Labrador Retriever Club of
the Chesapeake
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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
were established.
 

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
and activities;

-        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
of dogs.  

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.
The Faces of Hurricane Harvey

Recently Lab-Rescue put out a notice they they were going to help Labs
impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At 5:00 PM on September 13th, the first 24 Labs arrived at a
Lab Rescue vet after having spent days in makeshift shelters and then traveling for over 36
hours.

Lab rescue took in 12 puppies and 12 adults who were already in
shelters when the hurricane hit.  Clearing the shelters of dogs who
were already there was goal number 1 but Lab-Rescue will be continuing to help in upcoming
weeks.

The Labrador Retriever Club of the Chesapeake donated $200 to Lab-Rescue and we
encourage everyone to do the same.  Rescue has paid for transportation and will also be
covering their veterinary bills.

Helping in the future means that they need to be able to manage the
costs of their usual rescue activities AND the new dogs they help.

If you can spare a donation, please visit the websites below.

Rescue wishes to thank everyone who has helped over the past several weeks. They’ve Had a
great response from new foster families and adopters.

Their work is just beginning.

www.lab-rescue.org/hurricane       
The faces of Hurricane Harvey!