About The Club

The Heart of Texas Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. (HOTLRC) is a sanctioned AKC breed club for Labrador Retrievers, founded in 1998 and based in Austin.

HOTLRC holds an annual Labrador Specialty show, conformation matches, hunt tests, working certificate tests for hunting ability, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) tests, eye clinics, and other events for those interested in the Labrador Retriever breed.


All members who breed have agreed to do so responsibly.  Under no circumstances does the HOTLRC offer any guarantee on behalf of any member. 

HOTLRC proudly supports Labrador rescue through the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue. 

General Meetings provide the opportunity for members to participate in club activities and business, as well as learn more about what our wonderful Labs can do.   

Officers for 2021-2022


President:  Shannon Layman

Vice President: Susan McKinley

Treasurer: Kellie Sterling

Secretary:  Candice Moore

Board of Directors

Dawn Dutelle

Shannon Gage

Susan Raney

Danna Hancock

Marie Anderson


Show Chair: TBA

Membership Chair: Cheryl Kennemer

Hunting Chair:  TBA

Obedience Committee: TBA

Website: Stacey Green