in 1996, Turning Point Labs is a small, purebred Labrador
Retriever breeder located in Southwest Florida. Turning
Point Labs breeds unique purebred Labrador Retrievers,
all of which come from excellent pedigrees, including
American, Finnish and Canadian domestic and international
champions. As such, TPL Labs are bred for personality
and work type, possessing muscular and agile bodies,
thicker heads, necks, chests, very high intelligence,
supreme obedience and great temperaments. Turning Point
Labradors breeds the highest quality Labrador Retrievers
and provides an ongoing support network for all of their
dogs throughout the course of their lives.
Turning Point Labs
is not your average kennel; it is a family-owned and
operated farm. Our "Lab Philosophy":
Puppies are born, nurtured, socialized and loved.
Before going home at 8 weeks old, TPL puppies are
hand-raised by both adults and children, spending
an average of six hours per day being held, played
with and trained ("no bite" and "go
potty"). TPL puppies go home highly socialized,
confident and ready to be loved by their new family.
Dogs are trained, worked, exercised, played with
and loved. I believe that dogs should have at least
one planned activity per day and all dogs have a
special adventure, game or challenge each and every
Dogs are treated as important members of the family.
All of the dogs live in the house as family. All
of this love and care yield happy, confident, healthy
breeding stock. There are no anti-social or aggressive
dogs at Turning Point Labs.
Dogs that show high potential are trained and shown
in conformation, agility and obedience. TPL Luke
earned his championship title before turning 18
months old. TPL Elliot has recently earned his Open
Agility titles, WC and Obedience titles and is moving
on to even greater challenges. Our little Glory
has earned her first point at not even 7 months
of age. All of my girls come from championship lineage
and possess top-rated pedigrees. Several litters
have produced obedience titled dogs, therapy dogs,
seeing eye dogs, and award-winning hunters. So whether
you are looking for a great family pet or something
more, we probably have the lab for you!
We welcome potential
dog owners to learn more about the Turning Point family
and to meet our quality Labrador Retrievers.
Haven (left) and Stone (right) earn
their Working Certificates!
Pictured with Jan
- July 2008
Our veteran "Sedona", founding
girl of our kennel, recently competed in a veterans
competition. She received first place in breed and went
on to place in Group. Our daughter, Cheyenne, showed
her in breed and we couldn't be prouder of both of them!
You can read more about Sedona on her page.