Welcome to Hayshaker Labradors!!


Clark pictured above as a New Grand Champion!


We  are a small family, hobby kennel nestled on fifteen acres of  beautiful  rural homestead in SW Minnesota. We warmly refer to our place  as the  "Hayshaker Ponderosa". We raise AKC registered bred to the  standard Labrador Retrievers. Our Labs are first and  foremost, members of our  family. They are born and raised, live and sleep in our home.  We do have large outdoor yards connected to  indoor areas that are air conditioned in the  summer and heated in the  winter. We farm 950 acres of corn and soybeans  so our fur kids have  plenty of space to stretch their legs and stir up  a  pheasant or two.

We  regularly show our puppies and dogs in AKC sanctioned conformation   matches and shows, working toward their Championships. We proudly boast  several AKC (American Kennel Club) and CKC (Canadian Kennel Club)  champions.

Many of our puppies are placed in hunting homes, several are therapy  dogs, couch potatoes, kid lickers and co-pilots in many  vehicles. They  all love their jobs. Several of my puppies have been placed with Can Do   Canines (formerly Hearing and Service Dogs  of Minnesota) and Occupaws (Service Dogs for the Blind).

We feel strongly about balancing our dogs with titles and   certifications on both ends, so we are working our labs in   obedience/rally as well as obtaining CGC and TDI certificates on them.   We want them to, not only have awesome temperaments, are beautiful   conformation wise, but to have good manners and be well socialized as   well.  

We currently only have black and chocolate Labradors in our program.  Please know Labradors only come in three colors BLACK, CHOCOLATE &  YELLOW as established by the LRC.

We breed to improve our personal program and reserve the right  to keep  the puppy or puppies we so choose from each litter. Therefore, our major  focus when breeding a litter is to enhance and improve on the  traits  our dogs already exhibit. We strive to produce  healthy Labradors  that are physically sound, correct in temperament,  conformation, working  abilities and breed type as defined in the  Labrador Retriever Standard.  As a result, we are extremely careful and  meticulous when  researching/selecting the stud  dogs our girls are bred to. We encourage  responsible breeding, and,  therefore only place our puppies on limited registration which means  they can NOT be bred.  We OFA certify our  dogs’ hips and elbows, along  with annual eye certifications with an  ACVO.  We also genetically test our breeding dogs to be sure they are free of   PRA/prcd, RD/OSD, have heart clearances and are not  EIC affected. The  sires of our litters have all of these certifications as well.

As much as we would love to keep all the pups we raise, it is   impossible. So, we select special families to be keepers of our   Hayshaker puppies on AKC Limited Registrations. We place our puppies   according to their personalities and your family lifestyle;  matching you up with the best puppy we feel fits your family &  lifestyle. Our puppies are whelped and raised  indoors with our family,  so they become accustomed to the hustle and  bustle of everyday life as a  loved and cherished family member. Our  puppies  are litter box trained, started on house training, exposed to crate  training and started on simple commands. Puppies are 8 weeks old  or  older before they go to their new families. Our dogs and puppies are   subject to our other fur kids we refer to as Labracats…or  is that  Catadors???? The Labrador temperament is one loving quality  that makes  them so remarkable and trustworthy. Our dogs and puppies are  constantly  handled as we have 8 Grandchildren and several nieces and  nephews.

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If  you are interested in adopting a Hayshaker Puppy, please fill out an  application found below:

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