According to the registration statistics compiled by the American Kennel Club, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular pure bred dog in the country.
In a recent press release, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) announced the Labrador retriever is, once again, the most popular purebred dog in the country. “Labrador Retriever lovers have again spoken – the playful, family friendly breed remains the number one most popular breed in the U.S. for the 22nd consecutive year, tying with the Poodle for the longest reign in the top spot.” Read the rest of their article here.
“Bigger breeds are making their move,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson.” The popularity of the pint-sized, portable pooch just gave way to a litter of larger breeds in the Top 10. These predictable, durable, steady breeds, like Labs and Goldens, are great with kids and offer the whole family more dog to love.” More than twice as many Labs were registered than any other breed making it a likely leader for many years to come.
The Labrador retriever is loyal, affectionate, patient and friendly, making them a popular selection for a great family dog. Highly intelligent, good-natured, willing and eager to please, they are also preferred for service dog work like blind guides, service dog for the disabled and police work. They love to play, especially in water, never passing up the opportunity for a good swim.
Labrador Retriever Puppies For Sale in NC
Located near Laurel Hill, NC, we have delivered more than 8,000 world class Labrador retriever puppies and adults to locations as far away as Alaska. Our Labs can be found across the country in forty (40) states from the great Southwest to historic New England, from frigid Alaska to the great state of North Carolina where we are based. We can easily deliver our guaranteed Labs to your location in our own home state. For details, visit our Puppy Page or call Woody or Judi for up-to-the-minute puppy information at 910.462.3246 or use our user-friendly Contact Us Page.
Labrador Retriever Puppy Guarantee
At Twin Lakes Kennel, we have been breeding and training world class Labrador retrievers for almost forty years. Our industry setting Puppy Guarantee makes buying one of our pure-bred Labrador retrievers one of the wisest decisions you will ever make. But don’t take our word for it. Read the personal testimonials from prominent Labrador Retriever owners from around the country. Visit our Puppy Page or call Woody or Judi for up-to-the-minute puppy information at 910.462.3246.
Did you know…
- The Swiss and German settlement of New Bern was named in honor of the founder’s home, Bern, Switzerland. When Bern, Switzerland was founded, it was named by a group of hunters. They named the city for the first animal they came upon on their hunting expedition. It was a bear. “Bern” is the old Germanic word for Bear, and the bear became the symbol of the city. It has been adopted by New Bern, as well.
- State Motto: In 1629, King Charles I of England “erected into a province,” all the land from Albemarle Sound on the north to the St. John’s River on the south, which he directed should be called Carolina. The word Carolina is from the word Carolus, the Latin form of Charles. When Carolina was divided in 1710, the southern part was called South Carolina and the northern, or older settlement, North Carolina. From this came the nickname the “Old North State.” Historians have recorded that the principle products during the early history of North Carolina were “tar, pitch, and turpentine.”It was during one of the fiercest battles of the War Between the States, so the story goes, that the column supporting the North Carolina troops was driven from the field. After the battle the North Carolinians, who had successfully fought it out alone, were greeted from the passing derelict regiment with the question: “Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys?” Quick as a flash came the answer: “No, not a bit, old Jeff’s bought it all up.” “Is that so; what is he going to do with it?” was asked. “He’s going to put on you-un’s heels to make you stick better in the next fight.” Creecy relates that General Lee, upon hearing of the incident, said: “God bless the “Tar Heel” boys,” and from that they took the name.
- State Flower: American Dogwood
- State Tree: Longleaf pine
- State Bird: Cardinal
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About Woody Thurman: Woody and Judi Thurman of Twin Lakes Kennel have been breeding and training world class Labrador Retrievers for more than 35 years. Twin Lakes Kennel is the number #1 resource for Labrador Retriever puppies. We select from the most dominant American field bloodlines and breed for natural hunting instinct and tractability. Our Labs, both puppies and adults, are out of the top working Labrador Retriever bloodlines in the country. The end results are the most talented, well rounded Labrador Retrievers possible, making them a most desirable family pet.
More than eight thousand (8,000) Labrador Retrievers have been bred and trained during those thirty-five years. During this time, Woody has titled more than 200 AKC Master Hunter Labrador Retrievers. Woody has also qualified 47 retrievers at AKC Master Nationals. He has won the Ducks Unlimited Open Championships twice. In addition, two of his Labs, Drake and Rondy, bred and trained at Twin Lakes Kennel, are in the Master National Hall of Fame.
Our Labrador Retriever puppies are the culmination of a 30 year search for the most talented, well rounded Labrador Retriever possible. We select from the most dominant American field bloodlines and breed for natural hunting instinct and tractability. Our puppies begin a structured socialization program in the litter box and are introduced to birds at six weeks.
All our Labrador Retriever Puppies carry a guarantee against hereditary defects and to have basic retrieving instincts. Parents of all our Labrador Retriever puppies are physically sound with certified hips and eyes. They are out of the top working Labrador Retriever bloodlines in the country.
We guarantee all our Labrador Retriever puppies to be free from hereditary defects.
Become a happy owner: Call Woody and Judi at (910) 462-3246 for more information.