The forming of the Atlantic Labrador Retriever Club began as a concept by a few enthusiasts of the breed in 1994. On December 10th, 1994, the first meeting was held in Moncton, NB and, among other issues, the first draft of the Club’s constitution was presented and the Charter Executive was formed.

The ALRC applied for CKC recognition in May 1995 and the final approved draft of the Club’s Constitution was submitted. Sanction matches in Conformation and Obedience were held in November 1995 in Saint John, NB and February 1996 in Enfield, NS, entitling the ARLC to hold CKC events thereafter.

The first events held by the ALRC took place in August 1997, with the Club’s 1st Specialty show. These events were held in conjunction with the Halifax Kennel Club shows and included conformation, obedience and working (field) competitions. The ALRC has maintained the mandate to hold all these events on an annual basis ever since.

The ALRC hosted the Labrador Retriever Club of Canada National Specialty in 1998 in Saint John, NB and in 2006 in Fredericton, NB.


To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Labrador Retrievers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection

To urge members and breeders to accept the standards of the breed as approved by the Canadian Kennel Club as the premier standard of excellence

To do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation shows, field trials and tests, obedience trials, tracking tests and agility trials

To conduct sanctioned and approved events under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club and to abide by the principles of the Canadian Kennel Club Code of Ethics

The Club shall be operated on a non-profit basis. Any resulting surplus shall not be used to the benefit of any member of the club

The members of the club shall adopt and may from time to time reverse such by-laws as may be required to carry out these objectives

To ensure that the breeder/members of the club maintain the highest standards possible at all times with strict adherence to Atlantic Labrador Retriever Club constitution and by-laws; and

Through positive Public Relations and Education programs, to encourage all owners and/or fanciers of Labrador Retrievers to become members of the Atlantic Labrador Retriever Club, so they may become more aware of sound breeding practices, responsible ownership, and proper care and maintenance of the breed, so the highest standards possible will be maintained to bring the natural qualities of the Labrador Retriever to perfection.


President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Mary Lynn Lantz Imelda MacDonald  Cynthia Bernier Janice Kivimaki
NB/PEI Director NS Director NL Director Past President
Gail Wright Lindsay Cameron Wade Sutton Beth Hatfield