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)
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THANK YOU!!! Rich and Maureen Johnson
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Submitted by: Hallie Casto & Holly Barrett on Apr 09, 2018
In September, we got our chocolate female lab, Harper from Johnson Breeders. Harper is a very loving & intelligent girl. Within a couple of days of having her, she was potty trained by ringing a bell on the door to go outside, and following sit, stay, and shake commands. She continue's to learn new things daily, and easily catches on to commands within 3-4 times. She has been out in the field and is not scared around guns. She has a beautiful point and has the natural instinct for bird hunting. The Johnson's are amazing people to work with. They took the time to answer all of our questions and concerns. They took time out of their day to drive halfway to meet us for the pickup and had great printed material with their information, AKC registration information, microchip information, and the puppy's current vet records. Their hip and eye guarentee contract is easily readable and understandable. They are amazing people and they raise great pups. We wouldn't do business with anyone other than the Johnson's.
Submitted by: D.J. and Sarah Dryer on Apr 08, 2018
Maureen is fantastic. A few years ago one of my dogs passed away. We sadly found out that our breeder had gotten a divorce and had left the business. Through AKC we found Maureen in Nebraska. I was in Iraq at the time and she made the whole process simple. Even handled the transportation issues. When we got our new puppy, he was an instant hit. I noticed right away his curiosity and his ability to track. He is without a doubt the healthiest and smartest Dog (and i have only ever had labs) that i have ever had. We spend a lot of time and effort with him, but he is about the best trained dog you will meet. we get complements on his appearance, is health, his speed (he can run), and his impeccable manners. He does not jump on people, he waits for permission to eat his meals, he doesn't chew up anything (but he has a lot of toys). We keep trying to get another one, just like him, from Maureen, but the stars never seem to align. She is the only breeder i will purchase from, and i can't offer enough good things to say about her.
Submitted by: Don Schuffert on Feb 27, 2017
Just wanted everyone to know how happy I am with my 14 week old lab puppy from Rich and Maureen, this puppy is amazing. She is finding birds on her own , flushing the bird and then retrieving the birds that are shot over her, she is a machine in the field, and only 14 weeks old. Do yourself a favor, make the drive and buy one of their puppies, you won't be disappointed, I drove 10 hours one way for this dog and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Submitted by: Brandon on Jan 31, 2016
My name is Brandon and I live in Nebraska. I purchased a yellow female from Johnson Labs and our puppy is an amazing dog. She is 3 months old and can do full retrieves, heel, sit, lay down, and uses her nose so well. We are very happy with our puppy and I am excited to see what she can do this next fall in the field. This is our second dog from Johnson's and both have been great.
Submitted by: Gregg Johnson on Jan 27, 2016
We recently purchased a Yellow Lab Female Puppy (Dakota) from Rich and Maureen this past Christmas 2015. She is now 3 months old. Dakota is doing fantastic with our family. She is super smart, neat personality, great temperament, retrieving extremely well, lots of drive, and showing a lot of desire for pheasant wings. Dakota really works her nose when she is in the field. I can tell she will be a natural hunter. I have been working with her holding steady as she retrieves dummies and she will sit there like a statue. Dakota is already displaying the correct steadiness and marking abilities that you need in a great gun dog. I have also been impressed with her game finding abilities with some of the feathered dummies I have had her search and find in the field. She really gets after it and hunts them up with her nose. Another great quality in a fantastic gun dog. She is bonding with our family very well. We have worked hard to get her socialized around other people, dogs, cats and you can tell she loves people and children. I have no doubt that Dakota is going to be an excellent family pet and great gun dog. She is our house dog and picked up on house training in about 7 days. Very impressive. Dakota has been a delight to train because she picks things up so fast. Rich and Maureen Johnson were tremendous to work with. Maureen was very good in responding back to emails and phone calls. She wants to give you a great experience in choosing your puppy. There is no doubt Johnson Lab's are producing excellent Labs for both hunting and companion use. We as a family are super excited about Dakota and look forward to seeing the progression in training. I am confident that Dakota is going to be great family dog and be a relentless under control hunting machine in the field.
Submitted by: Mike Perry on Sep 02, 2015
My name is Mike Perry from Franlin ,Va and I bought an older lab from Mrs. Johnson to add to my breeding program and Max has been the most wonderful dog.He has produced outstanding companions in the house and down to business dogs when in the field. Thank You for a wonderful dog and the purchasing process was second to none due to the time restraints we had to get Max shipped to Va. Mike Perry
Submitted by: Evan Klanecky on Jun 16, 2014
My wife and I were looking at getting a yellow lab and after a lot of research chose to sign up with Rich and Maureen at Johnson's labs. From the very beginning we were truly impress with how they treated us in every way. We have had our TIG (registered name: Johnson's Blue Bonnet; Call Name Tig) for about 5 weeks now and could not be happier. She has been a great dog so far with adjusting and already retrieving very well. Again, Rich and Maureen were top notch with the phone conversations, emails, and the time what we got to spend with them picking Tig out. We would highly recommend Johnson's Labs to anyone who is looking for a great Lab.
Sincerely, Evan Klanecky
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.
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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.