In the great Silver Labrador debate, the positions of the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Labrador Retriever Club of America (LRC) are often cited by both supporters and detractors as to why these Labs should be generally accepted or not.  Quite often broad sweeping statements are made about these organizations that are not supported by the facts.  Some of these statements are intended to be misleading by those who make them, no doubt, but part of the reason for misrepresenting the positions of these organizations is that the LRC position has changed over time.  To better understand the reasons behind using the AKC or LRC position in the Silver Lab debate, we need to take a close look at their positions as well as the organizations themselves.  Why they exist, who fills their ranks, and how positions are established and changed.