Our Story

Welcome to Bourbon Country Retrievers, Y’all!

My name is Duce Williams, and my wife Jackie and I started our business after falling in love with the breed and developing a passion for helping others do the same. As an avid hunter, I was searching for the perfect hunting companion, and I’d heard that the Labrador Retriever was the best hunting breed in the world. After getting our first Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Derby we realized the Labrador Retriever reputation was absolutely true. What we didn’t expect is how smart, loving and family-oriented these dogs are. In purchasing Derby, we got more that what we expected, we got a new family member. We felt so passionately about our relationship with Derby that we decided that it was our duty to pass along our love for this breed, and give access to high quality Chocolate Labrador Retrievers to our clients, while removing the hurdles in doing so. In 2019 we established Bourbon Country Retrievers. “Where we don’t just breed dogs, we raise champions!” Our ultimate goal is to make sure our clients receive the highest quality Labrador Retrievers possible, while experiencing the best purchasing experience.

We are located in the heart of Bourbon Country in Lexington KY which is smack dab in the middle of the Bluegrass State. Conveniently located in close proximity to I-75, I-71, and I-64, we are easy to get to and welcome our clients with open arms and Kentucky hospitality.

Why the Name?

Jackie was raised in Kentucky and I have been a resident off and on for over 30 years. We chose to live in the heart of Kentucky, which is within minutes of the most sought out bourbon in the world. People travel from all over the globe just to experience the best whiskey that our Commonwealth has to offer. Turns out that there are many parallels between making the best Bourbon in the world and breeding the best Labrador Retrievers: know-how, an artisan’s approach, passion, and an environment of clean, natural surroundings. And just like the best bourbon brands, we take a “small batch” approach, knowing that quality is better than quantity.

Our Labrador Retrievers

Our Labrador Retrievers were carefully selected for their conformation, temperament, athletic ability, train-ability, and health. All of our dogs are registered through the American Kennel Club as well as the United Kennel Club. You can be assured that our dogs have been health tested and color tested through Paw Print Genetics to ensure we can provide their complete genetic makeup. Finally, all of our dogs have or will have OFA hips, elbows, and eye clearances prior to being bred.

We have carefully hand-selected our dogs using some of the most respected breeders in the United States which have provided us with most amazing bloodlines in the business. Learn more about why buying a puppy from us is the right choice.

Our Personal Promises

If you choose to do business with Bourbon Country Retrievers, LLC listed below is what you can expect from us.

Ethical Breeding

We adhere to all the ethical requirements of breeding purebred American Labrador Retrievers. We believe very strongly against dilute breeding. We will not breed our dogs to a mate which carries the dilute gene. Our dogs receive as much care and love as any member of our family. We like to say, “we treat your pups like their ours.”

• Excellent Service

We want all of our customers to have a very pleasant buying experience. You can expect our staff to have outstanding attitudes, upbeat personalities and provide excellent customer service. You will always be treated with the utmost respect.

• Highest Degree of Integrity

We started our business with the customer in mind, We take our breeding very seriously. It’s our goal to pass along the absolute best bloodlines in the business today. To make sure this happens we provide each of our buyers with a health guarantee, which will provide them with added insurance. See detailed documents under the BCR Health Guarantee section of our website.

• Top Quality Labrador Retrievers

We don’t want to be the largest breeder, just the best! 

Thank you for considering Bourbon Country Retrievers for your champion, Hunt Test/Field Trial Dog, ultimate hunting partner, or family companion. If you have any questions at all, reach out!

Jackie & Duce Williams

Bourbon Country Retrievers Guarantee