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Woody Thurman with four of his AKC Master Hunter Labrador Retrievers. They were four for four that day at the AKC hunt test in Butte, MT.

This is the online home of Twin Lakes Kennel, owned by Woody and Judi Thurman.  Woody and Judi have been breeding and training world class Labrador Retrievers for more than 35 years.  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.

Labrador Retriever Training EnvironmentMore 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.

Twin Lakes Kennel, located just outside Laurel Hill, NC is the breeding and training facilities where these remarkable Labs originate.  Learn more about Twin Lakes Kennel here.  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.

When buying a dog, for hunt or for home, it is important to deal with a reputable breeder.  There are a lot of puppy mills and backyard breeders selling Labs with an eye on profit, not the integrity of the Labrador breed.  Every one of those 8,000+ retrievers that we bred, trained and sold to our clients came with our Second-To-None Puppy Guarantee.  We guarantee our puppies to be free of genetic defects and to have a strong retriever instinct.  Read what some of our clients have to say about our dogs here.

Thank you for coming to learn more about our world class & acclaimed Labrador Retrievers.  We hope you enjoy browsing our site.  Feel free to write to us or call the number below for the latest information about available Labrador Retriever puppies for sale and adult Labs.

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