Welcome to the home page of the Labrador Retriever Kennel Club in South Africa. We are affiliated to the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA). The LRKC is the only dog club dedicated exclusively to the interests of Labrador Retrievers in South Africa.

We are not just here for the specialist breeder, show exhibitor or obedience and field trial competitor, but also for the pet owner who has a passion for the well-being of Labrador Retrievers.

c LATEST NEWS / WEBSITE UPDATES

LAST UPDATE: 18 June 2017

Homepage updated with notifications and links to documents:

2017 2nd Open Show Schedule

FT Photo Selection Sheets

AGM 2017 Draft Minutes

47th Annual LRKC FT Catalogue

LRKC Bulleting Quarter 1

Puppy page updated

CLUB NOTICES

Copyright Notice

All photographs. graphics and written material on this website it protected by copyright. Please do not copy and use material elsewhere. Should you want to obtain ANY material for personal use, please contact the Club Secretary, Genevieve Alberts or the Chairman, Renier Jansen van Vuuren

eLabLines 2014
Download the Electronic version of the 2014 LRKC Year Book

THE LABRADOR RETRIEVER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Labrador Retriever Kennel Club The First 50 Years

A book compiled and edited by Di Holman and June Trautmann

>Order your copy online now. If you experience any problems, contact Magda on 011 025 4388.

Overseas orders should also be placed through the Kejafa website, credit cards acceptable through Pay Pal and Fast Pay.  Copies will be distributed through a London based agent.

Review by Mr Frank Kane (UK)

"A once in a lifetime book about once in a lifetime Labradors and those who gave their hearts to them.

The book is a celebration of South African Labradors and their owners and is a masterpiece of research and fascinating detail with amazing photographs.

I feel privileged to own this book and it's a must for everyone who loves Labradors."

 

From Margaret Bell

Ailsacraig Labs

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Copies of the PRESENTATIONS, NOTES AND VOICE RECORDINGS of the 2013 LRKC BREEDER CONFERENCE, HELD ON 9 MARCH 2013 can still be ordered from Renier Jansen van Vuuren (renier@labradors.co.za)!

A booklet with slides and notes (R100) and a DVD (R50) is available. The booklet and DVD compliment each other and it is recommended to order both. This carries extremely valuable information for breeders. Topics discussed at the conference:

  • Health Considerations and Testing Prior to Breeding
  • The Bitch in Season and Timing of the Mating
  • The Stud Dog and Mating Problems
  • Artificial Reproductive Techniques
  • Good and Bad Breeding Practices
  • Feeding Labradors
  • The Science of Breeding
  • Breeding Techniques for the Serious Breeder
  • Health Care for the Brood Bitch and Litter
  • Importance of the Early Environment and Temperament Essessments in Puppies

A booklet is also available, printed in full colour, with photographs of a comparison of the UK/KUSA and American KC Labrador Retriever Breed Standards with comment by Mary Roslin Williams (R80)

Webmaster contact details:
renier@labradors.co.za
082 604 5836
Please submit all adverts, brags, updates and kindly report content and technical errors on the website to the Webmaster via e-mail.
Please allow for at least 1 week for updates and adverts submitted to the Webmaster to be uploaded on the website.

 


Canine Genetic tests offered

 

 

Winter Open Show on 24 June 2017

Sponsored by WUMA!

Judge: Mrs Gael Morison (KZN)

Download Show Schedule

47th Annual Field Trials of the LRKC 2017

Download and view electronic copy of the Field Trial Catalogue

DOWNLOAD FULL RESULTS

Photo Galleries of FT Stakes

Photo collections for each stake can be viewed by opening a LINK TO THE PDF VIEW SHEET for each stake below. These are copyright protected - please do not copy from the PDF View Sheets - that would be illegal AND you will only obtain poor quality photographs this way. Best possible quality and full size (>20MB) digital copies each photograph can be purchased at very reasonable price and by purchasing it legally you will support the LRKC. Cost for the first photograph is R20 for Club Members and R25 for non-club members. In contrast to a bar service, ordering doubles, triples or a whole crate will save you - if you are a member of the LRKC, doubles will cost R35 and triples R50. Thereafter, the 4th or more photographs will cost R10 for every additional photograph. For non-members two photographs will cost R45, 3 will cost R65 and thereafter R15 for each additional photograph. It may therefore be worth your while to become a member of the LRKC if you are not yet a member! We have lots of photographs of previous years' LRKC FTs, as well as the 2016 Champions Stake. Please support the LRKC also in this effort. The View Sheets are large documents and will take time to open. If you experience any difficulty to view, please contact Renier (082 604 5836 / renier@labradors.co.za).

How to order photographs of the LRKC Field Trials 2017:

1. Open View Sheets from the links provided below for each Stake

2. Note the number/s indicated below each of the photographs you want to order in an e-mail to Renier (renier@labradors.co.za)

3. You will receive an invoice (see costs above) with account details for payment directly into the LRKC account.

4. Once proof of payment has been received, photographs will be made available via a cloud account for easy download directly to your own computer. You will receive an e-mail with link and password to download the photographs you ordered - no need for memory sticks, CDs or waiting until we see each other again!

To Open View Sheets click on the respective picture below:

 

 

Download and Print the LRKC Bulletin Quarter 1

 

LRKC Annual General Meeting

SATURDAY, 4th MARCH 2017  AT 11:00 at EDGECOMBE HOUSE, BLUE HILLS, MIDRAND

MAIN ANNOUNCEMENTS FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mrs Jane Pott was unanimously re-elected as President of the LRKC for another term. She also continues to serve as full Committee Member for 2017.

The following members were elected to the LRKC Management Committee at the time of the AGM and office bearers elected at the subsequent first Committee Meeting:

MEMBER CLUB OFFICIALS ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Renier Jansen van Vuuren

Chairman Website, Club Publications, Show Manager, Show Training

Francois van Rooyen

Vice-Chairman  

Dwayne Malcolm

Treasurer  

Genevieve Alberts

Club Secretary Club Publications, LRKC Health Project

Angelique van Rooyen

  Field Trial Secretary

Thania Rowan

  Membership Secretary

Jane Pott

President FTLC Representative

Mercia van Tonder

   

Alan Kloeck

   
Chester Smant  

Elected as new member, but resigned after first Committee Meeting.

Gerhard van Tonder   After a break of two years Gerhard was elected back as non-voting 11th Committee member, but following the resignation of Chester Smant, Gerhard filled the position of a full voting member of the Committee for 2017

We said goodbye to Mr Kevin Pott that served the LRKC as Vice-Chairman, Field Trial Manager and Trophy Secretary for the last three years. We will miss you Kevin, but understand that you wanted to take a break! We sincerely hope that the break will not be for too long? Thank you for what you have done and continue to do for this club. Kevin kindly offered to continue in the role of Trophy Secretary.

Congratulations to all Annual Award Winners, please see LRKC Bulletin Q1 for details of each winner.

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE FOLLOWING PERTAINING THE AGM:

Approved Chairman's Report

Approved Annual Financial Statements

Approved Minutes of the AGM 2016

KUSA Approved Amended LRKC Constitution

Draft Minutes of the AGM 2017

LRKC First Open Show 4 Feb 2017

Sponsored by

Judge: Mr Roy Clarke

Before the show started club members expressed their support and solidarity with our former chairman, Mr Stafford Baker (Marsta), diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, by wearing silver hats. Dimeche Kennels' Chester Smant and his daughter wore special T-shirts to show their support for Stafford.

BEST IN SHOW Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair, J Pott

Res Best in Show Ch Sea-Birds Nobody's Business, A van Heerden

RESULTS, LRKC OPEN SHOW, 4 FEBRUARY 2017 JUDGE MR ROY CLARK
PLACING DOG'S NAME OWNER
Best Baby Puppy Amadeuze Karmina Burana A van Heerden
Res Baby Puppy Not awarded  
Best Junior Dog Sea-Birds Oops I Did It Again of Amadeuze A van Heerden
Res Junior Dog Conkasha Cacau D Dippenaar
Best Junior Bitch Craignair Biyjou J Pott
Res Junior Bitch Dimeche Ciao Bella of Rowania T Rowan
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW Craignair Biyjou J Pott
Res Best Puppy in Show Dimeche Ciao Bella of Rowania T Rowan
BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW Craignair Biyjou J Pott
Res Best Junior in Show Dimeche Ciao Bella of Rowania T Rowan
Best Senior Dog Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair J Pott
Res Senior Dog Ch Craignair Switch Blade D Malcolm
Best Senior Bitch Ch Sea-Birds Nobody's Business A van Heerden
Res Senior Bitch Ch Craignair Picture Perfect J Pott
SA Bred Challenge Conkasha V For Victory of Dimeche C Smant
Veteran Challenge Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair J Pott
BEST SENIOR IN SHOW Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair J Pott
Res Best Senior in Show Ch Sea-Birds Nobody's Business A van Heerden
BEST IN SHOW Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair J Pott
Res Best in Show Ch Sea-Birds Nobody's Business A van Heerden
BRACE CHALLENGE 100 Adamasdor Patrys / Adamasdor Game of Thrones R Jansen van Vuuren
BREEDERS CHALLENGE 101 Craignair Labradors J Pott
PROGENY CHALLENGE 103 Ch Craignair Special Vintage of Kloofzicht M van Tonder
TEAM CHALLENGE 104 Craignair Biyjou; Ch Craignair Heart Breaker; Ch Craignair Huntress Gold J Pott

Full Results

Photo Gallery

Please honour copyright on photographs - should you want to obtain any of the photographs for personal use, please contact Renier. A small fee is payable to the LRKC.

BEST SENIOR IN SHOW: Ch Tapeatom Flight Of Fancy at Craignair, J Pott
Res Best Senior in Show: Ch Sea-Birds Nobody's Business, A van Heerden

BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW: Craignair Biyjou, J Pott
Res Best Junior in Show: Dimeche Ciao Bella of Rowania, T Rowan

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Craignair Biyjou, J Pott
Res Best Puppy in Show: Dimeche Ciao Bella of Rowania, T Rowan

Best Baby Puppy: Amadeuze Karmina Burana, A van Heerden

 

RESULTS SUMMARY: LRKC 49th ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW, 17th SEPTEMBER 2016

JUDGE: MR CHRISTOPHER MILLS (LEMBAS LABRADORS, UK)

Proudly sponsored by

Download full detailed results here

Judge's Critique

 

PLACING DOG'S NAME OWNER
     
CLASS WINNERS - DOGS
Minor Puppy Dog ELMSMERE BURNT SUGAR OF CONKASHA (IMP: UK) S Brown
Puppy Dog BLINKWATER OVER THE MOON TO AILSACRAIG M Bell
Junior Dog SEA-BIRDS OOPS I DID IT AGAIN OF AMADEUZE (IMP: SWEDEN) A van Heerden
Graduate Dog CHEZENKO YESTERDAY'S DREAM VE & AD Reid (MJ Nicholson)
Members Dogs CH CASIMIRO SYKSTUS OF ROWANIA T Rowan
South African Bred Dog ABLESING SHAKIMA GOLD OF JESANDOW M Compton
Veteran Dog CH TAPEATOM FLIGHT OF FANCY AT CRAIGNAIR J Pott
Open Dog SKIBMANOCH ZEPHYR OF BUNNICHEM R Jansen van Vuuren
Dog Challenge Certificate
Dog CC Winner SKIBMANOCH ZEPHYR OF BUNNICHEM R Jansen van Vuuren
Dog RCC Winner ELMSMERE BURNT SUGAR OF CONKASHA (IMP: UK) S Brown
Champion Dog CH CRAIGNAIR SWITCHBLADE DE van Niekerk
Neuter Dog MIRAIN DYNAMO SJ Borralho
     
CLASS WINNERS - BITCHES
Minor Puppy Bitch DIMECHE CIAO BELLA C Smant (T Rowan)
Puppy Bitch CRAIGNAIR SIMPLY SADIE J Pott (M Greathead)
Junior Bitch ABLESING BRING DIE STORM J Botha
Graduate Bitch ADAMASDOR QUEEN'S GAMBIT R Jansen van Vuuren
Maiden Bitch ABLESING BRING DIE STORM J Botha
Members Bitch ISIPHO NIGHT FURY OF KLOOFZICHT M van Tonder
South African Bred Bitch CH CRAIGNAIR PICTURE PERFECT J Pott
Veteran Bitch CH CRAIGNAIR HEART BREAKER J Pott
Open Bitch SEA-BIRDS NOBODY'S BUSINESS OF AMADEUZE (IMP: SWEDEN) A van Heerden
Bitch Challenge Certificate
Bitch CC Winner CH CRAIGNAIR PICTURE PERFECT J Pott
Bitch RCC Winner ABLESING BRING DIE STORM J Botha
Champion Bitch CH AILSACRAIG SPECIAL STAR OF CONKASHA S Brown
     
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
BEST PUPPY ELMSMERE BURNT SUGAR OF CONKASHA (IMP: UK) S Brown
RESERVE BEST PUPPY DIMECHE CIAO BELLA C Smant (T Rowan)
     
BEST IN SHOW
BEST IN SHOW CH CRAIGNAIR PICTURE PERFECT J Pott
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW CH AILSACRAIG SPECIAL STAR OF CONKASHA S Brown
     
BEST JUNIOR
BEST JUNIOR ABLESING BRING DIE STORM J Botha
RESERVE BEST JUNIOR SEA-BIRDS OOPS I DID IT AGAIN OF AMADEUZE (IMP: SWEDEN) A van Heerden
     
BEST SA BRED IN SHOW
BEST SA BRED CH CRAIGNAIR PICTURE PERFECT J Pott
RESERVE BEST SA BRED ABLESING SHAKIMA GOLD OF JESANDOW M Compton
     
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
BEST VETERAN CH TAPEATOM FLIGHT OF FANCY AT CRAIGNAIR J Pott
RESERVE BEST VETERAN CH CRAIGNAIR HEART BREAKER J Pott
     
BEST BABY PUPPY IN SHOW
BEST BABY PUPPY JESANDOW BARNY M Compton
RESERVE BEST BABY PUPPY CHEZENKO CHANGETHEWORLD VE & AD Reid (MJ Nicholson)
     
COLOUR CHALLENGE CLASSES
BEST YELLOW CH CRAIGNAIR PICTURE PERFECT J Pott
RES BEST YELLOW CH AILSACRAIG SPECIAL STAR OF CONKASHA S Brown
BEST BLACK CH CRAIGNAIR SWITCHBLADE DE van Niekerk
RES BEST BLACK CH ABLESING KIARA FOR KEEPS OF MIRAIN SJ Borralho
BEST CHOCOLATE SKIBMANOCH ZEPHYR OF BUNNICHEM R Jansen van Vuuren
RES BEST CHOCOLATE ELMSMERE BURNT SUGAR OF CONKASHA (IMP: UK) S Brown

 

Best in Show and CC Bitch, Mrs Jane Pott's Ch Craignair Picture Perfect.

From left to right, Mr Paul Schlessinger (sponsor representative), Mrs J Pott and Judge, Mr Chris Mills (Lembas, UK)

Reserve Best in Show and Champion Bitch Class winner, Ms Sharron Brown's Ch Ailsacraig Special Star of Conkasha, handled by Mrs Diane Holman
Champion Dog Class winner, Mr Dwayne Malcolm's Ch Craignair Switchblade
CC Dog winner Renier Jansen van Vuuren's Sibmanoch Zephyr of Bunnichem
Best Puppy in Show, Ms Sharron Brown's Elsmsmere Burnt Sugar of Conkasha (UK Imp)
Best Junior in Show Mrs Juanita Botha's Ablesing Bring Die Storm
   
   

 

GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:



 

DOWNLOAD THE 2017 LRKC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION / RENEWAL FORM HERE

If you’re looking to buy a Labrador puppy visit our “PUPPIES FOR SALE”; page or contact one of the breeders on the “BREEDERS LISTING“.

We also offer a highly successful “RE-HOMING” service for Labrador Retrievers in need.

We are a very active dog club so visit ourCLUB ACTIVITIES page to find out what is on our schedule of events this year. You are so welcome to come and introduce yourself to our Committee, or to any Club Member during one of these events. Or simply email and tell us about your joys or concerns about the breed. Please do not hesitate to ask about an event, about acquiring a puppy or the breed in general.

Why not getting to know the breed better and how to best care for the special needs of the Labrador Retriever by joining the LRKC? Look for a member in your area on the “MEMBERS” page to chat and get more information. We publish an electronic Quarterly Newsletter, the LRKC Bulletin eas well as an Annual Yearbook, The LAB LINES, with information about LRKC events, results of competitions held by the club and a wealth of information about the breed, its health and well-being.

LET WEL: Navrae in Afrikaans is ook baie welkom

Die meeste van ons huidige komiteelede is Afrikaanssprekend en so ook baie van ons klublede - moet dus asseblief nie omdat alles op die oomblik hier op die webwerf in Engels is, huiwer om ons te kontak in Afrikaans nie. Ons praat graag in Afrikaans oor Labradors. Terloops, die Afrikaans vir Retriever is "Apporteerhond". So, as u 'n Afrikaanssprekende Labrador Apporteerhond het, is u ook baie welkom in hierdie klub!

 

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