NWPLC_LogoWelcome to the Northwest Pointing Labrador Club!   We are owners, breeders, trainers, hunters, hunt trial enthusiasts, and dog lovers living in the Pacific Northwest, who are dedicated to training, hunting, and promoting naturally pointing Labrador Retrievers as the ideal versatile gun dog.

NWPLC’s goals are to:

  1. Identify and promote a strain of Labrador Retriever that points game as a natural act while retaining the Labrador’s traditional superior ability to retrieve game on land and in water.
  2. Promote favorable regional exposure in the Pacific Northwest for Pointing Labradors.
  3. Encourage more youth participation in the sport of training and hunting over Pointing Labradors.
  4. Sponsor APLA Certification, Advanced, and Master level tests to identify Pointing Labradors and to judge their abilities.
  5. Promote ethical and effective breeding and training of Pointing Labradors.
  6. Promote sharing of information and training among members of the club.


Welcome to the Northwest Pointing Labrador Club.   Our Board of Directors through 2018 are as follows:

Julie Moore – President (2014-2017).  Julie lives in La Center, WA and owns Shade Tree Kennels.  She currently serves on the American Pointing Labrador Association’s (APLA) Board of Directors.

Kelly Merrick – Vice President (2016-2018).  Kelly lives in Richland, WA and is in charge of our East-of-the-Cascades activities.  She is new to the world of Pointing Labradors but an enthusiastic volunteer and learner and we welcome her to the Board.

Lily Lo – Secretary/Treasurer (2014-2018). Lily lives in Centralia, WA and currently serves on the APLA’s Hunt Test Committee and is our Hunt Test Chair. Together with Julie Moore and Marlana Smith, she founded the Club in 2014.

Wayne Hardy – Board member (2015-2017).  Wayne lives in Lacey, WA and is very active in the retriever world, running in AKC and HRC tests throughout the year.

Pat Persing – Board member (2016-2018).  Pat lives in Springfield, OR and is our longest tenured member of the APLA.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board.

Marlana Smith – Board member (2014-2018).  Marlana lives in Gabriola, BC, Canada and has been a long time member of the APLA and served on the APLA Hall of Fame committee.  She served as our immediate past Vice President.


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