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The sub committee was formed in 2005. Dr Jeff Sampson of the Kennel Club suggested that there should be a small group of Labrador enthusiasts who would meet with him at least annually. Health topics of interest to the Labrador breed could be discussed and it would be channel between the KC and labrador breeders to improve the health of the breed. This model has been proven to work in the Golden Retriever & Irish Setter breeds. Dr Sampson would be able to convey up to date information particularly on inherited diseases and members of the sub committee would be able to raise issues for discussion. Dr Sampson would act as an intermediary between the KC and breeders. As can be seen from the minutes many issues have been discussed and the KC have certainly acted on suggestions made by the sub committee especially in relation to the Accredited Breeder Scheme.

  Sub Committee Members
Clubs represented



Fiona MacLean



07795 515199 Labrador Club of Northern Ireland
North West LRC
Lynda Heron*


01665 570 631 Northumberland & Durham LRC
Kate Smith



01926 650546

East Anglian LRC
The Labrador Club

Elaine Grummitt


01664 820156 Midland Counties LRC
Fiona Braddon


01454 775 084 Yellow Labrador Club
West of England LRC
Kira Leith-Ross kira@leith-ross.com 01287 659574 Three Ridings LRC
Labrador Club of Scotland
Kirsty Jones kirsty_louise_jones@hotmail.com 01591 610054 Labrador Retriever Club of Wales
Cotswold & Wyevern Labrador Club
Joy Venturi-Rose *



01428 751 125 Kent Surrey Sussex LRC


* Kennel Club Breed Health Coordinator