Labrador Retrievers are loved all over the world. It is no wonder, the community of breed lovers is huge. They unite their efforts to share experience in the breed and promote it by the means of organizing shows and specialty events.
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The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc, is the parent club for the breed in the United States. The club hosts shows and trial events. The importance of trials organization for the Labrador Retriever is hard to overestimate. This breed is sporting and is used as a hunting companion and guide dog. Needless to say, a dog should display good working qualities and sound temperament to be eligible for breeding. Trials and tests help to determine the best dogs and improve the breed.
The AKC first registered the Labrador Retriever in 1917. The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. started its history in 1931. Gradually, the community of Labrador Retriever lovers grew. Nowadays, the breed is the most popular one in the United States. It is true that the current popularity of the Labrador Retriever is due to its wonderful personality characteristics and working abilities. However, much of the success should be attributed to the club's activities. This official body for America's most loved breed takes care of health issues and develops breeder guidelines.
Breed education seems to be vital in promoting the breed. Not only do breeders have to be educated on the basics of the breeding business, but also Labrador Retriever fanciers have to be warned against irresponsible puppy purchase. Knowing about the care requirements for the breed and being able to fulfill them all is the key to responsible owning. Hence, it is recommended to acquire breed education prior to buying a puppy. Necessary information on Labrador Retrievers can be obtained in breed clubs and literature.
Labrador Retrievers - Breed Organizations
Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. - An all volunteer organization covering the Central Valley, including the greater Sacramento area.
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club - San Francisco bay area specialty breed club. Dedicated to the preservation of the Labrador Retriever.
Kentucky Lab Rescue - A volunteer organization dedicated to finding suitable homes in the Kentucky area for rescued Labrador Retrievers
Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac - Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever-Labrador Retriever rescue reaching throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland.
Labrador Education and Rescue Network - Group serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin assists in the rescue of unwanted Labrador Retrievers by placing them in homes through fostering or adoption.
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Labrador Retriever Club - Search for a breeder member in the online directory, contact the office bearers, and read the AKC breed standard.
Labrador Retriever Rescue - LRR places adult Labrador Retrievers in new homes in the following states: MA, NH, ME, VT & RI.
San Diego Labrador Retriever Club - Providing information about buying, training, and caring for Labrador Retrievers.
Labrador Retrievers - General Information Links
Cedar Hill Retrievers - Hunting retriever training and quality field bred Labrador pups. Also, started or finished Retrievers for sale occasionally. Halifax, Virginia.
Just Labradors - An online community for Labrador Retriever owners and enthusiasts.
Labrador Retriever Breed Standard - American Kennel Club informs breeders of its standards for judging this sporting breed, including general appearance, stature, and temperament.
Labrador Retriever Breeders Showcase - Access information on the Labrador Retriever and the breeder.
Labrador Retriever Guide - Read about the history of the breed and get information on its characteristics, temperament, and special medical concerns. Also features FAQs.
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PointingLabs.com - Offers information, photos, forums, classifieds, and more about pointing Labrador Retrievers.
What is the Labrador Retriever? - Contains the history of the breed.
American Kennel Club - The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.
Small Fluffy Dog Breeds - A site dedicated to being the definitive resource for information about small breed dogs. Lists of breeds and their characteristics, dog health, grooming, tips and advice on training and obedience.
ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals believe that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Learn more about their history, mission, and what they do to help animals nationwide.