Welcome to the Lake Champlain Retriever Club website. We are a group of retriever enthusiasts located in Vermont, New York and nearby states. In Vermont, we offer members an opportunity to connect and collaborate with other retriever enthusiasts from around the region. LCRC members are the hosts of licensed AKC and NAHRA retriever events in the state, and this year we are host club for the National Amateur Retriever Championship in June.

LCRC is an AKC Member Club and a Member Club of the National Amateur Retriever Club, the National Retriever Club, 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 Department of Fish & Wildlife.


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; information is also up at

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 (Licensed) 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.

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