Welcome to the Lake Champlain Retriever Club website. We are a group of retriever enthusiasts who love to be outdoors with our talented sidekicks. In Vermont, we offer members and new folks opportunities to connect and collaborate with other retriever enthusiasts from our area. LCRC members are the hardworking hosts of licensed AKC and NAHRA retriever events in Vermont.
LCRC is an AKC Member Club, a Member Club of both the National Amateur and National Retriever Clubs, the Master National Retriever Club, and the Master Amateur Retriever Club. We are a member of the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs.
Our 2017 events are listed below. For a history of these licensed events, we hope you will enjoy our History page. In addition LCRC hosts occasional training days and/or seminars to give members a chance to learn something new or have a practice run before entering a licensed event. These are great opportunities to spend the day with other retriever enthusiasts and learn along the way.
Each year LCRC volunteers conduct working retriever demonstrations in several venues for students, campers and the general public, sometimes in conjunction with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
2017 EVENT DATES (partial list):
Jan 14 Annual General Membership Meeting & Elections, S. Burlington
April 22 – Singles Training Day, Champlain Valley location
May 27-29, Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday through Monday): LCRC / Mitch White Seminar, 3 days, Cabot VT; registration is open; contact Andy Leinoff at firstname.lastname@example.org; information is also up at http://gamekprs.com
June 10 – LCRC 2017 Singles Championship, location TBA
July 1 & 2 – proposed training days, Cabot
July 8-9 Licensed NAHRA Field Test, Morrisville
July 28-29-30: AKC Retriever Hunting Test with Owner/Handler Qualifying, Morrisville (O/H Q) and Cabot VT (HT stakes)
Aug 25 – 27 AKC Member Retriever Field Trial, Morrisville
October TBA – Dead Creek Day demo, Addison
The Lake Champlain Retriever Club is best understood as a co-op effort: time spent helping each other results in real appreciation, reciprocal offers, well-run events and great days afield in some very special places. If you are interested in more information about membership, please contact our Club President at ABOUT US.