We aim to produce puppies with sound dispositions, strong working desire, and suitable conformations at Y-Farms. By breeding our retrievers selectively, we will deliver top-quality, multi-purpose, well-bred puppies. Whether you are looking for a performance dog, hunting partner, or a family companion, our puppies can do the job; they are truly multi-purpose.
Our pups are born in our home or our charming whelping - puppy room just steps away from home. The puppy room has AC, Heat, a dehumidifying & an air purification system. There is a wireless camera system inside, so we can closely monitor mom and her babies at any time.
Our veterinarian will come out to our kennel to remove dewclaws and give the pups a complete check-up within the first week of life. Each puppy will receive their 6-week puppy immunizations, first kennel cough vaccine, and de-wormed at 2, 4, & 6 weeks of age. We will permanently identify each one of our pups with an AKC Reunite microchip.
The puppies experience many new things in their first seven weeks. They are very well socialized, introduced to people, play outside in our puppy enrichment area, and are introduced to duck feathers.
All of our puppies will have a written 26-month health guarantee. Click here to view our Puppy Health Guarantee.
Both parents have OFA certificates indicating they are free from evidence of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. Our sire and dams have recent CERF certificates indicating eyes are currently free from disease or hereditary defect. We also have numerous DNA tests performed on our retrievers before being bred.
The Health Clearances, Pedigrees & Hunt Test titles on the Sire and Dam of each litter are available for viewing. When we have an upcoming litter, we will list several links to our website to give you as much information as possible about the litter's parents.
To reserve a pup, we take a non-refundable deposit in advance before the puppies are ready to go home. Click here for our Deposit Terms.
Once your pup is ready to go home, we will provide a puppy packet including AKC/UKC registrations, health records, health guarantee, copies of parents' pedigrees and certificates of accomplishments, and a puppy food sample. We feed our puppies Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed puppy food.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you are interested in making a Y-Farms puppy a part of your family.
Mission In 2010, the American Kennel Club® established the AKC Breeder of Merit Program.
The purpose of the AKC Breeder of Merit Program is to identify and honor those breeders who consistently meet the high standards of the AKC and who actively promote the sport of purebred dogs. It marked the first time the AKC® established over 125 years ago that a special designation of breeders was to be recognized. Qualifications AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrates a commitment to the AKC community, dedication to improving their breed, and breeding dogs who are title winners.
Specific requirements include:
• Must have at least five years of involvement with AKC events.
• Must have Earned AKC Conformation, Performance, or Companion event titles* on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred.
• Must be a member of an AKC licensed club.
• Must certify that applicable health screens are performed on their breeding stock as the Parent Club recommends. Be prepared to supply proof upon request.
• Currently in good standing with the AKC.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to ensure 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.
A.K.C. Bred with Heart
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs with the launch of its new program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Accountability, Responsibility, and Tradition).
Modeled after the successful Breeder of Merit program, Bred with H.E.A.R.T. is a new way to engage, encourage and recognize all breeders who meet specific health testing standards and participate in continuing education.
The health testing requirements for each breed are based on the recommendations of the respective Parent Club as documented in their Code of Ethics or the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals’ Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
“Knowledge is power in all phases of our lives,” Orlandi said. “The more a breeder knows about the science of breeding healthy dogs, the more they can control canine genetic diseases in their breeding programs.”
To participate in the Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program, breeders must meet the following criteria:
Have registered at least one A.K.C. litter within the last five years
Currently, be in good standing with the A.K.C.
Certify that applicable health screens are performed on their breeding stock as recommended by the respective A.K.C. Parent Club and be prepared to supply proof of such compliance upon request
Agree to comply with the A.K.C. Care and Conditions Policy, including inspection(s) by the American Kennel Club or its duly authorized representative
Agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the ownership and maintenance of dogs
Agree to complete AKC-approved and AKC-provided continuing breeder education courses annually.
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