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Our Breeding Program


Birthplace of 6xGRHRCH UH HOF Y-Farms Honey on the Move "Honey" MH 4XMNH, HRC Honorable 1,000 Point Club

We aim to produce puppies with sound dispositions, strong working desires, 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 family companion, our puppies can do the job; they are multi-purpose.

Our pups are born in our home or our charming whelping - puppy room 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 immunizations and first kennel cough vaccine and be de-wormed at 2, 4, & 6 weeks of age. We will permanently identify each one of our pups with an AKC Reunite microchip.

Early Neurological Stimulation is also an essential part of socializing our puppies, as well as providing opportunities to encounter play structures (size appropriate, of course) that allow them to interact with various stimulating textures and sensations. The puppies experience many new things in their first seven weeks. They are 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 and elbow dysplasia. Our sire and dams have recent CERF certificates indicating eyes are free from disease or hereditary defects. 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 parent's 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.

American Kennel Club article about Issues of the Silver "Labrador"

Click here for Some Thoughts on Puppy Selection

AKC Breeder of Merit

AKC Breeder of Merit

Mission In 2010, the American Kennel Club® established the AKC Breeder of Merit Program.

The AKC Breeder of Merit Program aims to identify and honor breeders who consistently meet the AKC's high standards and 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.

AKC's Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever

AKC's Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever

AKC Bred with Heart

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) continues its long-standing commitment to advancing 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.”


Towel Donations are Appreciated!

We use a lot of towels for our puppies. Instead of buying new linens, we do our best to utilize and recycle old, stained, or unwanted items. If you are cleaning out your closets and have unwanted towels, feel free to bring them to us. We don't mind stains, and the puppies don't, either! 

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