The Nursery

***WindyCanyon puppies are sold on Limited AKC Registration with an option to convert to Full AKC Registration after age 2, as outlined in my contract.***
   For a copy of my contract, please email me with your background info as requested above.
Looking for a Well Bred Labrador puppy???
Please read  A Guide For Breeders and Buyers, the PSLRA Code of Ethics and related articles on that page.  Also, visit the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc
Do your homework BEFORE shopping!  Decide what "type" of lab you want, what energy level and size best fits your household and lifestyle, etc., before you commit to a litter.  Please note---there is only ONE AKC Labrador Retriever Standard!   There are no such things as "Dilute Labs" (the so called silver, charcoal, or champagne).
VERIFY all health info the breeder provides.  Many records can be checked online w/ the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).  Don't accept "prelims" or the written word on someone's website... VERIFY. 
*Also ask about PRA, EIC, CNM, and HNPK genetic testing--  at least one parent should be tested clear for each!  And EVERY Labrador should be tested as Dilute (DD) Clear!
There are ONLY THREE recognized colors for Labrador Retrievers:   Black, Chocolate and Yellow.   
Read the LRC, Inc. insert which is supposed to be included with all new AKC puppy registrations starting in 2018.  

Silver, Charcoal and Champagne (dilute deviations) are NOT recognized colors.   Read the AKC Lab Parent Club's statement here: 
http://thelabradorclub.com

And what about those "Doodles"???  Read the AKC Labrador Club position statement here:
http://www.thelabradorclub.com

STILL want one of those "Designer Dogs"???  Check the Pound!!!!  

Confused with the chatter you hear out there about English vs American Labradors???  It's all a marketing gimmick!  Americans are clearly hung up on labels these days, which is sad.    There is only ONE AKC Labrador Standard!  


DEPOSIT POLICY:   
Deposits will be requested from the folks already on my wait list starting ~1-2 wks after the litter is whelped.  All deposits are Non-Refundable unless I am unable to provide you with a pup meeting your basic criteria.  You may then choose to apply your deposit to a future litter or I will refund the deposit in full.  

Note:  As the breeder, I retain the right to first pick(s) of each litter.   These selections are generally made after puppies turn 7 weeks old.
***CURRENT / UPCOMING LITTERS*** 

***Parents are AKC titled and OFA Hip/ Elbow/ Eye & Cardiac (ECHO) Normal certified and have also had all pertinent genetic testing as recommended for the breed. ***

Ruby's puppies sired by Bogey arrived on 3/6/2019.  All of these puppies have been placed.      
LITTER PEDIGREE
LITTER DIARY
No other litters are expected until late fall or early winter.

If you are interested in a pup from a future WindyCanyon litter, please email me with a bit about yourself / immediate family members, and describe to me your idea of the "perfect Labrador" (color and gender preferences, energy level, etc, along with the primary activities you plan to pursue with your pup).  Your location as well as any past experience with Labradors is appreciated.  I often have a wait list since I generally only breed 1 or 2 litters per year in the late fall or winter (after my busy apple season is behind me), so your timeline and any budgetary constraints may be important  to note as well.
Please do not inquire if you are not 100% ready to commit to a new puppy now!
*Emails just asking about availability and price will not be taken seriously *
I take pride in placing the right pup with the right owner, so everyone wins.   Some of my pups are geared more toward "working" homes, meaning hunting or performance homes, but many will do well with active, outdoorsy type families.   
If I don't feel my litter is the best fit for your family, I will try to steer you toward a more suitable one--  another reason why the written details from you are important! 
Though I understand the desire to visit and pre-screen breeders, this is my home,  not a "kennel facility". I also operate my own fruit consulting business from here, so visitations are limited to pre-approved families by appointment only.   I am happy to provide personal and professional references if so desired.
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PLEASE NOTE:   **WindyCanyon does not ship puppies!** 

WindyCanyon puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks unless prior arrangements have been made and mutually agreed upon well in advance (at least 4 weeks).  Additional boarding / training fees may apply.

Another excellent resource is the PSLRA puppy referral listing for puppies and older dogs currently being advertised by fellow lab club members.  All litters listed there must comply with the PSLRA Code of Ethics (both parents must have a minimum of hip, elbow and current eye clearances on file along with other breed specific genetic testing such as EIC, CNM, and PRA).
Roxy at 24 days old
Roxy at 2 yrs old helping to socialize Envy's pups