Mentors & Presenters

THE LRC INC.’s JUDGES’ EDUCATION COMMITTEE


       The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. is dedicated to the dual-purpose dog.  The image of a Labrador Retriever should represent a working gun dog.  Our Judge’s Education Seminars target discussions on the overall balance of a dog bred as a working gun dog and the characteristics that define Labrador type.

Some examples:
•   Head should be clean-cut with a kindly expression and a muzzle the same length as the back skull for efficient game handling.
•   The neck should be long enough to allow the dog to pick up game from the ground with ease. Necks of sufficient length that rise strongly from the
shoulder also denote proper shoulder angulation.
•   The fore chest should not be flat, but extend slightly beyond the shoulder like the prow of a small boat.
•   The body and rib cage should be keel-shaped for water stability, not round.
•   The feet should be medium-sized, with arched toes and strong webbing.
•   Coat character should be short and dense with a protective undercoat covered by a coarser outer coat. The outer coat lays flat and wraps around the body protecting the dog from cold in the water and heavy cover in a hunting environment.
•   A thick “Otter tail” is unique to the Labrador and provides balance, as well as serving as a rudder in the water.
•   A biddable temperament, combined with a strong retrieving instinct, makes the Labrador a wonderful companion at home and in the field. 

Form-to-function identifies what a Labrador Retriever should be.  What is efficient in the field is what makes a Labrador "right" in the conformation ring.

 
JUDGES' EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Co-Chair:
Marilyn Little
Box 3093, Overgaard, AZ  85933
Home 928-535-5385  •  Cell  602-568-0374
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Co-Chair:
Juxi Burr
4401 Yale NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-345-2966
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COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Nancy Brandow, Anthony Emilio, Barbara Ironside, Barbara Nowak

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REQUIREMENTS
To become an LRC, Inc. Ringside Mentor and a Seminar Presenter:
• Be a member of the LRC, Inc.
• At least 15 years of experience in the breed
• A depth of knowledge in structure and movement
• An understanding of the Breed Standard and how it applies to function
• Must attend two or more LRC-approved Judges’ Education Seminars
within 3 years prior to application;
• For Seminar Presenters - must have passed a juried presentation at the
National Specialty Events Judges’ Education Seminar.

SEMINAR PRESENTERS
Marilyn Little
Box 3093, Overgaard, AZ  85933
Home 928-535-5385  •  Cell  602-568-0374
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Juxi Burr
4401 Yale NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-345-2966
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Marianne Foote
California

925-447-8513
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Barbara Gilchrist
Washington
253-307-1771
 
Debra Miller

Mississippi
720-810-0135  

Barbara Nowak
California
619-444-5829

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Frances Smith, DVM
Minnesota
507-744-2284
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Sue Willumsen
Kingston, NH
503 642 5893
503 475 1588
   

Mentors

Sherry L Anderson
Oklahoma
580-402-0688
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Nancy Brandow
Maine
207-327-1322
 
Jan Grannemann
Pacific Grove, CA
831 333 0660
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Sharon Grieves
(Summer) WI, (Winter) TX
608-879-9095
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Sue Harrington
Colorado
719 219 1919
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Cornelia Howard
North Carolina
919-309-9014
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 Susan Huntzinger
Oregon
503 655 9405
 
Barbara Ironside
AZ, SD
 
Julie Kirk
Washington
509-588-7612
  
Nina Mann
Washington
360-629-7619
 
Nancy Stewart
Texas
817-473-1208
 
Carol Wageley

Texas

505-514-9775
 
 Claire White-Peterson
Conecticutt
860 535 4289
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