Welcome to our organization!

The Huron River Labrador Retriever Club was established in 1979, in Southeastern Michigan by a group of Labrador Retriever owners who shared a common interest in the breed. In the club’s early years membership included a small group of folks. Today, our membership has grown from a small group to many members strong.

The club, governed by officers and a board of directors who are elected yearly by the membership, holds monthly membership and board meetings, and supports several activities throughout the year. The HRLRC strives to promote the versatility of the Labrador Retriever by promoting a learning environment for its members and encouraging participation in dog related events such as the field, show ring, obedience and agility trials, tracking tests, service dogs, working/companion dog events and as wonderful pets.

The HRLRC holds several events throughout the year that bring Labrador lovers from near and far to share in some fun. We hold our annual Specialty conformation show the last Friday in September. A fun match, usually held in conjunction with our July picnic, is geared towards helping handlers and dogs gain experience in the obedience and show rings. Field training classes are sometimes held in the spring providing an opportunity to get a head start for the upcoming Fall hunting season.

The Club provides informational handouts at several shows and other dog-related events in Michigan to help educate the public about the Labrador Retriever. Educational materials include information about the Labrador Retriever Breed Standard, Considerations Before You Buy a Labrador, What Makes a Responsible Breeder, How to Pick a Puppy, and more. This same information is available on this website under the Labrador Info/Links tab.

The HRLRC members participate in Labrador Rescue and Placement efforts. Members provide assistance in placing Labradors directly from the current owner to a new owner without the dog having to go into a shelter. We try to keep as many Labradors in a home environment as possible. Our program is run completely by HRLRC volunteers.

The Huron River Labrador Retriever Club members are dedicated in making our club the best club around. Our ability to provide a learning environment and total enjoyment for Labrador enthusiasts is evident in the success stories of our members and club. For more information about membership, please visit the Club Information page.