Labrador Retriever Takes Top Spot for Record 23rd Year
In their annual announcement released on January 31st of 2014, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) revealed the results of their pure bred registration statistics. Once again, the intelligent, family friendly Labrador retriever has taken the #1 spot on the most popular list for the 23rd consecutive year, the longest reign at the top in AKC history. Woody and Judi Thurman, owners of Twin Lakes Kennel, were not surprised by the announcement. “We know how popular the Labrador retriever is just by the high demand we have experienced this year,” said Judi. Judi, who is in charge of everything puppy, said, “This has been our strongest year in our forty year history of breeding these beautiful dogs. We have helped birth and place more puppies this year than in any of our previous forty.”
Woody, Master Trainer who has titled more than 200 AKC Master Hunter Labrador Retrievers and also qualified another 47 retrievers at AKC Master Nationals said, “We select from the most dominant American field bloodlines and breed for natural hunting instinct and tractability, producing healthy, intelligent, trainable puppies.” The Labrador retriever puppies from Twin Lakes Kennel are intelligent, gentle, trainable, and the most well rounded Labrador Retrievers possible, making them a most desirable family pet.
“Owning bigger breeds… have been on the rise during the past five years,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “As the economy has improved, people are turning back to the big dogs they love…” AKC also reports that, not only is the Labrador retriever the Number One dog in the country, but is also Number One in each of the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Read the full text of the AKC press release here.
Labrador Retrievers For Sale in Sioux Falls
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.
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 Sunshine state. Located near Laurel Hill, NC, we have shipped more than 8,000 world class Labrador retriever puppies and adults to locations as far away as Alaska. We can easily ship our guaranteed Labs to your location in or around Sioux Falls. 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 Retrievers Make Good Therapists
In recent articles, a licensed professional counselor with thirty years of experience, explained how owning a Labrador retriever can help produce healthier, happier, more well adjusted children and seniors.
Having a dog helps teach responsibility to children. Whether they’re helping to bathe, feed, or exercise the family dog, children will learn the value of responsibility. Caring for the dog will teach children that their pet is dependent on them for food and exercise and love. Dogs require a lot of care; they need to be fed, walked, played with and trained. Children come to appreciate discipline by observing how important it is in their dog. Having a dog teaches children patience, commitment and selflessness.
A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in May, 1999 demonstrated that independently living seniors that have pets tend to have better physical health and mental well being than those who don’t. They’re more active, cope better with stress, and have better overall health. A 1997 study showed that elderly dog owners had significantly lower blood pressure overall than their contemporaries without them. We have all experienced the joy of a dog wagging his tail when we approach.
Be sure to read the rest of her articles: Ten Reasons to Own a Dog and Labs and Seniors.