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Johnson Labrador Retrievers - Nebraska Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Johnson Labrador Retrievers

Johnson Labs -  located in Tilden NE. along the beautiful Elkhorn River. We are a small kennel that strives for quality!    All our Labrador Retrievers have an excellent Field Champion pedigree.  They have correct conformation, are good looking, intelligent, natural retrieving ....and have a super disposition!   All our breeding adults are OFA Certified on their hips, their eyes have been examined by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and determined Clear and Normal and are EIC Clear and CNM Clear.  We guarantee all our pups with a 26 month hip and health guarantee.  We follow a thorough health program to assure all our buyers a healthy start!  We are also available for any help or guidance with your new pup!   We have numerous references of satisfied customers!   (scroll down and click below on current litters  for more pictures and pedigree)


YOU ARE WELCOME TO CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LABS...IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ANSWER....PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE!

        THANK YOU!!!  Rich and Maureen Johnson  

      HOME  (402) 368-2209      CELL  (402) 750-7814

                                                                    
 

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Maureen Johnson
84440 534th Ave.
Tilden, Nebraska 68781
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 27 years.
402-368-2209
402-750-7814
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Testimonials (10)
Submitted by: Casey Meinen on Dec 24, 2013
Over the past fifteen plus years I have purchased three pups from the Johnson's. One of my uncles has a dog from the Johnson's. And my brother has a dog from the Johnson's. I trained a dog for them. And several friends have dogs from the Johnson's.

Rich And Maureen are very knowledgeable about their dogs. Maureen tell you extensively about the pedigrees of her dogs. We only talk to the Johnson's once every few years and they always make us feel like family.

Right now I have two dogs I bought from the Johnson's. We hunt pheasant and waterfowl with Peach and Kate. They are great looking dogs that will hunt all day. Peach is eleven and has more drive then dogs half her age. Kate is from a pointing male that Maureen used several years ago and if she goes on point there is a one hundred percent chance there is a bird there. The last few years we have hunted pheasant exclusively in South Dakota. The guides and hunters are always impressed with the girls. We always get compliments and have had a few offers to buy the dogs.

I will keep buying puppy's from the Johnson's as long as they keep breeding labs.
Submitted by: Neil Kirby on Dec 23, 2013
I have a 4 year old female yellow lab that I bought from Maureen at Johnson Labrador Retrievers in Tilden. My dog is a great dog and very well disciplined. She has a lot of energy is a very athletic dog with speed and endurance. Since pheasant hunting isn't that good in Nebraska these days I took her on a hunting trip to South Dakota a few weeks ago. Even though she hadn't hunted pheasants in almost a year she did great. I thought she was better than the 3 dogs our guide was using that hunt all of the time. She also loves water although I don't use her for waterfowl but I know she would be good as she is a good swimmer and retriever. I would buy another dog from Maureen in a minute.
Submitted by: Neil Kirby on Dec 15, 2013
We bought Riley nearly four years ago from Maureen. She is a great family dog and excellent hunter. She is really good around small children. We live in Nebraska and because of low pheasant numbers haven't been able to hunt pheasants as much as I would like. I took her to South Dakota a few weeks ago and she hadn't hunted pheasants since last year. She looked like she has been hunting every day and did a better job of flushing birds while staying close to me than our guides dogs did while hunting. She is a great retriever and loves the water although I don't use her for waterfowl hunting. I would buy another dog from Maureen any day.
Submitted by: Royce Rasmussen on Apr 27, 2012
We bought Dakota from Johnson Labrador Retrivers in late December of 2011 after searching off and on for approximately a year. We were looking for a pup that would be a good house dog and a good hunter. After reading the testimonials listed on their web page and talking to Maureen we decided to purchase a pup from them. Dakota is almost six months old and I can't believe how fast she learns and her high drive when making retrieves. I had not planned on her making any water retrieves until the water had warmed up. When I took her to our nearby lake I couldn't keep her out of the water. She loves the water and is already making long water retrieves. She never seems to get tired when making retrieves. She is already noticing birds flying over as she will stop what she is doing to watch them fly by. I have been a waterfowl hunter for several years and have had good dogs. I believe Dakota is going to be an outstanding hunting dog and is already a great companion. If anyone is thinking about purchasing a Labrador I would highly recommend a pup from this kennel.

Royce and Mary
Submitted by: Rex Archer on Nov 10, 2011
I have a yellow female from the Johnson's that I consider one of the best hunting retrieving labs I have owned. Dice is what all hunters look for in their search for a hunting dog, and I recommend them.
Submitted by: Larry Doke on Nov 21, 2010
I purchased a yellow lab pup, Annie from Johnson Labrador Retrievers last winter, she is 11 months old now. I have had Pheasant hunters in from South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska and nobody can believe how well she is hunting and retrieving. I knew she was going to be good, but I had no idea she would be this good. She has all the natural ability bred into her, it has made my training very easy. The best part of all, she is a great family dog, but when it's time to go hunting, she flips the switch and she is ready to go to work. She can hunt all day long. I've had labs for 40 years, and Annie is the best I have ever had. I would recommend Maureen's dogs to anyone. Larry
Submitted by: Herman Herrlein on Jun 18, 2010
We are proud owners of a lab named Bo that we picked from a litter at Johnson Labrador Retrievers. Bo will be one year old this July. We have been labrador people for 16 years (three labs prior to Bo.) Bo is by far the best of the best. Intelegent,comical, passionate, well built and a nose that won't quit. Thank you for doing such an excellent job of breeding.

Herman, Sandy and Danielle
Submitted by: Brett Sebree on Jun 11, 2010
Here we go again, My wife and I hunt a tremendous amount, on top of that I ventured into Law Enforcement with some of my State Patrol, NSA, and ATF friends. Our dog Meadow, knows three languages now, English, Italian, and Russian; If we are going out on Narcotic Detection I speak Italian to her, if we are doing Vapor Wake studies or detection I speak Russian to her. If we go hunting or have fun its English. What an amazing dog to be able to understand three languages and seperate hunting and K-9 Enforcement work, Oh and by the way she is a fierce hunter. That says alot about the breeding techniques that Maureen does. She is about 26 inches tall, small good looking head, and 83 Lbs. During training she took down a 330 pound law enforcement officer. She is strong as an ox. When we are home she lay's on my wife's lap; but around kids very lovable, if I want her to be mean I use commands. Very Very smart is all I can say up to this point. Fast learner, show her a couple of times and its done!!!! I have law enforcement agencies asking me all the time where we found her. Don't even think; just buy the pup at any price!

Brett
K-9 Investigation
Narcotic Detection Group
Submitted by: donald schlegelmilch on Apr 28, 2009
I am a 68 year old retired Airline Pilot, I have hunted extensively all my life, in January I bought Tess, she is #6 and probably will be my last Lab pup. Johnson Labrador Retrievers was recommeded to me by my Brother who has one of the breeders pups at this time. Of all the Lab's I have had, Tess is by far the most intelligent, training is a joy, show her once, show her twice and its done. I have had great dogs in the past, but it is very obvious that the best is yet to come, I am so looking forward to opening day this fall and being able to hunt behind Tess. My hat is off to Maureen for breeding such quality hunting dogs, Thank You Don Schlegelmilch
Submitted by: Brett & Sonja Sebree on Feb 12, 2009
If anyone who hunts needs a quality Labrador, with all of the desirable qualities that a hunter possesses you do not need to look any further. Johnson Labs owner Maureen studies her dogs breeding backgrounds carefully; and then breeds her dogs accordingly. What you get in the long run is a hell of a waterfowl, as well as an upland game dog. Maureen's dogs are water crazy, but they point as well. Do yourself a favor and have a look. Her dogs are worth twice the price. Our dog Meadow was retrieving birds at 10 weeks!!!!! She is extremely intelligent!
Brett & Sonja

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