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. Our members are the hosts of licensed AKC and NAHRA retriever events in Vermont.
LCRC is an AKC Member Club, a Member Club of the National Amateur, National Retriever and National Derby Championship Clubs, the Master National Retriever Club and the Master Amateur Retriever Club. We are one of the original NAHRA Member Clubs. LCRC is a Member Club of the Vermont Federation of Dog Clubs.
Our preliminary list of 2018 events is below. For a history of our licensed events, we hope you will take a look at our History page. In addition to these, LCRC hosts occasional training days and seminars to give members a chance to learn something new from other retriever enthusiasts and have realistic practice runs before entering licensed tests.
Each year LCRC volunteers conduct working retriever demonstrations in several venues for students, campers and the general public, often in conjunction with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
2018 FORMAL EVENT DATES:
Jan 14: Annual General Membership Meeting & Elections, Shelburne VT
Feb. 19: Regular Board Meeting, S. Burlington
April 21: Regular Board Meeting, Charlotte
(TBA): Singles Training Day, Champlain Valley location
(TBA): LCRC 2018 Singles Championship
June 17 (tentative): Hunting Tests Training Day, Wolcott/Elmore
July 14-15 (tentative): Licensed NAHRA Field Test, Morrisville
July 27-28-29 (tentative): AKC Retriever Hunting Test, Cabot
Aug 24-26 (tentative) : AKC Licensed Retriever Field Trial, Morrisville
October 6: LCRC demo at Dead Creek Wildlife Day, 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 Secretary at ABOUT US.