15259 Rd 19
Atwood, Kansas 67730
E-Mail: mike@lankaslabs.com

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:15:30 PST

My name is Suzanne and we got a chocolate lab from you in august. Bailey. She is awesome. We are currently in North Dakota hunting. We made the plans to come down with her and our older dog but unfortunately we lost him last month. My husband has hunted with Dratthars for many years and wanted to wait and see how this pup did before deciding on his next dog. Well at 6 months and in cold and blowing wind she has impressed him enough that he would like to put down a deposit on a female. Preferably charcoal or silver from this upcoming litter. Or he said ivory would be fine if it has a black nose and dark paws.
To brag on my pup she has pointed several hens. She has retrieved multiple cripples and today retrieved and brought to my hand the last pheasant of the day. She is an awesome house dog and all 5 kids love her. 5 mins into her first hunt she caught a barb wire fence and put a 6 inch gash in her leg and never slowed down. We got her stitched up and she was back out hunting shortly after. Her drive is great. Nothing bad to say about the dog at all. She is just awesome. Thanks so much and let us know if there is any availability for upcoming litters

Suzanne Ledda

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:06 PST
Dear Mike:

You asked me to keep you posted, so I’ve attached a picture of “Sterling’s” first hunt last weekend.

She was great! She hunted two straight days with tons of energy. She kept her nose down and was totally obedient working back and forth and NEVER running wild or out of range. She absolutely loved it. The down side is that whereas there was a great deal of “hunting,” there wasn’t much “killing.” We were around Cuba and Belleville, KS and found the Pheasant population to be very poor. Quail wasn’t bad, but the warm weather and wind caused a lot of scattered flights. Sorry that I wasn’t able to get a picture of her pointing. I was always distracted and the birds were very restless, although she didn’t flush any.

Anyway, Sterling caught everyone’s attention and praise. She figured out that finding Pheasant and Quail is the point of the exercise and held tight when encountering a crippled or dead bird. I’m very pleased with her obedience, energy and love to hunt and natural instincts. At not quite six months, I wouldn’t have expected a year-old or more performance from her.

Enjoy the picture.


Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:21:05 PST

Just dropping you a line to let you know Molly (Stormy/Bo) is now 17 months old and doing great. She has her APLA CPR title, and is working on her AKC JH title. She has seen plenty of birds and has a very stylish point.

Dave James
Centennial, CO

Pointing Lab Puppies

Various Ages of Pups Pointing / Photos

9 wks with Style
Pup at 9 wks of age on point.

6 wks
6 wk old Charcoal

16 wks
16wks on point

10 wks on a HARD point

5 WK old Fox Red
5wk old Fox Red Male on point

cute labrador puppies

Wondering what some of our pups learn before coming to your home? Our Pointing Labs receive constant stimulation from the time they are born, helping them to develop their alertness for and awareness of their environment. To help you see what some of our puppies do at various stages of their development, we have included some pictures of the following pups actively participating in Lab Pointer Starter Training.

Not only will you be able to see our Pointing Labrador Puppies hard at work, but you will also be able to see their rich, vibrant-colored coats, allowing prospective owners to see all of the beautiful colors of Pointing Labradors Lankas Labs have to offer.

A Lab for All Seasons

When not busy with upland hunting or retrieving fowl, Pointing Labradors enjoy having fun year-round. In fall and winter, when hunts can be cold, the Lab is a hearty animal; easily trekking through snow-covered land. Should you be an avid waterfowl hunter, the fearless Lab can easily retrieve a bird from the water-logged bank or from shallow water. Labs are excellent retrievers as well as swimmers. With a properly trained Pointing Lab, hunts become more enjoyable, as you will have an experienced, trusted companion to assist you with all of your pointing and retrieving needs.

During the summer, Labs enjoy keeping up their pointing and retrieving skills. A social animal, the Lab enjoys spending time with humans and other dogs. If having a small outdoor pool, your Lab will enjoy cooling off and spending warm summer days with the family. Owners can also use the off-season to practice pointing and retrieving techniques, introduce new skills or scents, or enroll in a professional pre-season training program. At Lankas Labs, we proudly offer pre-season and seasonal training for all dog breeds and ages.

While your Lab may get plenty of exercise during the hunting season, be sure to continue this regimen year-round. Keeping a Lab at a recommended weight not only helps the dog perform better during the hunting season, but also prevents obesity-related health issues. Dogs need to have daily aerobic exercise and should be fed per vet recommendations. One of the best ways to make sure your Lab gets plenty of exercise is to allow it to socialize with your other dogs. The animals will run around and play together, ensuring all receive daily exercise, with the added benefit of canine socialization.