The Central Ohio Labrador Retriever Club (COLRC) was originally established by a group of friends in the Columbus, Ohio area for the benefit of those interested in the enhancement of the qualities of a Labrador Retriever, the sport, and advancement of cooperative communication within the Labrador Community and the dog fancy.

Today the membership has grown considerably and is governed by the officers and board of directors who hold regular board meetings and monthly membership meetings, normally on the first Wednesday of each month. After the short business meetings, members and visitors alike are often treated to knowledgeable speakers or training sessions on a variety of subjects that are important to all Labrador people. Along with the valuable education, there are good meals and good cheer as the members relax and chat with the speakers and each other. Visitors are welcome to our general meetings. Go to our Events Page to view upcoming meetings.

We regularly receive requests for information on what to expect when looking for or raising a Labrador puppy or dog, how to find a good breeder, how to crate train, etc. Our puppy packet is now available for download in PDF format by clicking on Puppy Packet.  We also have a PDF available on the Labrador Breed Standard by clicking Breed Standard.

A variety of activities continue throughout the year. Among them are club picnics, eye clinics, puppy matches, annual Christmas parties, Working Certificate training sessions, and a Specialty, with supported entry shows.

The COLRC publishes a newsletter “Unleashed” which is full of the latest club news and general information pertaining to Labrador owners & breeders. You can email the editors at: . “Unleashed” is free to members, can be downloaded from the Newsletter Page or is available in print at a subscription rate to nonmembers.

Anyone interested in obtaining membership information may email Membership Chair Chris Bell at or go to our Membership Page to submit an application.