Our Breeding Program

Our Breeding Program


Our goal at Y-Farms is to produce puppies with sound dispositions, strong working desire and good conformations. By selectively breeding our Retriever's we feel that we will produce 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.

We have puppies that have gone to homes with children or family members who have physical limitations and disabilities. We have also had our retrievers used for Narcotic and Bomb detection.

In 2016, one of our retrievers pups that was born & trained at our kennel became our 1st HRC International Grand Champion.

Our litters are born in our home where they are monitored very closely. Then later Mom and her puppies are moved to our climate controlled whelping building. Our puppies are very well socialized, introduced to people & to duck feathers.  All of our puppies will visit the veterinarian to have their dewclaws removed and to receive a full check up within the first week of life. They will receive their 6 week puppy immunizations, first kennel cough vaccine and will be de-wormed at 2, 4 & 6 weeks of age. 

Our sire and dam's have recent CERF certificates indicating eyes are currently free from disease or hereditary defect. Both parents have OFA certificates indicating they are free from evidence of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. We also have numerous DNA tests performed on our retrievers before our dogs are 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 parents to the litter.

To reserve a pup, we take a non-refundable deposit in advance before the pups 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 their parents pedigrees and copies of their parents certificates of accomplishments and a puppy food sample. Each of our pups will be permanently identified with an AKC Reunite microchip. We feed our puppies Purina Pro Plan Focus Large Breed Puppy Food.

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AKC Breeder of Merit

AKC Breeder of Merit

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

It marked the first time since the AKC® was established over 125 years ago that a special designation of breeders was to be recognized. 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. Qualifications AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC community, dedication to improving their breed, along with breeding dogs who are title winners.

Specific requirements include:

• Must have history of at least 5 years 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 recommended by the Parent Club. 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. 

AKC's Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever

AKC 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 who 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 in 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.”

In order to participate in the Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program, breeders must meet the following criteria:

Have registered at least one AKC litter within the last 5 years

Currently be in good standing with the AKC

Certify that applicable health screens are performed on their breeding stock as recommended by the respective AKC Parent Club and be prepared to supply proof of such compliance upon request

Agree to comply with the AKC 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/or AKC-provided continuing breeder education courses annually

AKC's Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever