LRC Versatile Producer of Merit Award for Sires and Dams

A versatile Labrador Retriever is one that can embrace a variety of challenges, fields, or skills and turn with ease from one venue to another. The sires and dams that consistently produce such versatile offspring shall be recognized by the Labrador Retriever Club by offering a Versatile Producer of Merit award.

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Versatile Producer of Merit award is to recognize Labrador Retrievers whose offspring:

  1. Meet the LRC, Inc. breed standard,
  2. Demonstrate ability in a performance (retrieving) venue,
  3. Obtain one or more titles in at least one companion venue (obedience/rally, tracking, or agility).

Our goals are:

  1. To provide incentives to owners of Labrador Retrievers to exhibit in all AKC venues open to retrievers so there will be more multi-titled Labrador Retrievers.
  2. To motivate breeders to encourage puppy buyers to train and exhibit their dogs in AKC events
  3. To recognize Labrador retrievers who produce offspring that meet the standard and can perform in all AKC venues open to retrievers.
  4. To demonstrate to the public the versatility of the breed

One owner of the sire or dam that is being nominated must be a member in good standing with the LRC Inc. Owners of the offspring are not required to be members of the LRC Inc.

Requirements

Because they are producers, they must be enrolled in the OFA CHIC database. All offspring must be proven dilute free (DD).  Proof is required, by DNA certificate or similar DNA verification document.

To earn the VPM award, sires must have four qualifying offspring and dams must have two qualifying offspring. In this context, “qualifying” shall mean that each offspring has accomplished all of the following at AKC licensed events according to the rules thereof:

Principal Accomplishments (Conformation and Performance)

The offspring must demonstrate that they meet the breed standard as evidenced by a Championship title, conformation points, or a Conformation Certificate, accumulating a minimum of 12 VPM points in the "field" category

The offspring must also demonstrate ability in the field by holding a hunt test title or a field trial title or points, accumulating a minimum of 12 VPM in the “field” category.

Companion Accomplishments

The offspring must demonstrate an ability to compete in these other AKC events (obedience (or rally), tracking, agility, or scent work) by completing at least a “novice” title in at least one of the five venues.

Titles

Titles that qualify them for this award must be earned in AKC regular titling events in the Companion and Performance Departments of the AKC. The titles must be earned at the “traditional” tiers of AKC events, regardless of which venues are pursued. Eligible titles are listed in the Points schedule. Each year, the LRC will publish the names of the top (high-point) 25 sires and top (high point) 25 dams in the LRC Yearbook and on the LRC website.

Any title, degree, or LRC certificate that is not explicitly listed will not count towards these requirements unless or until the VPM Committee approves said title, degree, or certificate. Points are deliberately weighted higher for the advanced titles to encourage people to continue training their dogs after obtaining a basic title, and to recognize the dogs that are able to attain the higher degrees. Points for AKC titles will continue to accrue over the lifetime of the sire/dam, if owners submit new titles as they are earned and remain active members of the LRC. POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY to cover non-membership years.

Application Process         

  1. Complete the application below
  2. The applicant(s) must provide proof of all titles by including an original or photocopy of the AKC, and/or LRC, certificate(s) or a copy of the AKC Awards page.
  3. The owner of the sire and the dam must be members of the LRC, Inc. or have applied for membership prior to nominating the dog(s).
  4. Submit the application, proof of titles, and a check for $25, payable to LRC, Inc to the program coordinator listed on the application.
Download the Application

Point Schedule

Points are deliberately weighted higher for the advanced titles to encourage people to continue training their dogs after obtaining a basic title, and to recognize the dogs that are able to attain the higher degrees.

Points for AKC titles will continue to accrue over the lifetime of the sire/dam, if owners submit new titles as they are earned.

View Point Schedule

VPM Title Holders – Dams

548 – Fawnhaven’s The Sorceress – SR03254306 – Barb & Don Ironside, Darlene Pado
CH Reimur's Juz Fulla Myself CDX RE MH – SR40593501
Reimur Juz Crashin' Thru UD RAE TDX JH CC – SR40593507
(+177 pts from CH Fawnhaven Celtic Woman O'Reimur RN JH WC – SR40593502)

457 – Dutch Hollow Storm Cat CD SH AWC (pointed) – SN79265702 – Sandy McMillan
Dutch Hollow’s Silver Lining TDX MH WC CC – SR36419502
Dutch Hollow's City Slicker RA TD JH WC (major pointed) – SR36419503
Dutch Hollow's Charismatic CD RE MH (pointed) – SR05930703
Dutch Hollow's Mighty Quinn CDX OA TD RE JH AX SWN CC – SR50327205

410 – Rhumbline’s Topsail Sloop BN RN SH OA OAJ CC – SR34224901 – Susan & Joe Carpenter
Rhumbline's Song Of The Sea UD RN JH SWA (pointed) - SR66315103
OTCH RACH Rhumbline's Guiness' Dream Chaser @ Willowdale UDX OM RM RAE JH WC CC - SR74308602 

281 – CH Snowden Hill Mango Crazy RA JH WC – SR09552203 – Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren
CH Grampian Lola Tortola Viking CD RA JH WC – SR30508608
CH Grampian Bedizened Viking CD RA MH WC – SR30508609
Grampian Raptor Mystique CD RAE WC CC – SR30508601

246 – Pleasant Pine’s Mischief Maker CDX JH – SN36054504 – Karen & Richard Kennedy
Pleasant Pine's Making A Mark UD RA SH CC - SN89505808
Pleasant Pines A Bitof Mischief CDX MH CC - SR10735901 

229 – GCH CH Dutch Hollow’s Simply Charming RA TDX MH WC – SR64724701 – Sandy McMillan
Dutch Hollow's Simply Because TD JH WC CC – SR84412203
Dutch Hollow's Encore TDX OA WC CC – SR84412207
Dutch Hollow's Classic Clipper CDX RE TDX JH - SS07308002

227 - Windycanyon's Kiku A Fuji Too CDX RE JH CC - SR55653204 - Anne Swindeman (new in 2022)
Windycanyon's Lethal Weapon CD RA WC CC - SR77204003
RACH Windycanyon Y-Nott Brown UD RM RAE TD SH WC CH-ptd

223 – Wintercamp Bluebonnet Melody UD RE JH OA – SR31500901 – Rhonda Miller
Wintercamp’s Viola Vainglory JH OA CC - SR64214802
MACH Wintercamp's Elysian Heartsease RE JH MX CC - SR64214801

182 –  CH Fawnhaven Celtic Woman O’Reimur JH RN WC – SR40593502 – Barb & Don Ironside, Darlene Pado
(CH Hyspiresurshot Juz Bcuz Im Hot x Fawnhaven’s The Sorceress* WC)
CH Reimur's Good Humor Man CD RA JH WC – SR70618903
Reimur's Marge Simpson CD RE JH CC – SR70618901

144 – Justamere Arwen CD SH RE CC – SR06402907- Marcia Talon
Justamere Fleur-De-Lis CD RE WC CC – SR31571101
Justamere Jack O’ The Green RAE JH CC – SR49473005
Justamere Jazz Singer CD RE JH CC – SR49473004

116 – GCHB CH Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin CD RA MH – SR22474901 – Robin Anderson
Grampian Viking Aspen X-Treme! CD RA WC CC – SR69882203
Grampian Hickory's Crimson H20dragon UD RE JH CC – SR47371006 

114 – WINDYCANYON’S NORTHERN SPY CDX RA JH OA OAJ CC – SR23819906 – Anne Swindeman
Windycanyon’s Envy CDX RE JH CC – SR53359105
Windycanyon’s Sweetango CD RA JH CC – SR61522704


VPM Title Holders – Sires

491 – Ch Hyspiresurshot Juz Bcuz Im Hot – SR18090604 – Janis Granneman (new in 2021)
CH Reimur’s Juz Fulla Myself CDX RE MH – SR40593501
CH Fawnhaven Celtic Woman O’Reimur RN JH WC – SR40593502
CH Reimur Tidesin At Mustardseed RN JH – SR40593503
Reimur Juz Crashin' Thru UD RAE TDX JH CC– SR40593507