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The Labrador Retriever Club

Of The Potomac

The Labrador Retriever Club

of the Potomac

The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, Inc. was formed to combine the efforts of area breeders, exhibitors, and owners in protecting and promoting our fine breed, the Labrador Retriever.

Labs competing in the show ring during a rain storm

Spring Specialty Show

Tuesday, April 8, through Friday, April 11, 2025

Home of the world’s largest Labrador Retriever dog show, known to fanciers simply as “The Potomac.”

Over 1,000 Labradors along with owners, handlers, and spectators descend on Frederick, Maryland every spring to gather in celebration of this most popular breed.

“The Potomac” was awarded Best Specialty Show by Purina Pro Plan & Dog News magazine!

LRCP named Specialty Show of the Year winner 2019


Time to get ready for next year!



The Labrador breed was originally developed to retrieve game for the hunter. Many dogs love to retrieve.

Black Lab proudly retrieving a colorful pheasant
A man with his yellow Labrador after a successful bird hunt
Swift moving Lab retrieving a Mallard

versatile labs

The Labrador is a very versatile breed – family companion, hunting partner, helper dogs for the disabled, detector dogs for the military and law enforcement, and capable of competing with the best in many different venues.

In addition to spring and fall specialty shows, the LRCP also hosts retriever hunt tests, obedience and rally trials, CGC and Trick Dog testing, plus informal matches.

Black Lab retrieving a bird at a hunt test
Labrador tracking scent in a grassy field
A boy cuddling with his yellow Lab
Yellow Labrador jumps an obstacle on an agility course