Located near Indianola in East Central Illinois on 45 acres of woods and rolling fields, Blindfaith Retrievers is committed to producing high quality Labrador Retrievers that excel as pets, gundogs and hunt test/field trial competitors. We offer a twenty-seven month guarantee on hips and eyes; every dog we breed is OFA good or excellent, CERF clear, CNM clear and EIC  tested.


GRCI Hunt Test ( 5/6-7/2017) Bonnie earns JH title! A.D. , handled by Marcia, passes the Master! ( See Achievements page)


Backwater Retriever Club ( 4/08-9/2017) Bonnie gets two Junior passes handled by Ray Weaver. ( Achievements page)


Backwater Retriever Club ( 9/09-11/2016): Tru and Ten pass Master; Bonnie gets Junior pass; Marcia runs her first Master with AD ( See Achievements page).


Marshbanks ( 8/27-28/2016): Ten passes Master ( See Achievements page).


Bustin’ gets 4th Master pass at WisAm! ( See Achievements page).


A.D.’s pups are on the ground!  All pups sold. ( See Puppies page).


GRCI Hunt Test ( 5/7-8/2016): Bustin’ gets 3rd Master pass! (See Achievements page).


A.D. has been bred to Ten and US confirms the pregnancy! (See Puppies page).


Backwater Retriever Club ( 4/9-10/ 2016): A great day for BFR, T titles! ( See Achievements page).


Breeding plans have changed here at Blindfaith! One, possibly two litters, possibly coming this year!


“Bonnie”, a yellow female puppy out of Morgan and Hoochie arrived to join us here at BFR the weekend of September 25-27!


Frozen semen now available from both Morgan and Tru ( see Stud Service page)!


Backwater Retriever Club & Ohio Valley Retriever Club ( See Achievements page)!

” Ten” Titles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Grace has been sold to a family in Louisiana ( See For Sale page)!
Morgan is the sire of the first Blood Detection Dog in Australia! ( See The Guys page).

The Yellow Dog Militia ( YDM) is here!  Coming soon to the Commentary page!

Morgan selected for importation of semen to Australia! ( see The Guys page). Third and fourth litters on the ground! ( see What’s New page).

Breeding Labrador Retrievers for excellence since 1986.

Bill and Marcia Butikas,  12285B E 350 North Rd.

P.O. Box 139 Indianola, IL 61850, (217) 247-2754

We can be reached by email using the address: blindfaithretrievers86@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting us! Let us know if you have any questions. We welcome your calls and inquiries. We love to talk dogs!

If you are interested in buying a puppy, please read our Letter to Prospective Buyers.