Shamrock Specialty

CCLRC is hosting our 4th annual specialty show on March 19, 2017.

SDLRC Specialty – Entries Close 2/1

From our friends at SDLRC….

Happy New Year!  The premium list is up for the 2017 SDLRC Specialties at Bates Nut Farm on February 18 and 19, 2017.  Come spend the weekend with family, friends, and Labradors!  I have attached the premium list and it is also available through the club website at or Sharon Licciradi’s site at

Saturday night SDLRC will be hosting our Mexican Fiesta dinner.  The final date to RSVP is Monday, February 13.  Contact Kim Jacobson at or 858-449-5668 to make reservations.  Also, our specialty is only as successful as our club members help make it.  When you renew you membership, please sponsor a trophy or dinner table and/or donate an opportunity drawing prize.  Membership renewals and trophy donations can be made online at  All help is greatly appreciated!

Entries close Wednesday, February 1, at 6:00PM.  We hope to see you there!

Sun Main Kennel Club Show – Entries Close 1/18

Central California Labrador Retriever Club
is happy to support the Labrador Retriever entry for:

The Sun Maid Kennel Club Show

February 4th and 5th 2017



By Sara Lopez and Megan Cooper
Want to learn something new with your dog and have loads of fun? There are many activities that will challenge you both and help build a stronger bond between you and your best friend. Make 2017 the year! Here are a just a few activities to get you started.


Obedience trials showcase dogs that have been trained and conditioned to behave well at home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. AKC Obedience trials allow exhibitors and their dogs to enjoy companionship and competition as they proudly earn AKC titles. (

Titles include: Companion Dog(CD), Companion Dog Excellent(CDX), Utility Dog(UD), Utility Dog Excellent(UDK), and Obedience Trail Champion(OTCH).

Optional titles include: Beginner Novice (BN), Graduate Novice(GN), Graduate Open (GO)

For those who want to get their feet (and paws) wet in the ring, Beginner Novice is an excellent place to start.
Exercises include: An on leash heel, on leash figure eight, a sit for exam (to the end of a 6ft leash), sit and stay in place while the handler walks the perimeter of the ring, and the only off leash portion being a short recall with no finish.


AKC Rally® is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. It too requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Rally provides an excellent introduction to AKC events for new dogs and handlers, and can provide a challenging opportunity for competitors in other events to strengthen their skills. All dogs are eligible to compete in rally. (

Titles include: Rally Novice (RN), Rally Advanced(RA), Rally Excellent(RE), and Rally Advanced Excellent(RAE)

If Obedience still seems a little scary, not to worry. Rally Novice is a great way to get your confidence boosted! The Rally Novice Course is made up of 10-15 stations or signs with the entire couse being done on leash. In Rally Novice exibitors are allowed to provide words of encouragement and commands, along with clapping their hands or patting their legs to guide their dogs through the course. Each team starts with a score of 100 points and points are deducted for any mistakes made throughout the course. A score of 70 or higher is required to earn 1 qualifying leg, and 3 legs are required to earn a title. Legs must be earned under at least 2 different judges.

Barn Hunt:

Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs. Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty, and championships. Barn Hunt is an independent sport, but titles are recognized by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC). (

Titles include:

Instinct(RATI), Novice(RATN), Open(RATO), Senior(RATS), Master(RATM), Rat Champion(RATCH), and Rat Champion Excellent(RATCHX)

If you want to jump right into it and skip Instinct(which you are allowed to do), Novice is the place to start! After the judge tells you to release your dog, in the fenced in Novice course, the time starts. The dog has 2 minutes to climb and put all four feet on a bale of hay, go through a tunnel, and find 1 Rat. The handler must clearly call “RAT” when they believe their dog has indicated that they found a live Rat in one of the 3 hidden tubes. You must do this 3 times in order to receive the title.
For more a in depth explanation on the rules and regulations of Barn Hunt please visit the Barn Hunt Association website at
Here’s to a new year, with hopefully some new titles to go with it! Have fun and happy training!

WC Weekend Success

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 9th Annual WC Weekend and made it a great success. 

Thank you Judges, Jeane Collier and Sue Gallagher.

Thank you Candy Templeton for being a great marshal and keep us on time. 

Thank you to Christine Tye and Patty Gallagher for checking everyone in and getting this big group fed. 

Thank you to the gunners, Matt, Brent, and Mo.

Thank you to many others to jumped in to help where it was needed.  

Lastly, a big thank you to Pat and Ed Collom for organizing this event.  

Congratulations to the dogs and handlers who passed the test.  

For those who didn’t pass, don’t get discouraged.  Every dog who attended has the potential to pass with a bit more training. 

Thank you judges!

Thank you judges for your work in making our 3rd annual Shamrock Specialty a success.

Mr. Jan Roger Sauge – Mambrino Labradors, Norway
Ms. Diann Sullivan – Cedarwood Labradors
Ms. Lorraine Yu – Misty Mountain Labradors


May 7-8th at 9:00am Wes’ Backwater Retreat Dos Palos, California

This year’s event for both WC and WCX practice (Saturday) and certificate test (Sunday)* will again be held in Dos Palos, CA

  •   Entry fee for the practice day and WC test is $45. The WC test on Sunday only is $35. The fees for WCX is an additional $10.
  •   Daily fee includes lunch and 2 pigeons for field work and 2 freshly shot ducks for water work.
  •   Lodging is available at the event site for $25/night which includes breakfast.
  •   Priority will be given to CCLRC and SJVLRC club members with a 30 dog per day limit. Payment is due on day of event.
  •   Space may be reserved by calling or emailing Pat Collom at (559) 289- 2950 or
  •   Signup deadline is April 30th

    * Dependent on water depth

Events for Everyone

There are many events on the club calendar for the first half of 2016. Specialties, Hunt Tests, etc. Scheduling for our annual WC/WCX is in progress. If you know about something else that I should add, please let me know. We want to have something for everyone.

PeeWee Handling Class Added to Sun Maid…

Sun Maid Kennel Club Dog Show (Feb 6th) has added a “PeeWee Handling” class. About 2 p.m. Ages 5-9. Doesn’t have to have an AKC reg. Number. Doesn’t have to own the dog. Just go in with an adult. Huge ribbons! Loads of fun! Pizza party afterwards. Sign up day of show next to Match entries (which is also that night)

Obedience and Rally Fun Match

Obedience and rally fun match hosted by Clovis Dog Obedience Group (CDOG) and Central California Labrador Retriever Club (CCLRC)

Sunday January 17, 2016   

Set-up at 8am, sign in at 8:30am, runs start promptly at 9am

Verde View Farms   1683 N. Del Rey Ave.  Sanger, CA  between (McKinley and Shields) and (Bethel and McCall)

$5 per dog per class

Click Here for Additional Information


We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year in 2016. This is a great slide show from