in all aspects of the sport
LRCC Members Code
This member’s code is intended to reflect a standard to which we can all aspire, rather than a rule or
measure by which we judge one another. We recognize that we are all people of integrity, and will do
our utmost to behave in a manner that reflects well upon our Breed, our Club, and upon the fancy. When
a group of individuals form a club or organization, a common bond unites them. In the case of the
LRCC, that bond is our love of Labrador Retrievers.
As members of LRCC, we pledge to conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects the respect and care
we have for Labrador Retrievers. We will strive to provide our dogs with the highest possible levels of
care and nurture. We will be responsible breeders and owners, and will sell and/or co-own dogs only
with those who we think will be equally responsible. We will, to the best of our ability, assume lifetime
responsibility for all dogs we own or breed. We will, to the best of our ability, support breed rescue and
other animal welfare organizations.
The membership of the LRCC has grown since 2006 and each year since our founding we have held two
conformation matches, which have include obedience and rally trials; a spring field training event; and
fall Working Certificate Test field event. We have been pleased to have had many guests participate in
these events. Additionally, our members enjoy a social event held each summer, another
over the winter holiday season and a Club newsletter. We trust that
through these and our future efforts that the objectives of the LRCC have been and will continue to be
met; and that as members we have and will continue to uphold our Members Code.