Why Choose Y-Farms Kennels?

  1. Family Farm Location: Our kennel is situated on our family farm, providing a unique and comforting environment for your furry companions.

  2. Comprehensive Services: We stand out as the sole kennel in Louisiana offering a diverse range of services. From all-breed dog boarding and dog day camp to obedience training, puppy training, and occasional litters of Labrador Retriever puppies, we cater to a variety of needs.

  3. All-Breed Dog Boarding: Your dogs will enjoy a comfortable and secure stay with us, ensuring peace of mind for you and a delightful experience for them.

  4. Dog Day Camp: Our dog day camp offers a fun and interactive environment for dogs to socialize, play, and stay active during the day.

  5. Obedience Training: Certified as “Canine Good Citizen” evaluators by the American Kennel Club, we provide expert obedience training to enhance the skills and behavior of your canine companions.

  6. Puppy Training: We specialize in puppy training, fostering positive habits and behaviors from a young age.

  7. Labrador Retriever Puppies: For those seeking a new addition to the family, we occasionally have litters of Labrador Retriever puppies, bred with care and expertise.

Choose Y-Farms Kennels for a comprehensive approach to your dog’s well-being, where family, diverse services, and a passion for canine care come together.


Boarding: Your dog becomes a cherished part of our family at Y-Farms. As their home away from home, we offer 24-hour, 7-days-a-week care. Living on-site ensures your dog receives the attention and comfort they deserve.

Training: We reject the “cookie-cutter” approach to training. Recognizing each dog’s unique strengths and weaknesses, we tailor our training programs to suit individual learning styles. Your dog’s education is personalized for optimal understanding and progress.

Pups: Specializing in high-quality field-bred Labrador Retrievers, our pups carry the esteemed “Y-Farms” name. The success of our hunting retrievers attests to the excellence and dedication we bring to breeding top-notch companions.

Kennel Affiliations:

Y-Farms is a Registered Kennel through the American Kennel Club & we are AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluators. Our kennel holds a commercial license with East Baton Rouge Parish. In 2003, we became members of the Amite River Hunting Retriever Club. Jennifer is the only breeder in Louisiana that is a member of the Labrador Retriever Club of America. We are members of the National Labrador Retriever Club, the International Association of Canine Professionals & Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


To be issued our kennel business permit, our facility is inspected by the East Baton Rouge Animal Control Service annually. As a breeder with the American Kennel Club, we are randomly inspected. Our kennel paperwork is reviewed, our dogs are checked to confirm that they are healthy, and our facility is also inspected for cleanliness. AKC’s rules of compliance set the standard regarding record keeping, identification, and maintaining proper care of the dogs and kennel conditions.


Jennifer established Y-Farms Kennels in 1998, dedicating herself fully to its operation. Unlike other pursuits, Y-Farms is Jennifer’s sole and primary profession; she does not engage in any other job elsewhere. Over the years, our kennel has experienced substantial growth, yet we remain steadfast in maintaining an at home atmosphere for all the dogs entrusted to our care.

Jen’s Key Achievements:

Louisiana State University Agricultural Leadership program, Baton Rouge 2009 Graduate


JenJennifer’s  Credentials and Engagements:

  Hunt Test Judge: Jennifer has been selected and served as a judge at numerous sanctioned Hunt Tests, showcasing her expertise in evaluating hunting dog capabilities.

  Published Articles: She has contributed articles to respected publications such as “EveryDog” and “Union Sportsman’s Alliance” Magazines, sharing her knowledge and insights.

  Television Feature: Y-Farms Kennels and Farm were highlighted on “Better Animals,” produced by Purina Mills and aired on RFDTV, emphasizing our commitment to quality canine care.

  AKC Breeder Spotlight: Recognizing our dedication to responsible breeding practices. the American Kennel Club featured Y-Farms Kennels in the AKC Breeder Spotlight.

  Guest Speaker at Southern University: Jennifer has shared her expertise on owning a Hunting Dog Kennel as a guest speaker at Southern University.

  Collaboration with Purina Mills: She collaborated with Purina Mills Dog Food to help develop, design, and market their “New Owner Puppy Packets” for new dog owners and breeders.

  Wildlife and Fisheries Judging Role: The Department of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries sought Jennifer’s expertise to judge the 2009 Louisiana Duck Stamp Art Competition due to her familiarity with and knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

  Club Memberships:

  • Labrador Retriever Club of America
  • Amite River Hunting Retriever Club
  • Feliciana Retriever Club

  AKC Recognitions:

  •  AKC Breeder of Merit 
  • Member of AKC Bred with Heart program
  • Y-Farms is AKC registered kennel name 

  Authorized Dealerships: Y-Farms Kennels is an authorized dealer of reputable brands, including SportDOG Brand®, Garmin, Kuranda Dog Beds, RuffLand Dog Kennels reflecting our commitment to quality products and services.