Welcome & Events

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, Events & News


*A WINTER MATCH IS IN THE PLANNING STAGES. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Jen Leitao.

*Pending AKC approval: The Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club will be holding a Specialty on: Friday, April 28th, 2023 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, in Richmond, Rhode Island, USA. Judges to be announced. PRLRC will also be supporting the entry at the South County Kennel Club shows on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th, 2023. 

*PAWCATUCK RIVER LRC BACK-TO-BACK SPECIALTIES: THURSDAY, SEPT. 21 AND 22, 2023 at the North Stonington Agricultural Fairgrounds, North Stonington, CT. Superintendent: Rau Dog Shows. More info to follow. 

MEETINGS: Meetings are usually held at  7 P.M. Location: Wheeler Library, Main St North Stonington. Next meeting is Jan 10 th 23

Please check with PRLRC corresponding secretary, Lori Riley lorlynlabs1@yahoo.com,  to confirm club meeting date and location/times. 

If you are a prospective member, email Jack Gordon jackri04@aol.com, Membership Chair FMI
Rich Willner at the North Stonington Ag. Fair

The club participates in the North Stonington Agricultural Fair each July.

June with Kristen Andrews. The Dock Diving Workshop was held Sunday, July 11, 2020 and was a huge success. Thank you, Kristen Andrews for organizing the event and committee for all of your help!


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


Special thanks to all of the hard working PRLRC volunteer members who make our Back-to-Back Specialty dog show , Hunt Test 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.

Legislative Action: The Connecticut Dog Federation alerts AKC Member clubs of bills coming forward to CT Senate and House of Representatives that involve dogs and other animals.  Pawcatuck River LRC notifies it’s members of upcoming legislation that is being presented in the Connecticut State House that may effect dog ownership rights. Our member often pass this information on to their dog loving friends and families. Contacting your representatives and voicing your position on these issues is key to preserving your rights of owning the dog of your preference and keeping access to space to be able to enjoy them. Our member legislation delegates are Tony Emilio for CT and Deb Scott for Rhode Island. 

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


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   in Colchester Ct and Susan Barret suebarrett12@gmail.com for training in Charlestown RI 

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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.

This is the Official web site for the PRLRC.