Fall Open House Events for Late Summer & Early Fall DW Litters

Thrilled to have hosted these amazing families at Open House Events for the Late Summer and Early Fall Desert Wind Labradors litters of pups. 

 

We are now looking forward to the Winter/Spring season.  Check out the PUPS COMING page for updates.

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Late Summer/Early Fall Litters are in the House!

We are so pleased to announce that all the anticipated Late Summer and Early Fall Lab Litters have arrived!  All pups from the litters this season have wonderful homes to go to!

Mindy and Fudge Mountain AKC Litter

As previously shared we welcomed the AKC litter of Mindy and Fudge Mountain on August 12th … beautiful litter of 10 chocolate and white chocolate pups.  They will start going home next week. 

Mindy/Fudge Girls

 

Mindy/Fudge Boys

Shasta and Buckaroo Buckshot AKC Litter

Next we welcomed the AKC Shasta and Buckaroo Buckshot litter on August 19th.  Only one Classic Yellow Male pup but he is awesome!

Shasta/Buckshot Boy

 

Shasta/Buckshot Boy

Sundae and Boone’s Boy Jetson AKC Litter

August 21st was the day Sundae delivered her and Jetson’s AKC litter.  Five adorable babies, chocolates-yellows-white chocolates.

Sundae/Jetson Pups

Autumn Rain and Raging River AKC Litter

Then we welcomed the AKC litter of Autumn and River on October 9th.  Chocolate girls and boy!

For more information on upcoming litters CLICK HERE

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Birth Announcement for the Mindy and Fudge Mountain AKC Lab Litter

We are very excited to announce the arrival of the Princess Mindy and Fudge Mountain AKC Lab Litter Monday, August 12th.  10 healthy pups … 9 Chocolates (males & females) and 1 White Chocolate. Momma and babies doing great.

And we have a Chocolate Male pup available in this litter … to secure him CLICK HERE

To check out upcoming litters CLICK HERE

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Puppies, Puppies, Puppies Coming!

From mid August through mid September, Desert Wind Labradors is expecting AKC and CKC litters of lab pups! We are currently taking Advanced Reserve Deposits on all colors (black, chocolate, classic yellow and white chocolate) and both males and female pups.

See details on litters we are expecting and taking Reserve Deposits on below …

But first just a bit about the process …

All Desert Wind Labrador litters are born in our home with us in attendance. Although most of our girls are very self sufficient and need little assistance some need more paw holding. Either way we stay with them to help is necessary. When the litter arrives we typically wait 24-48 hours to make sure Momma and babies are all doing well. Then we send out an Email Birth Announcement with first pictures.

When the litter is about 4 weeks old we host an Open House Event which is the first opportunity for the family or individuals who have reserve deposits on the puppies to come visit. It is usually on a Saturday. This is typically when the selection process takes place and final payments are made as well as additional services such as Micro Chipping and Training are discussed.

Puppies are weaned and ready to go at 49 days old (if shipping is necessary, 8 weeks).If you decide to pick up your puppy or have him/her delivered, we can usually do this between the 7th and 8th week.

There is a lot of discussion and some “experts” advise bringing your puppy home at 7 weeks. This is a generalization for all puppies and not necessarily pertinent to Labrador Retrievers. It all depends on how the litter is managed from birth until the puppy is placed in a home. The main concern seems to be nurturing and socialization.

At the Desert Wind we handle the puppies from birth so we are actively involved in their nurturing and socialization from the very beginning. This allows us to observe their interaction and sometimes intervene to assist the weaker pups with getting the proper nutrition and personalized attention.  All our puppies come with a Limited AKC or CKC registration,  Health Record showing their first shots and parasite treatments, and a 1 year Written Guarantee against genetic defects (eye and hip). For Full Kennel Club Registration there is an additional $500 fee.

Prices are as follows: All Puppies with Limited Registration – All colors – Male or Female are $950. With Full Registration with Breeding Rights – All colors – Male or Female are $1450

The only difference in the 2 registrations is the Breeding Rights, either way the pup is 100% registered to you and 100% purebred Labrador retriever.

  • For more information about our Breeding Practices CLICK HERE
  • To better understand the Purchase, Reserve Deposits, Shipping & Delivery Policies CLICK HERE.
  • Read What Others Are Saying About Desert Wind LabradorsCLICK HERE
  • To gain a better understanding of what to expect from the puppies in the litters below, check out Our GirlsOur Boys 

 

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Due on or around August 25th: DESERT WIND’S SHASTA CREAM SODA and DESERT WIND BUCKAROO BUCKSHOT are expecting their AKC litter of classic yellow and white chocolate pups.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Due on or around August 26th: DESERT WINDS FUDGE SUNDAE and DESERT WIND BOONE’S BOY JETSON expecting their AKC litter of classic yellow, black, chocolate and white chocolate pups.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Due on or around September 5th: DESERT WIND BRUSHFIRE MAISY DOO and DESERT WIND BOONE’S BOY JETSON are expecting their CKC litter of black, chocolate, classic yellow/white chocolate pups.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Due on or around September 11th:  DESERT WINDS AUTUMN RAIN, “Auttie”, and DESERT WIND’S RAGING RIVER are expecting their AKC litter of chocolate and black pups.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Again … 

  • For more information about our Breeding Practices CLICK HERE
  • To better understand the Purchase, Reserve Deposits, Shipping & Delivery Policies CLICK HERE.
  • Read What Others Are Saying About Desert Wind LabradorsCLICK HERE
  • To gain a better understanding of what to expect from the puppies in the litters below, check out Our GirlsOur Boys 
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Desert Wind Labradors Reaches 15 Years in Business Milestone

Desert Wind Labradors is so proud to announce we are entering our 15th year in the business of providing the finest Labrador Retriever Pups to families and individuals all across the US… the lower 48 and Alaska too!

This is a monumental milestone for us as a completely family owned and operated business.  Some of you will remember the early days when we had Open House Events and Puppy Pickups inside our home during cooler weather and in the yard the rest of the year.  It was our pleasure then to introduce families and individuals to their forever furry friends and it is still our pleasure to do that!  Most who have a Desert Wind Labrador pup (and some who have more than one!) know that we always worked to provide the best fit for both the pup and the family.

Humble Beginnings

Desert Wind Labradors began with just 2 amazing Labrador Retrievers … The Duchess, Ellie May Rising Star and Jake the Otter, Jake Junior ll.  Both have left us years ago since we obtained them when they were older but we would not be what we are today without them and they live on in the lines we currently have as well as in the now adult labs that we placed with wonderful families!

As our operation and facility have expanded one thing is still the same … every litter born here on the Desert Wind is delivered inside our home with us in attendance to assist if necessary.  Some of our girls are very independent and really don’t need help but some need more encouragement (and paw holding!) so we want to make sure things go as smoothly as possible.  We are proud of all of the Lab Guys and Gals and their commitment to the whole endeavor.  Actually they all know they play such an important part and really to do love to get the praise and attention.  All our labs mean the world to us.  They are first and foremost our friends, and then partners in the business. 

What’s Coming Next

This next season is shaping up to be really busy so we are spending our down time while the girls are pregnant to do some updates on the puppy barns and around the property.  Our facility is rather rustic by some peoples standards but we have never wanted a brick and mortar dog kennel.  We are looking forward to filming some video of the facility and our Labs to post on the website providing a Virtual Tour to allow people to actually see what we are all about.  This will greatly assist those who are unable to visit during the Open House Events.

Over the last couple of years we have expanded and so our services beyond providing purebred AKC and CKC Lab Pups now include:

  • KinderPuppy and Beginning Family Dog Training CLICK HERE for more information on our training classes
  • MicroChipping Service CLICK HERE
  • Shipping (continental US and Alaska) CLICK HERE
  • Stud Service CLICK HERE

Providing information and resources to new puppy owners has always been a priority so we always send home a folder complete with the Bill of Sale, Kennel Club Registration/Application (AKC or CKC), Current Health Record showing dates of vaccines and parasite treatments as well as guideline for ongoing treatments and booster shots, copy of the  1 Yr Guarantee concerning the genetics of hips and eyes as well as a brochure on basic puppy care.  If a pup completes a training class then we include their Report Card showing exactly what the training involved and how well the pup did.  If the MicroChipping Service is purchased then we send the form with all necessary information to register the pup.  We also invite anyone interested to visit our Resources Page for articles CLICK HERE 

 

As stated we are expecting litters later this summer and Reserve Deposits are open on them so to check them out please feel free to visit our Pups Coming page CLICK HERE

We have just the puppy for you whether you are looking for a gorgeous chocolate brown from milk to cinnamon to special dark, sleek coal black, white chocolate (yellow with chocolate nose), or honey wheat (classic yellow) to ultra pale yellow!

To find out more about our Lab Guys CLICK HERE  
And more about our Lab Gals CLICK HERE  

Recent Testimonials…

Jeff and Laura,

I just wanted to take a moment and let you guys know that unfortunately our pup Lilly (chocolate lab female, Boone and cocoa) has been laid to rest. Just 4 days ago she was her happy normal self. I do not wish to bring you guys sadness but you guys have provided us with the best years possible. 

I have owned several dogs in my lifetime and Lilly was by far the smartest, emotional, caring, loving, and sweetest pup I have ever had. I just wanted to thank you guys yet again. 

I know you guys have a lot of “clients” and may not remember us. However, my wife Cristina and I came to you as new members of the Air Force out of Spokane after a friend bought a chocolate male named Jake. They recommended you guys to us and so we came and visited. 

At the time there were 3 chocolate females left and we chose Lilly. After choosing her we returned about 2 weeks later to purchase her. I still remember that when we arrived to purchase her we had the exact amount of money required to buy her. The one thing we forgot……the taxes. You guys were so kind you waived the taxes and allowed my wife and I to take her home anyway, and shared a sweet prayer with us. 

I can assure you our pup Lilly lived an exceptionally better life than most pups. Literally hundreds of people in our small town of Darien CT have been visiting, calling, and texting nonstop about what a fascinating and unique pup she truly was. 

Again, I am writing this email with a truly heavy heart and a complete loss of any thoughts moving forward. She was my “one true love” other than my wife of course. 

I just feel it’s important for you guys to know what an impact Lilly made on our lives and it was all made possible by what you guys have done for us. So thank you. 

With a heavy heart, Mike and Cristina Swix

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Hi Laura and Jeff,
Just wanted to send you guys a couple pictures of our handsome growing boy Tucker since he has been with us. He is doing amazing. He has been such a wonderful puppy and we are so in love with him. He is loving living on our farm and by the river. He is growing into such a great looking dog. Hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Jessica and Kristine W

 

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Hey Jeff & Laura,

Wanted to write on our year anniversary of picking up Major! What a year it’s been! And what an amazing dog Major has turned out to be…It’s impossible to describe the fun and unconditional love and loyalty he’s brought to our home. He really is the sweetest and most beautiful lab ever. I’ve attached a few of the hundreds of pics and videos I have. Thought you’d like to see him…

Thanks,
Geoff N

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Just an update, Koda has turned out to be a very handsome, wonderful companion, he LOVES the water, loves to fetch, very playful, great personality.  I make sure I tell people where we purchase him.  Thanks again.

 The Luces

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To read what others are saying about us on Facebook CLICK HERE 

Want to speak to us?  Give us a call or send us an email 😊

Looking forward to speaking with you,
Jeff & Laura McCracken
Desert Wind Labradors .:. Owners/Breeders

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Late Summer/Early Fall 2019 Litter Updates

 

2019 Late Summer/Early Fall Litters

(Please CLICK HERE to read the details concerning the Reserve Deposit)

To gain a better understanding of what to expect from the puppies in the litters below, check out Our GirlsOur Boys & Our Breeding Practices

 

Our girl desert Wind’s Princess Minderina “Mindy” and our boy Desert Wind Fudge Mountain have had successful pairings and we are anticipating their AKC litter to arrive on or around August 14th. Their litter should have chocolate and white chocolate lab pups. 

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Cinderella of the Desert Wind “Cindy” and Desert Wind Boone’s Boy Jetson have been successfully paired so we are expecting their AKC litter of black, chocolate and yellow/white chocolate pups on or around August 23rd.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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Desert Wind Katie’s Reflection “Katie” and Desert Wind’s Raging River have been successfully paired so we are expecting their AKC litter of black, chocolate and yellow/white chocolate pups on or around August 23rd.

RESERVE STATUS: Open

To place an Advanced Reserve Deposit on this litter CLICK HERE

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We are pleased to announce that Shasta has started her heat cycle and so we are anticipating an AKC litter in late August.

To place a Reserve Deposit on their litter CLICK HERE.

 

Our girl Sundae started her heat cycle so we are planning on pairing her with our boy Jetson soon.  This would make their AKC litter of black, chocolate and yellow/white chocolate pups due in late August.

To place a Reserve Deposit on their litter CLICK HERE.

We are pleased to announce that Maisy has started her heat cycle and so we are anticipating a CKC litter in early September.

To place a Reserve Deposit on their litter CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Advance Reserve Deposits

Not seeing what you are looking for?  Timing is just not quite right?  To express your interest in a future litter and/or to place a Reserve Deposit on a future litter use the link below.

Desert Wind Labradors offers the opportunity for you to place a Reserve Deposit on future litters. This is your commitment to buy and we cannot possible guarantee the exact date for the litter to be born but we do guarantee that you will receive a puppy from the litter(s) when the puppies arrive according to the criteria you select below.

If no puppy in that litter fits the criteria then your Reserve Deposit is transferred to the next litter.   See Desert Wind Policies

To submit your preferences for a puppy from an upcoming litter click this button:


Advanced Reserve Application

 

Desert Wind Labradors accepts online payments via
credit cards
and cash in person….

Purchase Prices:  All of our pups, male or female – all colors, are $950 with the Limited Registration and/or $1450 with Breeding Rights or Full Registration.  The only difference between the two registrations is the Breeding Rights, either way the pup is 100% registered to you and 100% purebred Labrador retriever.

 

 

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Ginny Update

Update sent via Email 4/29/19 
 
They (Ginny and Perry) are playing NON STOP!  Only pictures I can get is when they’re sleepy…
 
 
 
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Maggie May turns 3!

Update sent via Facebook 5/7/19 (Maisy/Boone BF)

This little girl is now three! Maggie May is one happy and loved little girl!

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Obi

Update sent via Facebook 2/3/19 
 
OBI just relaxing before a walk He is 5 years old now from Boone/ Daisy litter.
To view video on Facebook
CLICK HERE

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Desert Wind Labradors Now Offering Stud Services!

 

We are so excited to offer 4 of our Desert Wind Labrador Boys at Stud! 

For more information on how you can add your Dam to our Breeding Calendar this season CLICK HERE.

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