42nd Potomac Specialty

Conformation - April 11th,12th,13th and 14th, 2017

Puppy Match - Monday, April 10th, 2017

Four Rally Trials - April 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017

Four Obedience Trials - April 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017

Canine Good Citizen Certification - April 12th, 2017

Sponsored By:

Holiday Inn Conference Center at FSK Mall

Frederick, Maryland

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Breed - Ms. Pauline Mortier (Lubberline Labradors)

Bitches - Ms. Glenice McClure (Blackboy Labradors) Australia

Dogs - Mr. Chris Mills (Lembas Labradors) England

Stud Dog and Brood Bitch - Ms. Nancy Arbuckle (Hunt Club Labradors)

Sweeps Bitches - Mrs. Jennifer Howard (Waterberry Labradors)

Sweeps Dogs - Mr. Andrew MacArthur (Springtoofarm)

Tuesday Rally & Obedience Trials #1 - Ms. Elizabeth Chase

Wednesday Rally & Obedience Trials #2 - Mrs. Cheryl Pratt

Thursday Rally & Obedience Trials #3 - Mr. Russell Hornfisher

Friday Rally & Obedience Trials #4 - Mrs. Carol Mett and Mr. Russell Hornfisher

Show Committees

  • Auction/Raffle - Angela Rogalia & Marlys Swanson
  • Catalog Advertisiing - Travis Scarlett
  • Catalog Sales - Sue Lhotka
  • CGC - Beth Quinn, Sharlene Pitman
  • Chief Steward - Eastern Stewards Club, Inc.
  • Club Table - Adair Toddes
  • Concessions - Penny Kretchmar
  • Emergency Preparedness - Mike Creamer
  • "B" Match - Steve & Shari Kirschner, Betty Dust
  • "C" Match - Cindy Harbaugh
  • Grounds - Marion & Moye Daniel
  • Health Clinic - Elisa Ballard
  • International Night - Sherry Jessup & Dorothea George
  • Breeders Seminar - Marci Sale
  • Show Awards Coordinator - Betty Dust
  • Judges' Education - Marilyn Little & Barbara Nowak
  • Judges' Welfare - Ruth Ellen & Tim Coffey
  • Junior Showmanship - Carolyn Kellerman
  • LRCP Advertising - Anne Maynard
  • Member Recognition - Cheryl Little
  • Membership Meeting (Mon) - Betty Dust
  • Parade of Rescue Dogs - Betty Dust
  • Master of Ceremonies - Col. Jerry Weiss
  • Raffle Table - Angela Rogalia & Marlys Swanson
  • Ring Decorations - Tina Barks
  • RV Coordinator & Parking - Penny Kretchmar & Rusty Howard
  • Show Decoys - Cindy Harbaugh
  • Show Trophies - Donna Forney & Mike Creamer
  • Trophy Donations - Sharlene Pitman
  • Top Twenty Gala - Heidi Kellerman, Kathy Sneider, & Lynn Oelrich

  • 2017 Potomac Premium

    Canine Good Citizen Certifications

    CGC Testing ~ Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Noon to 3 PM

    Holiday Inn FSKM - Room 105

    5400 Holiday Drive

    Frederick, Maryland 21703

    The LRCP is pleased to offer INDOOR testing for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) for you and your dog on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, noon until 3PM. Testing will be indoors at the Holiday Inn, Frederick, MD 21701, room 105. The testing fee is $21 and each passing team will receive a rosette. Please use the green link below to register and make payment (credit cards and/or PayPal accounts accepted). More information can be found at www.akc.org. Brochure for CGC available at http://www.akc.org/pdfs/cgc/GK9GC1.pdf

    Things to bring: Dog's registration name & number(if you have one - dog is not required to be registered); birth date/age; proof of rabies & county registration; buckle collar and your dog's brush. Don't forget the dog :)

    If you have any questions please contact Beth Quinn or 757-408-8010

    For a summary of the tests, please go here.

    Top Twenty Gala

    World's Largest Labra-Disco

    This year the Top 20 Labrador Retrievers (2016 Breed Standings) will be presented at the 3rd Annual Labrador Retriever Top Twenty Foundation Gala, in conjunction with the 42nd Potomac Specialty. Join us on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the Holiday Inn, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, Maryland 21703.

    Tickets are $50 per person (including sit down dinner, choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian). If purchasing a full table (10) please include the names of all guests with your RSVP.

    The Top 20 dogs will be presented along with an art auction benefiting Labrador Retriever Health Research through the AKC Canine Health Foundation*. Last year's Gala raised $12,000 bringing the total for the first two years to $21,000.

    There will be a Special Raffle for attendees with proof of Color Echo Doppler - Details to follow.

    Limited Seating Available - Reserve Early

    Tickets will be available here online beginning Monday February 20, 2017 through Friday March 24, 2017 OR UNTIL SOLD OUT!

    Email questions to: Dr. Kathy Sneider, DVM at Kathyvmd@yahoo.com or Heidi Kellerman at hk2kids@gmail.com.

    Check us out on Facebook - "Labrador Retriever Top 20 Gala" to stay updated with the exciting details for this year's Gala!

    *The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

    World Famous Sanctioned B Match (AKC Approved)

    The LRCP Sanctioned B Match has quickly become a huge event. With over 100 entries last year, it rivals most specialties in size. Here is a fabulous chance to get your puppies out for a warmup and help shake off any cobwebs yourself. It is a great time every year with terrific Judges from around the globe. Please take a look and don't leave those gorgeous babies at home, help them have fun in the sun.

    Regular Classes: Julia Van Dinter (Sangate), Australia
    Sweepstakes:Pablo Guillaument Muzzio(la Morocha) Argentina

    NO class division by color.

    Regular Classes for Dogs and Bitches:
    Open - all dogs/bitches over 18 months
    Awards will be for Best Puppy and Best Opposite Puppy
    and Best Adult and Best Opposite Adult
    Rosettes will be given to all placements.

    SweepstakesClasses for Dogs and Bitches:
    Awards will be for Best in Sweeps and Best of Opposite in Sweeps.
    Rosettes will be given to all placements.

    You may pre-register using the form below. AND, if you pre-register here, you may pick up your armbands in the Lobby until 10:00 AM. On site entries will be taken from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Lobby of the Francis Scott Key Holiday Inn. Entries will close promptly at 10:00, no exceptions. Pre-register entry fees: $16.00 for Regular Classes and $10.00 for Sweepstakes. Same-day entry fees $20.00 for Regular Classes and $15.00 for Sweepstakes. Each dog or bitch must be entered in the regular conformation class to enter sweepstakes. Judging starts at 11:00 AM. Judges will determine judging order to help avoid ring conflicts. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Betty Dust at lrcpbetty@milltowne.com OR Steve Kirschner at sakirschner@earthlink.net OR Shari Kirschner at smkirschner@comcast.net.

    Juniors at Potomac 2017

    Back by Popular Demand!!

    The Juniors are moving back outdoors. This year our Junior Showmanship will be held Friday, April 14th. Mrs. Shari Kirschner (Big Sky Labradors) will be judging at 8:45 before Best of Breed.

    Junior Showmanship classes are open to children from 9 to 18 years old and are divided into Novice and Open classes: All participants in Junior Showmanship classes must have an AKC Junior Showmanship Handler Number. Novice classes are for those children who, at the time entries close, have not won three (3) first-place awards in a Novice class at a licensed or member show. To qualify as a win, more than one child must be in competition in a class. The Novice class gives those children who are beginners a chance to gain experience and confidence apart from the more seasoned youngsters. Open classes are for those children having three or more first-place wins; these are the more experienced Junior Handlers. A beginner can learn how to present their dog more effectively by watching these talented youngsters in the ring

    The classes may further be divided into: Junior: At least 9 years old but under 12 years old on the day of the show. Intermediate: At least 12 years old but under 15 years old on the day of the show. Senior: At least 15 years old but under 18 years old on the day of the show.

    Motor Home/RV Parking

    Exhibitors wishing to park a motor home or recreational vehicle at the Holiday Inn must agree to abide by the following "Rules, Regulations and User Agreement" and must make advance reservations and pay the applicable fees not later than April 5, 2017 (see form below). After this date you must call Penny to make a reservation. The LRCP gratefully acknowledges the efforts of Penny Kretchmer who has volunteered to coordinate motor home/RV parking for the 2017 show. Please note that all RV parking will be assigned by Penny who has the full blessing and authority of the Club to make these decisions. Your cooperation is appreciated. Towed vehicles may be claimed at Henry's Towing in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Motor Home/RV Rules, Regulations and User Agreement

    Catalog Ads

    To place a catalog ad, please use the green link below to reserve your ad space and make payment (credit card of your choice or PayPal account). A full page ad is $75 and a half page ad is $45. One photo can be used with a full page ad. No photos with a half page ad. Then send your ad materials to Travis Scarlett. Photos should be black and white and in jpeg format. Simple text can be included in a email message. Travis will crop photos as necessary and add text as you direct. If necessary he will send you a proof copy before submitting the ad to MBF.

    Other Labrador Retriever clubs wishing to place ads may do so at the special Club Rate of $50 for an ad (no photo, no free catalog).

    Please contact Travis Scarlett if you have any questions.

    All ad copies and checks are to be sent to:

    Travis Scarlett
    205 Race Street
    Cumberland, MD 21502

    Use the following link to make your reservation and pay online with the credit card of your choice:

    Vendors and Concessions

    Vendors wishing to participate at the 2017 Potomac Specialty should download and read the documents below. Space is extremely limited. All vendors must complete the registration process and make non-refundable payment not later than January 30, 2017. Please use the Vendor Registration Form to make payment with the credit card of your choice or your Paypal account if you have one. NEW VENDORS should contact the Vendor Chair, Penny Kretchmer at 518-339-2075 or Pennybgl@nycap.rr.com to confirm space availability BEFORE registering. All vendors must sign and return the Vendor Agreement to Penny at Penny Kretchmer, 18 Wineberry Lane, Ballston Spa NY. 12020.

    2017 Vendor Welcome Letter

    2017 Vendor Agreement

    2017 Vendor Tent Layout

    Please use the form below to order tables and chairs for your vendor space.