Personality, discipline and demeanor appropriate for your family pet.

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"Going hunting without a retriever is like going on a honeymoon without a bride." -Woody Thurman

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Woody with four Master Hunters from one AKC hunt test.

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...produce gentle, disciplined lovable pets.

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Twin Lakes Kennel

Modern, clean state-of-the-art breeding and training facilities.

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Owner and Master trainer at Twin Lakes Kennel which has produced more than 8,000 Labrador Retrievers.

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Our puppies are Guaranteed

Be wary of puppy mills and backyard breeders. We have been breeding and selling world class labs for forty years. Our Puppy Limited Warranty is the best in the industry; you are guaranteed a healthy puppy with remarkable retriever instincts. ...Read more

We Are A National Breeder

Located on 100 acres on the sand hills of North Carolina near Laurel Hill, our world class Labrador retrievers can be found from California to Maine, from Alaska to Florida. Not to worry. We can ship our guaranteed puppies to any location in the country, except Hawaii. ...Read more

Master Hunters Make Great Puppies

The qualities that make a great Master Hunter are the same qualities that make a Labrador retriever a great family pet. We select from the most dominant American field bloodlines and breed for natural hunting instinct and tractability ...Read more

World's Happiest Clients!

We meet some of the nicest people when they come to pick up their puppy. You can meet them, too. See them all, here.

“Woody Thurman, whom I have known for more than 20 years, was and is my favorite [trainer]. He is an extremely intelligent, honest, hard working and trustworthy man. In addition, he has a unique natural gift in knowing how read and train a dog that I have seen only a few possess. He is a truly outstanding professional dog trainer and, supported by his wife Judy, has devoted his life to his trade.”

—Bob Ripley, former Rules Committee Chairman for the AKC Retriever Hunt Test program. Gloucester, Virginia