Welcome to Twin Lakes Labrador Retrievers
With very strong Retrieving and Pointing lineage these pups have natural waterfowl and upland game pointing capabilities just waiting for you to fully develop and train.

"Don't pick the pup, pick the litter.

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Photos above are of prior litter pups at six weeks
Located in Columbia Mo - All pups from our Spring litter have found homes.

We have no pups available currently, please email to join our waiting list.

Vet checked, Micro-chipped, EIC clear 
 Chocolate Pointing Lab Rock Star lineage.

Email, phone or text to reserve your new best friend.



These guys are Chocolate Labrador Royalty.
Each a potential national champion, with amazing lineages from both parents
Scroll down to see why they're the best pups ever...

Text or Phone to schedule a video-conference when we have available pups.

Website updated June 9, 2024
Maggie nursing her Spring 2024 litter of Chocolate Labrador pups above.

Maggie's Spring 2024 litter is with the very same Poppa, Declan, as with her 2022 litter.  

(Much of the text on this site has not yet been updated since 2022, but the info is the same).
Baby Momma Maggie on our back deck above.
Poppa Declan above, relaxing after a long day working the field.
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Why us:

We are hobby breeders in Columbia Missouri who have been raising great pups for over four decades.  

We are a 'micro-kennel' producing less than one litter per year, on average.

We have a very simple model, we purchase as our personal pets and family members the very finest female Pointing Labrador pups available within 1,000 miles of our home, and then, when ready, partner them with fellas from the very best and most professional Pointing Labrador Training Kennels in the Midwest.

We are dedicated to improving the breed, and strive to produce only the very finest Chocolate Labradors available anywhere.

When you work with us your risk of having your pup exhibit any genetic related health issues related to hips, elbows, sight, hearing and disposition are greatly reduced.

We offer a strong genetic health guarantee, which we have never been called upon to honor.

(Investing in good health up-front is less expensive than long term heart-ache).

We never ship puppies (our no-unaccompanied-minors policy), you must come to us, or or at least meet halfway.

We are currently accepting adoption applications for our February 2024 litter of 

AKC Registered Chocolate Labrador Retriever pups.
Our pups are AKC register-able, come with a health guarantee, have their dew-claws clipped, have been Vet-checked, micro-chipped, and have had their first shots, worming, etc.

Family raised in our 'Kitchen Kennel', your new family member shall be well socialized, healthy and eager to make your acquaintance.

Since we are not commercial breeders we do not have space to keep an inventory of available pups and thus price our litters accordingly.  

We usually only have pups available for a couple of weeks per year.

While our pups are not inexpensive, if you research the price of comparable available litters from the Porter and Griz lineages you will find that we offer an amazing value.

To meet your new family member and best-dog-ever...

And improve your family's average intelligence, good-looks, and disposition...

And increase the odds of a family member being a cover-model for a glossy Sports Magazine...


Please contact us via email at twinlakeslabs@yahoo.com or text / phone 573-424-6695 .

Momma Maggie:

This litter's mother, Maggie is the daughter of highly regarded field champ 'Porter' one of the most significant  Chocolate Pointing Labrador lineages in the upper Midwest.

Porter's official AKC registered name is

   The Captn’s Sierra Shadow Ale

See also 


  or search on

   " The Captn’s Sierra Shadow Ale  "

   for more information about his lineage and history.

​Maggie has OFA certifications of both elbow and hip health and is EIC clear (does not carry the gene associated with Exercise Induced Collapse).  

Maggie's February 2024 litter with Declan is her third litter.

Since both Maggie and Declan are certified EIC Clear, then all of their pups in this litter will also be EIC 'clear' (non-carrying).

​(Will not carry the 'Exercise Induced Collapse' (EIC) gene which is a concern within the breed).
Maggies' Dad Porter below gracing the cover of Nebraskaland Magazines' March 2008 edition.
Pics above from Covey Rise magazine article about Pointing Labradors featuring Declan's Grandfather 'Griz' and his trainer Nate Hamblin of Hunters Point Kennel, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Pics and text by John Hafner, http://johnhafnerphoto.com/

See also the 'Why' Menu for more info regarding Pointing Labradors from the CoveyRise Magazine article, which explains 'why' better than we can. 
Dad Declan:

Full registered AKC name:   Hpk's WhistlePig Straight Rye Manhattan SH

This litter's Pappa, Declan is an extremely handsome fella, a prolific retriever  and the grandson of one of Iowa's greatest Pointing Labs - Griz.

But more than that, the team and trainers behind this lineage, (Nate Hamblin) is simply the most impressive we've ever worked with.

We can not do the folks at Hunter's Point Kennel justice here, so please visit:


To learn about their program.

Visit the link below to learn more about Declan:


Likewise Declan's Pedigree with health certs may be viewed at


And lastly the info about Declan's grandfather Griz may be viewed at:


For fun, Google Griz's official AKC name:

             Iowa Pointing Labs Grizzly sh

To view all the Labrador Breeders who reference this lineage, including Declan's poppa - still yet  *another* '4XGMPR' Grand Master in this bloodline...
Declan above -  on duty scanning the sky from his goose blind
Maggie above - enjoying her Spa Day
This litter of Chocolate Labrador Retrievers is one of the very finest of Chocolate Labradors with Pointing-Lab lineage available anywhere.  In our humble opinion.

(In terms of genetic health, pedigree, temperament, ease of training, natural ability, desire to please, appearance and sociability, etc.).

This litter pairs the 'Porter' line of recognized Pointing Labrador genetics (See the Magazine cover page at bottom of this page) with the multi-generational line of '4XGMPR' - Grand Masters Pointing Labradors of the 'Griz' lineage from Hunters Point Kennels.

 For the 11 months out of the year when we do not have pups, please consider our friends at:
      https://www.pointing-lab.com and ​https://www.swiftcreeklabs.com
We had 16 pups this Spring - None left at this time.

Please email us to reserve your pup from future litters.

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Mayhem and Banshee have new homes.  

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Parent detail pages above, click links to access