The Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club has members not just in Connecticut & Rhode Island but also throughout New England. Welcome to our site!

To contact PRLRC Labrador Retriever Breeders, or to view Puppy Listings for members, please visit the club’s Puppy & Adult Listings  or Breeder’s listing pages.

Bodhi Quinn

Announcements & News

UPCOMING PRLRC MEETING:  Scheduled April 13th, 7 pm.  Zoom option by invitation.

Please check with the club’s corresponding secretary, Jack Gordon, Corr. Sec. @ jackri04@aol.com to confirm club meeting date.

If you are a prospective member, email Cathy Benedict @ cabinlabradors@yahoo.com-  Membership Chair.

Upcoming Event:  

PRLRC AKC Sanctioned Plan B Match for Labradors

*Sunday, May 2, 2021. North Stonington Agricultural Fairgrounds, 21 Wyassup Rd, North Stonington, 06359

Judge change: Sweepstakes- Judge: Robin McGee                                                            

Breed Conformation Match– Judge: Deb Brunell, Holly Farm

Free Breed Handling Class w/ Instructor- Jennifer Leitao : 8:45 – 9:45 AM   Entries taken:       8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Judging starts with sweepstakes at 9:45 AM                                     

Entry fees: Day of Match- Breed Class: $12.00 per class,  Sweepstakes: $6.00 per class (must also be entered in a regular class)    Pre-registration Discount: $10 per Breed/Regular Class & $6.00 Sweepstakes.  (See entry forms below)                                                                      

Pre-registration CUT OFF DATE: April 24, 2021                                                                   

OnLine Entry -Click here

*Make checks out to PRLRC & MAIL CHECKS to:  Cathy Benedict, 310 Round Hill Rd, Salem, CT 06420

All Judging is outdoors- Rain or Shine. If rain, rings will be in Cattle Barn undercover. Bring your lunch, dog treats, and chair. Pop-ups allowed – Free parking & admission

New to dog shows? Please introduce yourself to the Registration Volunteers. If this is your first time to a match, and would like to know more about what is happening in the ring, ask members ringside. Everyone is always willing to explain how a match works and what the judges may be looking for in the ring. Welcome Newcomers!

Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club and North Stonington Grange and Agricultural Fairgrounds are not responsible for injuries.

Match Entry Form :

Match Flyer   *  PRLRC_Match_May 2_2021

Questions? Contact cabinlabradors@yahoo.com –  


Tom Hoagland’s “Jake” retrieving during the club’s WC. Photo: Claire White-Peterson

IN APPRECIATION in 2020: Thank you to all of the PRLRC members who contributed to making 2020’s Back-to Back specialty another successful show for our exhibitors.  The club appreciates our exhibitors for braving the year’s challenge and attending the show.  We all have were grateful to for our judges who managed a very trying time and making the  effort to come to us to judge the show.                                                                             

Much appreciation from all of the club members to the WC organizing crew, and we are sure also from all of you who were able to attend the club’s Working Certificate event.   We hope everyone had a great day!

Special thanks to all of the hard working PRLRC members who make our Back-to-Back Conformation dog show specialties, Working Certificate event, and all our events such enjoyable events for exhibitors, quests and members alike..

The club also offers a Labrador Retriever Conformation, Obedience and Rally Winter match. The event is usually held in March. Check with Corr. Sec. Jack Gordon for more details.

PRLRC supports the North Stonington Agricultural Fair and an opportunity to connect with the general public by participating in a demonstration on Friday, in July.  Thank you, to all of the members who participated in making this a crowd pleasing event.

FYI: Gov. Dog Food & Treats Recall List: https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/

“Gwen” Photo: Jeremy Kezer

We hope to introduce you to our versatile breed within these pages.

Originally our breed was described as a  “water dog”, and subsequently used for retrieving felled water and upland game birds for the hunter. The Labrador today retains the same qualities of yesterday but also has become the countries favorite companion “family” dog. Whether you are looking for a pet for your family, a hunting partner, or perhaps a Therapy working dog,  Labradors are the perfect choice.

For more information on our wonderful breed click here

Our Members and Their Dogs Participate in all Types Activities 

Katniss having fun dock diving with Jen Quinn







June with Kristen Andrews

The members of the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club participate in all types of American Kennel Club events which include Conformation showing, Obedience, Rally Obedience trials,  Agility, Tracking and Hunt Tests. We also have several members who use their dogs for Therapy work.

The club offers field training sessions for members. FMI contact Audrey Wolcott  

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A Labrador is a Dog For All Reasons..

Labrador Retrievers come in three colors only- Black, Chocolate & Yellow. Photo: Julie Kamis’ girls

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Disclaimer:  Please note: The listing service provided by the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club,  does not alone or per se imply an endorsement of any breeder, information or service by PRLRC. In no circumstances does Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club guarantee the services of said member or lister.

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