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Metamora,, IL 61739
Founded in 1996, Turning Point Labs is a small, purebred Labrador Retriever breeder located in a suburb of Peoria, Illinois. 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 day. In addition, my dogs play in barns and fields by day; never isolated in small dark kennels.
Dogs are treated as important members of the family. I bring all my dogs into the house during the evening, where they rest at the family's feet and sleep in the house. 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.