Visit Twin Lakes Kennel—Home of World Class Labrador Retrievers

Home of the World's Finest Labrador Retriever puppies

Twin Lakes Kennel, our breeding and training grounds for our world class labrador retriever puppies, is a modern, clean, state-of-the-art facility with two goals in mind.  First, it’s been designed for the safe production of healthy pure-bred Labrador Retrievers and our Labrador Retriever puppies. Secondly, the specially developed training ponds and carefully managed fields provide a well-rounded combination of terrain and cover conditions to acclimate your dog to varied hunting scenarios.  The use of blinds, boats, numerous decoys, appropriate calls and limitless hunting environments allow our dogs to become accustomed to almost all upland and waterfowl conditions.

If you live in the Southeastern United States and would like to visit Twin Lakes Kennel, you are always welcome. Please be sure to call 910.462.3246 to schedule an appointment. We want to be here for you when you arrive.  Typical driving times are shown below.

  • From Atlanta, GA:  Five hours
  • From Charlotte, NC:  Two hours
  • From Fayetteville, NC:  One hour
  • From I-95/Lumberton, NC:  40 minutes
  • From Richmond, VA:  Four hours

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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 and to schedule an appointment.

Call Woody or Judi at (910) 462-3246 for more information.