About Us...
Hello! We'd like to tell you a little bit about our family and home.

We live in Lake Shore, MN... in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes
Area! We are about 18 miles north of Brainerd, between Nisswa and Pequot
Lakes. We have a very crazy household, filled with kids, dogs, and lots of love.  We are blessed with four beautiful children (2 sets of twins! - now teenagers and young adults). Rob is a professional dog trainer and runs our boarding kennel. Denise is the number one puppy wrangler when at home and works full time for TDS Telecom as a Quality Control Coach.

Above photo of Brady
is  from 2002...
my, how time flies!
Our breeding program is focused on hunting breeds (Labradors & Goldens, as well as a couple of Nova Scotia Duck Tollers).  We also have a ragdoll house cat, and an outdoor stray cat that has made our place his home. We share a home with Denise's mom, Jan, so you'll also be greeted by Denise's mom's alpacas and her little dogs (she raises Havanese and Bolognese.

Visiting us may be akin to visiting Noah's Ark, but if you don't mind a little (or.. a lot) of dog hair and some dust, c'mon up! It is often crazy and our world a whirlwind, but we wouldn't have it any other way. 

Our family moved to this beautiful area after having lived in Clearwater, MN for 11 years, followed by 5 years in scenic Moutain Iron, MN where we also owned and operated a boarding kennel, ''Magnum Kennels.''
We are members of the Iron Range Retriever Club, The Iron Range Dog Training Club, The Central Minnesota Retriever Club, North Star Labrador Retriever Club, Mississippi Headwaters Retriever Club and Marsh and Meadows Hunting Retriever Club. We are also proud members of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., the national Lab Club.

We spend our free time training and playing the field trial / hunt test game. Some of our dogs also compete in conformation, obedience, and agility. Our primary breed is the Lab. We believe in the ''All Purpose'' Labrador -- a dog that looks like a Lab and has the drive and desire to retrieve and to please. We also believe in the family dog, and allow our dogs to enjoy time in our home.

Our breeding program includes dogs from both field and conformation backgrounds, and our goal is find that perfect blend between the two. We are glad you took time to visit our site. Please come again!

Lake Shore, MN 56468 -- (218)750-7238

Email: Info@CaptainsKennels.com

June 2011 - Dallas & Tony's H.S. Graduation
Rob and Denise - December 2012
Proud Members of the Midwest Labrador Retriever Club, Minnesota Iron Range Retriever Club, Central MN Retriever Club, and the North Star Labrador Retriever Club of MN