To The Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club web site!

To contact Labrador Retriever Breeders, or to view Puppy Listings for members (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts), please visit the club’s Puppy & Adult Listings page.

Club Announcements & News

MEETINGS:  The next scheduled meeting for the club, is October 9th at 7 p.m. at the , Wheeler Library, Main St. North Stonington. Voting of officers to take place at the October meeting.

PRLRC supported the North Stonington Agricultural Fair by putting on a a demonstration on Friday, July 13th at 7 p.m. Thank you, Donna Crompton for organizing and huge congratulations to all of the members who participated in making this a fun event for the crowd.

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

14th Back to Back Specialties* to be held on Thursday & Friday, September 20 & 21, 2018. To be held at North Stonington Agricultural Fairgrounds, 21 Wyassup Road, No. Stonington, CT.

NOTE: The PRLRC Stud Dog and Brood Bitch Extravaganza will take place at Noon on Thursday.
The regular breed judging classes will stop at that time so everyone will be able to be at ringside to watch these two classes.
Please come and support those exhibitors who entered the Extravaganza.
The Break will be an hour so following Stud Dog and Brood Bitch, there will be time for Lunch before regular judging is resumed.
Judges for Thursday, September 20                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Dogs and Intersex – Traci Stintzcum (Buttonwood), Bitches – Margaret Brown (Ramsayville, Scotland)                                                                                          Sweepstakes Nancy Farquharson (Fhinnonlach, Scotland), 4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy – Margaret Brown                                                                                                  Obedience & Rally – Lynda Moore

******NEW THIS YEAR!******


Exciting prizes for all placements and offspring- up to 4 kids may be include with the sire or dam.    ***************************************************

Join the Thursday Exhibitor’s Appreciation Party following judging!

Judges for Friday, September 21                                                                                                               
Dogs and Intersex – Margaret Brown (Ramsayville), Bitches – Traci Stintzcum (Buttonwood)                                                                            Sweepstakes – Cheryl Little (Whisperwood),  4 to 6 Month Beginner Puppy – Traci Stintzcum (Buttonwood)                                           Obedience & Rally – Donna J. Blews-Pappas

Superintendent/Show Secretary: Jim Rau Dog Shows (www.raudogshows.com)


**WC NEWS: Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club ~ 2018 **    WC ·WCI · WCX, PeeWee/Novice Retriever  & Senior Singles Event       

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018, Where: Fin Fur and Feather Club, 213 Chewink Rd., (off Rt. 6) Chaplin, CT 06235

Judges: WC = TBA (AKC licensed),  WCI/WCX = TBA, Closing date:  Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4 p.m.                  Cost: WC = $48.00, WCI and WCX = $55.00 mail in entries., PeeWee/Novice Retriever —$20.00, Senior Singles Retriever (age 10+) – no charge,    Note:  Late or Walk-in entries additional $10.00

Open to all Retrievers older than 6 months of age with the exception of the PeeWee/Novice

*Description of Tests located in the premium.*Bitches in season will be allowed to run the tests at the end of the running order. Game: Ducks, Prizes:  Ribbon, Certificate and a Duck Band for all qualifiers, and prizes for all Seniors.                 Raffle:  A raffle will be held. Tailgate: Our famous tailgate foods served after the WC test in the Clubhouse. No lunch available at the site.

Premium with entry form available from Test Secretary: Julie Jussaume, 199 Bear Hill Rd., Dayville, CT 06241, Tel. 860-933-3599, email: jjussaume@sbcglobal.net

WC Committee:  Chairs: Robin and Tom Hoagland, Wendy Ernst DVM, George Amenabar, Joe Falman, Audrey and Peter Wolcott, Julie Jussaume, and Donna Crompton.

Stay Tuned for more updates!

                               “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 or a hunting partner, 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.
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.


Jake working with his owner, Tom Hoagland. George Amenabar (on right) & Mandy with line steward, Nancy Wolston, at 07 WC. Photo: Jeremey Kezer.  The club offers field training sessions for members. FMI contact Audrey Wolcott

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 “Cooks Ahoy, Welcome Aboard” Cookbook!  A great gift idea for any occasion. This book is full of yummy member’s and judge’s recipes for you all to enjoy. To Order contact Beth Volle  or  click here                                                                             

You can also check out the PRLRC Club Catolog. View various club clothing and the new Etched Glassware and other items that will be available at club events. If you would like to purchase an item, please contact Janet Huntley




A Labrador is a Dog For All Reasons..

The many faces of our wonderful breed.