The Potomac

The spring show – nicknamed “The Potomac” – is the largest single-breed specialty in the world and spans almost a week. With entries sometimes approaching 2,000, this event is known to dog fanciers worldwide.

It is a celebration of everything Labrador Retriever – including an amazing B Match competition, Judges Education, Junior Showmanship, Health Clinic, Top Twenty celebration, Stud Dog Auction, Obedience, Rally, CGC, and Trick Dog.

Held in April in Frederick, MD, the show was awarded “Best Specialty Show” in 2019 by Dog News.

Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac winning Best Specialty Show

specialty Information

For more information on

2024 Potomac Spring Specialty Results

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Airport Xpress has been providing Frederick and Washington counties service to and from all major airports and train stations for over 22 years.

They will pick up people and dogs from all three local airports. They also offer local taxi service to get supplies or go out to dinner.

Judges for the 2025 Spring Specialty
April 8-11, Frederick, MD

Judy Chambers, Ghoststone Labradors
— Best Of Breed

Luis Peixoto, Real Corte Retrievers
— Dogs

Andy Metcalfe, Baileydale Labradors
— Bitches

Kathryn Mines, Rockycreek Labradors
— Sweeps Bitches, Veterans Sweeps Dogs, Best in Opposite Sweepstakes and Best in Veterans Sweeps

Heather Johnson, Nycoma Way Labradors
— Sweeps Dogs, Veterans Sweeps Bitches, Best in Sweeps and Best in Opposite Sweeps

Elaine Lessig
— Non-Regular classes

Cullen “Cully” Leck, Vagabond
— Junior Showmanship

— Obedience and Rally