Breed standards are the guidelines which describe the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed conforms to the function they are bred for.
All breeders must be familiar with and comply with the mandatory state government Code of Practice for the Responsible Breeding of Animals with Heritable Defects that cause Disease as with other legislation required to meet the standard for the quality of life and well-being of dogs. Ethical breeders' practices will often exceed the government standard.
There are many dog sporting activities that you can participate in as a member of Dogs Victoria. A number of LRCV members participate in these activities. Click the images to learn more about each of them.
This directory has been introduced for members to advertise their kennels. The breeders on this list are current Dogs Victoria registered breeders who must comply with the minimum standards for the quality of life, health and well-being of dogs as set out in the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and Dogs Victoria's Code of Ethics.
Breed Rescue & Rehoming
The Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria acts as a referral point for people wishing to rehome adult dogs and also for people offering a home to adult dogs.
Occasionally the Club will physically collect a dog from a shelter or have a dog surrendered to it. In this case the dog will be assessed by the Club as to its health status, temperament and suitability for rehoming, before being offered for rehoming. However under no circumstances does the Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria offer any warranty or guarantee with these dogs.
View dogs for rehoming. All enquiries should be directed to Sylvia Power on (03)9746 1292 firstname.lastname@example.org