2022 LRCEA Show

The last Labrador Retriever Show 2019 marked the 70th anniversary of the Labrador Retriever Club of East Africa.

It was held at the beautiful Weld Dixon Show Ground on Magadi Road. The judge was Rodney Oldham (UK), who has had the pleasure of judging here several times over the past 20 years was happy with the quality of our Labradors.

In his words:

I have enjoyed visiting Kenya to judge at dog shows for more than 20 years but to be here during East Africa Kennel Clubs Centenary celebrations was a great honour indeed. I have judged the Labradors at both a EAKC show plus a previous LRCEA event so it was very interesting to make comparisons with the dogs of yesteryear.  From an entry of over 100 around 80 appeared on the day and took part so I felt this was a representative entry of what was happening to the breed in Kenya at this time.

My overall observation was that the breed is in good hands and continues to make steady progress, certainly you do seem to have avoided the gross exaggerations that are to be seen in some corners of the showing world.  Areas that I thought do need attention are getting both substance and body weight right.   Some are obviously being rather spoilt when it comes to treats whilst there were also a few that I felt would benefit from more attention to their feeding regimes.  Exercise obviously plays a big part in conditioning, puppies, like humans, need smaller meals but more often, interspersed with controlled exercise up to at least 12 months and then gradually increased with age.  Don’t be afraid to talk to experienced breeders for advice on this, a promising puppy can be made or marred if you don’t get this important period right.

These are the views of an outsider just trying to give helpful advice based on over 50 years personal experience, never be afraid to ask advice, none of us ever stop learning!

Rodney Oldham (Towmena)

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The Two Royal Canin Labrador Retriever Club of East Africa Championship Shows

were held on 29th July 2017 at Lady Hewett’s Property, off Magadi Road, Langata

Judged by Mr David Coode (UK) A.M and Mrs Lorraine Tooth (UK) P.M.

The shows were very successful, though the new concept of running 2 shows in one day did cause some logistical problems (such as finishing in the dark). The critique has already been super efficiently typed up by Judy Seton who was the inexhaustible scribe for BOTH shows have been checked by the judges and are ready, so here they is!

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2017 Royal Canin LRCEA Specialty Show AM & PM Show Critique

An impression from the show in photos. Please feel free to contact us ([email protected]) for pictures of your dogs (no charges).


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2016 Royal Canin Labrador Retriever Club of East Africa Championship Show & Specialty Classes

Judge – Lynda Heron (UK) and her husband John came out for another wonderful Show and field trials held at Lady Hewett’s beautiful Property. See some of the pictures below. The critique will be posted here when it’s ready.

The Critique is now ready. click here to Download the PDF or read it here.


Judge – Mrs. Joy Venturi Rose (UK) and Chris RoseMaiden Bitch Class (2)

was held on 22 August 2015. The show ran smoothly and the field trial the next day was a blast on the beautiful property of Lady Jay Hewett.

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