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

Hunting & Pointing Labs

About Us

As we head into our 22nd year of Raising Pointing Labs our son Tanner turned 4 Dec. 24th 2013, his older sister, Paige Katherine will be 7 in June. She was born June 11th, 2007. Her mother, Kim, and I got married March 18th, 2006.  We live on 13 acres of grass land for training along with a pond across the road for water training.  We are located in Atwood, Kansas (North West Corner) about 15 miles from the Nebraska state line and about 60 miles from the Colorado State Line.  My father, Danny Lankas, was born and raised in Atwood, KS. He attended Kansas State University, where he played football, wrestled and
did track. As of September 4th, 2004 he was inducted into the Kansas State Hall of Fame for football. My mother, Sally Womer, also attended K-State. After a couple of years in the NFL, they moved to Jacksonville, IL where he taught and coached football. In the early 70's they moved to El Dorado, KS where my mother taught and dad still taught and coached. My sister was born in 1973 and I in 1976. In 1979 we moved back to Atwood. My father coached Atwood to 3 state titles, which I played on 2 of them. I attended Fort Hays State University where I played football and majored in Mathematics. I moved back to Atwood and since 1998 to 2006 I helped my father coach football. After coaching in Atwood for over 20 years my father has decided to step down. Mom is still teaching at the grade school level, my wife is a speech Pathologist and is working mainly with the elderly and stroke victims. Our dogs and puppies have assisted her in her therapy with some of her patients. Growing up, all I thought about was hunting and sports. I always had a dog and always went hunting with dad. When I was 8 years old I had a Labrador retriever and I remember telling dad, If you ever had a lab that would point you would have the greatest dog in the World. About 17 years ago dad came across an ad for pointing labs and in disbelief he bought one. After owning one we decided that the pointing lab is the most versatile breed and that is what we have stuck with. Do to the demmand of people wanting our pups, we do help place puppies into those homes with dogs that have came from our dogs and our breed with our stud dogs. We have made prior arrangments with these people and we only follow through with the owners of these dogs if they meet the Lankas Labs qualification with health, hunting and temperment. We are not a puppy mill and that is why we have these other dogs (that come from Lankas Labs stock)that are personal owned and hunted.

LANKAS LABS has been raising pointing Labradors for over the last 19 years. Between my father and myself we have over 64 years of hunting experience, and in that time we have raised and hunted over: Brittanys, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Springer Spaniels, Weimaraners, German Shorthairs, German Wirehaired, English Pointers,
Irish Setters, and Labrador Retrievers.? We have come to the conclusion that Pointing Labradors are the most versatile and all-around best breed. The pointing instinct allows them to be excellent upland game dogs; the retriever allows them to be excellent waterfowl dogs; and, most importantly, the Labrador allows them to be a very docile and excellent family/companion dog. Our Labs quarter extremely well and range out about 25 yards to 30yds. Over the years we have breed some of our original stock to some new blood and then kept pups out of them for our current breeding stock. Resulting in some great and intense hunters but yet wonderful companions and family pets. Is a LANKAS LAB for you? Not if you are going to lock it up and only get them out for bird season. But if you have room in your family for another member, than a LANKAS LAB is for you.

The History of Lankas Labs

For the past 22 years, Lankas Labs has been raising Pointing Labs. Combined with my father, together we have over 64 years of hunting experience using various breeds of hunting dogs. Some of the dogs we have raised, trained and hunted with in the past include: Brittanys, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, English Pointers, German Shorthair, German Wirehair, Irish Setters, Labrador Retrievers, Springer Spaniels and Weimaraners.


After training and working with these different breeds, we have come to appreciate working with Labs. Hunting Labrador Training allows us to work with the best and most versatile dog breed. A naturally born pleaser with excellent instincts, Hunting Dog Training for Labs allows dogs to use their pointing instincts as well as their retrieving skills. Pointing is great for upland game hunting while retrieving is excellent for waterfowl hunting. When they are not working, our docile Labs make excellent family companions.


Over the years we have bred some of our original Labs with new stock and have kept some of the puppies. Those puppies have since grown and are used as our current breeding stock. This breeding program has allowed Lankas Labs to offer quality Hunting Labrador Training Services as well as being able to breed the future generations of Lankas Labs dedicated hunting and family companions.


Housing Your Lab

When not participating in Lab Hunting Training or on a hunt, our Labs quarter well. We keep our Labs at a range of 25 to 30 yards. While many people take advantage of our Hunting Dog Training Classes, some prefer to purchase one of our Labs. How do you know if a Lankas Lab is a good choice for you? If you are searching for a Pointing Lab that will only be welcomed during hunting season, this is not the place for you. However, if you are searching for a dedicated, lifetime companion that makes an excellent family dog, Lankas Labs has the perfect addition for your family. 


Our Family

Lankas Labs is based in Atwood, located in the Northwest Corner of Kansas. My wife Kim and I live with our son and daughter on a beautiful piece of property, not too far away from the Nebraska and Colorado State Lines. Our property has 13 acres of grasslands as well as a pond, making the location an excellent training spot for both pointing and retrieving. 


My father, Danny Lankas, has been very influential in my life. An excellent football player and coach, my dad and I would go on dog hunts as a child. When I was 8 years old, I remember having a Labrador Retriever and telling my dad, “If you ever had a Lab that would point, you would have the greatest dog in the world.” Approximately 20 years ago, my dad purchased and Pointing Lab, and since then, Labs have been our dog breed of choice.