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Submitted by: Craig Sylvester on May 07, 2013When I was looking for a dog I wanted to go out of my own State to purchase a dog so I had a lot of questions. In finding Twin Cedar Kennels the Question I had for Randy was we living in Utah are hunting is a lot different than in Kentucky I need a dog that would be high energy for the Chucker hills. His answer to me was Craig we only breed dogs that are proven are dogs are high energy or we do not breed them we only keep breeding pairs that are proven with are customers so I purchased my Brittany named Hayden from Twin Cedar Kennel. IN receiving Hayden I was nervous because I have never received a dog I have never pick out my self so several phone calls and emails it happened. I have had several Brittany dogs in my year I have been hunting.(I love the Breed)I have had Hayden for a little over a year I have shot about 75 birds over him and he is the best dog I have ever owned I was so empress with him I am now in the process of buying my second dog from Twin Cedar with no hesitation.Randy and Kim are very serious about the Breeds of dogs they breed and very helpful in finding what dog you are looking for. I am so happy not only with the dog I bought from Twin Cedar Kennel but with the professional advice and the concern they have for there dogs and customers. They are life time friends and I know if I need anything they would be there for me.Thanks again Randy and Kim also Thanks for raising wonderful dogs. If anyone has any questions or concerns you are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The great thing is Hayden is 1 years old and I have a lot of years in the field with him left to hunt because he is so bird smart and that is because of the great Breeding program of Twin Cedar Kennels.
Submitted by: Jeff on Mar 08, 2013I am not sure where to begin. The quest for a quality bred bird dog began 11 years ago. I did my homework and decided on the brittany as the dog for me. Next big challenge was to find a breeder that had the stock I felt would provide me with several years of companionship and quality days in the field. I found Twin Cedars Kennel on the web and thought I would give Randy a call and see what they had. Needless to say I was impressed with his knowledge and his dedication to maintaining quality dogs. I settled on a pup and never looked back. Duke has been and is the best. I realize it is time for him to slow down a little and I am going to order another pup from Randy. If you are looking for great companions and hunting desire, you can't go wrong with Twin Cedars. Buy with confidence and don't look back.
Submitted by: bill collins on Jan 30, 2013Hi Randy,
just wanted to say that my pup from twin cedars has really come on this last couple of months.He just turned one and last week end i killed 5 pheasants with him by himself. They were at a hunting preserve but they were not set birds, birds that had been out for awhile. anyway great points,holds and retrieves. i couldn`t be more pleased. He has great style and lines and a wonderful disposition,truly living up to his name "BILL`S LAST CHANCE"
Submitted by: Kirk Riddle on Jan 11, 2013I bought a Pointer out of Sunny and Gil last year her name is Fergie. I have never had a bird dog or trained a dog in my life. My son did a youth hunt put on by by South Florida Flatwoods Chapter of Quail Forever. I fell in love with watching the dogs work and knew right away that I was getting a pup. I started my search and found Twin Cedar Kennels website and was very impressed by how professionally done it was so I give them a call. Randy and Kim were very helpful explaining the breed and different things about there dogs. I didn't know anything about the breed or the sport so I had to trust everything they said over the phone 1000 miles away. They held up to there end of the deal and did everything they said they would. My biggest concern was that I need a hunting dog that would also make a great house dog. I have three kids and this pup was also going to be a member of our family. Randy explained the temperament of his dogs so I took him at his word that it could work. Randy was correct Fergie was very easily housebroken in a short period of time. She loves the kids and will play as rough or gentle as they want. She is also very protective of the house even though I don't think she would ever be aggressive but nobody walks down the sidewalk without Fergie letting us know. We also have a Jack Russel and a Beagle that she gets along great with.
Randy also told me how willing his dogs are to train I think the word he used was biddable. Not knowing a thing about training a bird dog I went on Youtube and started watching videos. I had a great time working with her on different things. She is one year old today and she recalls with a here command or whistle, if I give her the Whoa command she will not move one foot even if I pull on her with a check cord only if I tap her on the head and say okay. I just started force fetch training and she is coming along nicely with that. She had her first Quail shot over her at 10 months with no gun shyness. Last weekend I entered into The Wild Bird Classic Field Trial by Quail Forever and she took 3rd place against 30 well seasoned dogs. Everyone was very impressed with her and told me how lucky I was to get a dog like Fergie in fact a few people offered to buy her. That would be like selling one of my kids she's priceless. We absolutely just love Fergie and couldn't ask for a better companion. When I bought her I didn't even really understand how impeccable her pedigree was. I have since done some research I talked to people and I don't think you can get much better. Results speak for themselves. She is defiantly something special.
I own a Construction business and it is very important dealing with people that come through when they tell you something and Randy and Kim have done that for me. That is why I highly recommend Twin Cedars Kennel as a breeder and as good people.
Thanks Guys, Kirk Riddle
email@example.com if anyone has any questions!
Submitted by: chris boylan on Dec 19, 2012I purchased a Llewellyn setter from Randy and Kim about a year ago. Let me tell you, BEST dog I got sight unseen. I have a 5yr old gsp who is a great hunting dog. I wanted to get a playmate for her and also another dog for pheasant. I liked the overall looks and styles of the setters and narrowed it down to a Llewellyn. I did ALOT of searching online. After emailing about 5 other breeders (which none of them returned emails or calls) I finally got through with Kim from twin cedar kennels. I asked a bunch of questions and asked for multiple references since I was in Pa and they were in Ky. After calling about 8 references that Kim had given me and finding them to be all courteous and so helpful, I wanted to order one of their dogs. Being out-of-state and not meeting either Kim or Randy I was hesitant sending my check out to them. Kim was awesome in taking care of all the paperwork and assuring me that they were a legit breeder. Since picking up my puppy from the airport, she has been a super dog. She listens well and always wants to please. going through training with my gsp when she was a pup was a little of a struggle because she is very stubborn. My Llewellyn is a complete walk in the park with training and just about everything. She loves pleasing me and you can tell in her manners that she wants the best for me. she is a great dog to be around and very funny with the way she runs around. when training her, no lie she gets anything after about 5-6 repetitions, with the help from treats. she is a super smart dog and has plenty of energy out in the field. i would recommend any dog with this breeder because they are what they say they are. i was actually on the phone with Randy last night wanting to possibly have my dog bred with one of theirs. she is just that much of a pleasure to have that i would want another one from her and their breed. if you are questioning or hesitant on any of their dogs, go with them! it will be the best dog you will get.
Submitted by: Michael J. Fennell on Dec 13, 2012Just returned from the Newark (NJ) airport after picking up our new American Britanny puppy out of Twinn Cedars Kennel. What a good experience we had dealing with Randy and Kim in coordinating the purchase of this beautiful puppy. We (my 19 year old son and I) are fairly new at this bird dog hunting thing and heard many good things about both the pedigree line and owners of Twin Cedars. Kim was all to willing to answer any and all of my questions as the puppy was already 13 weeks old, I asked Kim if she could send me some updated pictures of the pup. Within one hour I had a 20 second video of the pup playing with a pheasant wing. The pup was beautiful and we fell in love right away. I called her back and told her to please consider the pup sold. This was on Tuesday and it was that Thursday night at 9:00 pm we were picking up the puppy at the Newark airport. We have had the puppy for about a week now, and she is the sweetest, most lovable puppy one could ask for. We were especially excited, when at 14 weeks of age, she pointed her first tennis ball. We are very excited about the pup and can't say enough good about the positive experience we had in buying the pup from Twin Cedars Kennel. They truly understand the importance of a great pedigree line AND the fact that you plan to have the dog as a family pet and loving friend.
Submitted by: Jim Hutchison on Dec 07, 2012Slick Willie, the Wingoes Wocket, is our 3rd Brit from Randy Johnson. Once again, Randy has matched our needs to our perfect pup. He fits perfectly with our family and in the field. He is already actively participating in pheasant hunts on a weekly basis and he is pointing beautifully. He's a cuddly, gentle pet as well, who plays regularly with our 1 year old. All three brits have blended seamlessly into our family, and I could not imagine getting a pup from anyone but Randy Johnson.
Submitted by: Rusty Hopkins on Dec 05, 2012We bought a Llewellin Setter from Randy and Kim Johnson at Twin Cedars last November. Our dog, Cate, is 14 months old now and has had two months of training. She has an excellent nose, great instincts, is rock steady on point, and has begun retrieving. I doubt that I will send her back for more training because she will be better trained than me. She lives in the house, sleeps on the bed with us, and is a member of the family. We couldn't be happier - unless we get another one from Twin Cedars. These bloodlines make it easy for a desk jockey like me to have a top quality dog. Thank you, Randy & Kim!
Submitted by: Jason Bever on Nov 27, 2012My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with Toby, a male out of Buddy and Holly. He's not yet quite 2 yrs old and has add a stellar fall. He points and holds his birds with intensity and style and he's easy to handle. I had him on sharptails in Montana, grouse and woodcock here at home, and on pheasants out in the Daktotas. Watching him work running pheasants was breathtaking for such a young dog. I've gotten alot of compliments, but it all starts with the breeding and then getting them into birds. I've owned a few Llewellins now with a couple being very good. Toby is right up there at the top. He's also a gentleman around the house and we don't have to worry about him around our 3 yr old son. My wife is on me already to get another puppy (every guy should be so lucky!) and I will definitely being talking to Randy soon about that.
Submitted by: Scott Bennett on Nov 21, 2012Just trained a dog for a guy that I sent to get a pup from Randy at Twincedars and was very impressed. I got my first two brittanies from him and have sent everyone there since to get pups. This pup was from a new breeding Nikki/Twist and I was very anxious to see how the new lines would be. Needless to say I got a 5 month old puppy and was able to send home a bird dog in only 5 weeks training. She was pointing, holding, and retrieving in no time. His line breeding program and breeding stock is continuing to produce great bird dogs with uncanny bird sense and ability. I'm considering going and getting a litter mate from this puppy to have for myself. Keep up the great work Randy, and I'll continue to sing your praise and reference you to anyone wanting a great gundog!
Submitted by: James Dickinson on Oct 21, 2012Reload is the perfect hunting buddy. He is easily to train, intelligent and stays in front. Reload is a great house dog too and great with kids. This dog has outstanding athleticism and tenacity, he hunts as hard after 6 hrs as he does the first hr and always has a perfect 12 O'clock tail. We are planning on trying some field trial next year. We are very proud of Elhew English Pointer named Reload and the whole family thanks you.
Submitted by: kevin scribner on Feb 09, 2012Hey Randy,I just wanted to drop you a note to update you on Doc. He’s out of last year’s breeding Deuce/Beth. He just competed in his 1st NSTRA Trial this past Sunday in the amateurs and he took 1st place with 4 find & retrieves. He has more drive than any britt I’ve seen in this part of the country. He is very intense on point & has a retrieve that he will literally knock you down. The field judges were very impressed. I’ll keep you in the know. Thanks again for producing such a fine quality dog
Submitted by: Brad and Jan Gent on Jan 30, 2012Randy,
Absolutely love our female Brittany pup, which we named Riley. Excellent temperament, very smart while being a quick learner, and quite the cuddler. We have had Riley less than two weeks and she is already potty trained - waiting at the back door to go out, fetching her bird on command, and comes on call - we are impressed. We cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful puppy, and look forward to a well trained Brittany for both hunting and our family pet- we could not have asked for more!
Brad & Jan
Submitted by: Bob Bridges on Jan 24, 2012Our Twin Cedars Brittany was born 11/20/10 and we picked her up at the Sacramento, California Airport on 2/11/11. Randy arranged for her shipping and it went perfectly. She showed us her first point 10 minutes later in the airport parking lot when a car alarm went off! We named her Shasta since she is 90 % white. She is the 4th Edward's companion gun dog that we have owned and she is the BEST.
Before her 1st birthday, she had a dozen rock solid points on pheasants, some as far away as 15-20 ft. She also made several long & difficult retrieves. Gunfire had no effect on her and she honors my 10 year old's Edward's Brittany points. She goes at a steady pace for hours and is ready for more. She has been turning heads at our bird club due to her attractive appearance,great dispositon and hunting skills.
At home she has been a great pet. She is just as comfortable watching TV (with some interaction some times with what is on) as she is in the field. We are thrilled with Shasta and she has exceeded our expectations. You can't help but smile (or laugh) at some of her antics.
Submitted by: Greg Polandick on Nov 21, 2011I would have to say that for my first dog, the Brittany was the way to go! Gunner is my 13 month old male and he is just FANTASTIC! Being a first time gun dog owner this was certainly a pleaseure from the first day. Gunner is energetic and loving dog, egar to please and ready all the time to learn. I worked with him all summer to get him ready for bird season, and it was we worth it.
He is doing great, more than I expected for his first season out. My family and I are very pleased that we went with Twin Cedars Kennel.
Thank you Randy! He has brought a new love for the outdoors and bird hunting.
Submitted by: Tom McCord on Nov 15, 2011I just got back from Wisconsin on my second trip up this fall to Grouse hunt. I have two Twin Cedar bred dogs, a female from Twin Cedars Bea and Bo and a male out of Twin Cedars Annie and Twin Cedars Dan. Both have hunted Grouse and quail since they were 6 months old. Both are a joy to work in the field and have developed into fine bird dogs.
Bea is the sweetest dog I have ever owned. She's a lady in the kennel, field and house and is now 4 years old. When she was 13 months old she finished 3rd in the Fall NLGDC Illinois field trial.
My male, Rev, out of Twin Cedars Annie and Twin Cedars Dan is three years old now and rock solid on his points. He held Grouse this trip patiently while we located him in the dense Wisconsin Popples. He does not break or hedge and is stylish with a huge heart for pleasing me and finding birds. I watched him point a woodcock from over 30' this year and 20-25' points are common with him. When he was 5 1/2 months he pointed a covey of quail and held point after several shots at flying birds. I questioned him for holding point until a single quail flew from his point after I kicked it up.
While in Wisconsin, all the other hunters in our area were only locating 4-6 birds per day. Bea and Rev were locating 10-12 birds a day that we had shots at. And those were late season birds that had been educated.
I'm confident if birds are in the area, between the two they'll find them, point them and hold them until shot. I look forward to many years of hunting with both Rev and Bea.
Good bloodlines is always the start to good dogs.
Submitted by: James Frankie Francis on Oct 29, 2011Mr. Johnson,
I purchased a pup from your kennel, litter 81, female #2, now lovingly known as Dixie. She is going to make a great dog. At five months she was pointing birds in the feild.She was also backing other dogs on point.
I have been hunting Brittanys for 35 years and she is one of the best! I am glad and honored to recommend your outstanding breed to hunters or just as a family pet.
Submitted by: Chris Cannon on Apr 08, 2011I wanted to update you on some puppies that I bought from you in December. I bought a male and a female, Tucker & Bess, and they are now 6 months old. They have been with a trainer in Grand Junction, TN for about a month. The pups were fantastic at home, and lots of fun, and have been even better with the trainer. I go each weekend to work with them and they are coming along very well on their yard work. We introduced them to live birds the first weekend and the exhibited a good deal of “birdiness” on day one. Last week we worked both dogs on birds at the same time, both pointed the same quail at the same time and held point for several minutes…it was awesome! We also began introducing them to a gun last weekend. My trainer is a former field trial judge and I particularly wanted to pass this along…he said, “I knew these dogs were going to be good the first week you brought them out here. And they truly are. If you know anyone looking for Brittanys, you need to send them to the breeder you got these from.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before, but I could not be more pleased. Very much looking forward to hunting over them this fall! I plan to take some video of them on Saturday, and would be happy to share that with you for your website if you like. Hope all is well for you and your family.
Submitted by: lorraine leininger on Apr 02, 2011Add me and my husband to the list of people who are so impressed with the qualities these puppies come into the world with. we just got our second English Pointer pup from Randy and couldn't be happier with her. She has all the same greatness the older Pointer has and the two of them are quite a pair together. I know Victor is going to have his hands full this Chukar season cause there won't be ant stopping the new dog even if she'll only be 10 months old by then. She is true to her breed and that's why we love them and appreciate a top notch breeder!
Submitted by: Will Voltz on Mar 02, 2011My young family (kids 7 and 10) made the trek from Alabama to Kentucky a few days after Chirstmas to pick up Meg a 7 wk old Brittany from Hi proof Heidi and Ed's Frederick 2. Although I had read all the books and done my research, we were all a little nervous since this was our first family pet and my first bird dog. Meg is now 16 weeks old and has been a true joy. She is smart as a whip, responded well to training, retrieves a dummy better than I could have ever imagined and made the prettiest point the first time I played the wing game just a few days ago. I am now scrambling to find some live training birds before it gets too hot and can't wait till her first hunt. She has been great with the kids, goes with us everywhere and is just an all around jam up dog. Feel free to call if you have any questions two05 nine08 one4six4. I love this dog!
Submitted by: Frank DePerno on Feb 14, 2011Mr. Randy Johnson is a breeder who is constantly striving toward giving his customerts the best
Llewellin bloodlines avasilable.I bought a fine tri-colored bitch from the Johnson's Twin Cedar Kennel and would do so again.
Submitted by: Mike Hadfield on Jan 22, 2011Couldn't ask for a better dog than the pup I bought from Twin Cedars. I, and my family have hunted birds for generations and have owned almost all breeds from a lot of different breeders. I've always been partial to the Britts because of their intelligence, ease of training and natural instinct to retrieve.
The pup I bought from Twin Cedars ranks right up there with the best I've ever owned - if not the best!!
Thanks Randy and crew for a wonderful hunting companion and friend. Dixie sure has her own personality and is just a joy to be in the field with. Good stock and know how produce good dogs and Twin Cedars definitely knows what they're doing!!
Submitted by: Craig Jones on Jan 17, 2011I purchased my first brittany in 1994 from John Edwards in Goldsboro NC. John was recognized as a leader in the field. When it was time for another Britt, we followed John's dogs to Randy Johnson and Twin Cedars. I waited for over a year for a female with lines back to my first dog. I also liked that Randy had bred some Grouse dogs into his line. The result is a dog that works close, has a great nose, learns quickly and is eager to please. With just a few traning sessions and one day of work with pen birds, I headed off on a pheasant/grouse/woodcock trip with my 11-month old pup last October. I could not believe how well the pup performed. We hunted three hard days. Worked nice and close in the thick cover. Had the most spectacular point on a grouse from around the corner of a stone wall - picture straight off the cover of a magazine. I was so pleased with how this pup performed, I contacted Randy about the next available litter from this breeding pair. Just picked up my second pup last weekend. I have been very pleased with my experience with Randy.
Submitted by: Mark Watson on Apr 28, 2010I have a two year old Brittany from Twin Cedars Kennel that we purchased as apuppy and he is second to none of all the bird dogs my family has owned over the past 35 years!
He was easy to train and is well suited for being both a companion dog and bird dog. The old "Ed's Brittanies" line of dogs is top notch and one of the main reasons we sought out and purchased our Brittany from Twin Cedars.
Submitted by: Scott Bennett on Apr 25, 2010Just wanted to say a few words about Randy's Kennel. I purchased two brittanies from him in consecutive years 2006 & 2007. I have trained, hunted and trialed these dogs with great success. The speed, agility and disposition these dogs have are second to none, I have two championed dogs to prove it. If you are looking for an excellent field, house, trial, hunting dog that is competitive and easy to train Twincedar is an excellent choice of kennel.
Submitted by: Charles Cobb on Apr 21, 2010Randy, Just a note to thank you for Brandi. I needed a close to medium dog to go with Abby our "big running" Britanny. She is exactly what you said she would be. Her first year she hunted here in TN, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Kansas...doing it all....pointing, backing and retrieving. She is bidable and has been a lot of fun to work with. And comes in the house every day for a visit! Again, thanks for a great little dog!
Submitted by: Steve Steneken on Apr 19, 2010I bought a female Brittany pup out of Belle's Brandi and Ed's Frederick. She is a fantastic bird dog and was so easy to train. I have owned Brits most of my life and this dog has got to be the smartest and most loveable dog ever. I flew from NJ to KY to pick her up and I was very impressed with Randy Johnson's kennel. I just wish I bought two pups instead of one.
Submitted by: Dan Jolly on Apr 18, 2010We started with Izzie in 2007. She's a phenomanal hunter. She's our first brittany and we're hooked. Randy was so good to us. He answered all our questions and when it came time to choose a pup he rated them in order of boldness. We chose the boldest and we were extremely pleased. Then this year, we got our second pup from him. Miss Maggie. She's absolutely adorable. She also shows real promise. We've had Maggie retrieving already and that's without any serious training. Nothing but the best comes out of Twin Cedars.
Submitted by: Zak Danks on Apr 18, 2010My wife and I are proud to have owned two Llewellin Setters from Randy Johnson at Twin Cedars Kennel. We couldn't be happier with our current Llewellin "Blue", or with the friendly, helpful, and generous service that Randy has given us. Blue is exactly what I was looking for in a companion bird dog (drive, scenting ability, style, but great in the home too). I can't wait for this fall, which will be his first full hunting season. As a novice trainer, I've hounded Randy with questions about training, but he has never failed to take the time to answer emails or phone calls. Heck, my wife and I like to drop in see his other dogs and the new litters! It's obvious that Twin Cedars produces super dogs, but it makes sense once you meet Randy and his family. Both Llewellins we have owned have made excellent family pets - actually they're family members! These dogs possess a happy and calm household demeanor. Our current dog is wonderful with our baby daughter and our other pets. In summary, we can't say enough good things about Randy Johnson and Twin Cedars Kennels. Thanks again Randy!!!
Submitted by: Nancy Bower on Apr 17, 2010We have purchased two Brittanys from Twin Cedar Kennels, the first 2 years ago, and the second just a few months ago. We are not professional dog trainers, but have been extremely impressed with the breeding, natural talent and biddability of Randy's dogs. We found out about Randy after we hunted over Jim Hutchenson's Twin Cedar' Brittanys at a preserve, and we were so impressed that we purchased our first dog. She was hunting at 9 months old, has an excellent nose and temperment and is rock solid to the bird and shot. Our 12-week old puppy is training to basic commands at an even faster rate than the 2-year old did. Factors of cost, appearance, temperment and bloodline make purchasing one of these dogs a no-brainer. These dogs live to hunt.
Submitted by: Jerry Asberry on Apr 16, 2010I purchased a female Llewellyn setter from Mr Johnson at Twin Cedars Kennel about 2 and 1/2 years ago. I am now 64 years young and need a dog that hunts for me. At 9 months I set some quail and let her out she pointed 4 birds I killed them over her and she found them dead, from there on Lady has improved and loves to please and is a wonderful pet. Her temperment is humble, she learns what you want and does it. I have been around upland dogs since I was a boy, this is the best one I have ever had and the best dog I have ever worked with in the field. Lady is careful to the point of almost being funny, once last year she realized she was too close to a bird when she pointed it and an backed up about 3 steps and never moved her head, she didn't flush the bird. If/when I get another dog it will come from Twin Cedars Kennel.
Very satisfied customer,
Submitted by: Steve Brouillette on Apr 16, 2010I bought my first Llewellin from Randy just over 6 years ago, and she has been the best dog I've ever owned. She is an unbelievable hunter and equally good as a pet. I think so highly of Randy and his breeding program that we've already put a deposit down for another pup, and I anticipate continuing to buy from Randy as long as he's in the business. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with a dog from Twin Cedars.
Submitted by: Duane Harvey on Apr 16, 2010My male Llewellin Setter from Twin Cedars has been wonderful. He hunted successfully in his first year. Great drive and enthusiasm. He's good around the house and with the kids, as long as he gets his exercise! He's a high energy dog. I'm never happier than when he and I are rolling down the road to somewhere on a hunting trip.
Submitted by: Tim Hambidge on Apr 15, 2010I have two Brits from Twin-cedars. 3 year old male and 1 year old female. These dogs are special dogs. Randy breeds for temperment, smarts, and desire. Randy has trained the male and is in the process of training the female. I have hunted the male on Wis. Grouse and woodcock. Pete, the male is great on them. I also hunt preserve Quail, Pheasant, Chuckar. Next fall a week in Wis and week in So. Dakota. Watching these dogs do what Randy has bred and trained them to do is the best part of the hunt. I could go on for pages about Twin cedar. Call me for more 812 490 2357.
Submitted by: Charles Smith on Apr 15, 2010My name is Charles Smith and my friend and I have purchased three Llewellin setters from Twin Cedar Kennels. The firt purchases were for a male and female out of Buddy and Holly, however the puppies were from two different litters. The puppies were purchased in January of 2008 and have developed into excellent hunting dogs. We hunt the dogs on quail, phesant,and Grouse. We were so satisfied with the dogs that we returned to Twin Cedars in the February of 2010 seeking two additional pup from a breeding of Bo and Kate, however there were only three puppies born in this litter and they were already promised to someone else. We did select an older puppy from a previous litter of the same mating and this puppy is coming along just fine. I have found Rand Johnson to be a very straight forward person, a very honest person, and a very knowledgable person when it comes to selecting a puppy. He is always willing to discuss any situation and to provide any additional information that you might need concerning the correct selection of a puppy. I would certainly recommend this kennel for its breeding quality and integrity.
Submitted by: Casey Harner on May 26, 2008We made it home Randy. Lilly is doing great. She is a bit of a nibbler and likes to bite, but other than that she loves each and everyone of us. She has been sleeping in my bed and she is an angel. She isn't real loud, hardly ever barks. She is a bundle of joy. I have noticed that she has her nose on the ground all the time and she is so darn curious.
Thanks again. When she gets through her first three seasons of bird hunting I might consider breeding her.
Submitted by: Dr. Phil Fortner on Jan 13, 2007I offer a Setter Gun Dog Training Program limited to Llewellin Setters. I have had the opportunity to train numerous Llewellin's for individuals who have obtained their dogs from Twin Cedars Kennels. These dogs are intelligent, very biddable, posses great scenting abilities and exhibit a strong desire to hunt. I would recommend anyone considering the purchase of a Llewellin Setter to contact Randy Johnson of Twin Cedars Kennels.
Phil Fortner, Trainer
Pea Ridge Llewellin Kennels
Trenton, Tn. 38382
Submitted by: Inigo Barquin on Jan 04, 2007I bought a couple pointer puppies from Randy J. The pups turned out to have and exellent temper, noses and abilities to hunt. I am still enjoying the dogs finding every single covey of quail there is on the hunting grounds I visit. I would describe these dogs as QUAIL FINDING MACHINEs. I am glad I bought these dogs from TWIN CEDARS.
Submitted by: Tim Sykes on Jan 04, 2007I purchased a Llewellin pup ,litter#31, this year from Jeremy Johnson of Twincedars Kennels and have been very pleased with the pups natural desire to hunt and please me in the field and at home. Apache has a chokebore nose and a snappy gait and points with very nice style. At 12 months old the pup will hunt 50-200 yards depending on cover and check back in often.
Very nice pup.
Submitted by: Kenny and Tia Sharp on Jan 03, 2007I'm not a trainer; I'm just a grouse hunter. We picked up our Brittany pup, Tucker, at Twin Cedars in the spring of 2004 and by the time he was 11 months old, he was handling Ruffed Grouse far beyond our expectations. He was finding, pointing and retrieving birds on instinct. We only put him in an area where he could do what he was bred to do. We are half way through our 2006-07 season here in West Virginia and I am very satisfied with the bird dog Tucker has become.
I can't ask for anything more from a breeder.
Submitted by: Cliff Bentley on Jan 03, 2007I purchased a Llewellin setter pup ("Aspen") from Twin Cedars Kennel in January 2006 and I couldnâ€™t be more pleased - either with the dog or with the kind & generous service the Johnsons provide. Randy, Allison and Jeremy have always responded with prompt, helpful answers and advice to any questions Iâ€™ve had, both before and after I bought my pup. Aspen is healthy, good-tempered, intelligent, eager-to-please and an enthusiastic bird hunter. As a first time pointing dog trainer, I expected to struggle while learning to train Aspen, but her breeding and natural abilities made it easy enough that I never really felt like I was doing anything â€“ she sort of trained herself! After exposure to only a couple of training pigeons, she held her points on her own without a check cord, and has been solid ever since. Weâ€™ve just completed her first season hunting wild birds in Minnesota (woodcock, ruffed grouse & pheasants), which began when she was only ten months old. She performed well enough in her first season that I would be satisfied if she never improved from where she is right now. Her natural range is anywhere from 50 to 300 yards, depending on the cover and abundance of birds, and she always checks back with me. I once boarded her with an accomplished professional Llewellin breeder/trainer while on vacation, and his assessment was: â€śWow! She is birdy!â€ť I canâ€™t imagine a better dog. Thanks Randy, Allison & Jeremy!
Submitted by: JIM HUTCHISON on Jan 02, 2007I HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH RANDY JOHNSON AND HIS OUTSTANDING LINES OF BRITTANYS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS AS A PRO DOG HANDLER FOR A LARGE UPLAND PRESERVE IN NEW JERSEY. I HAVE HAD BRITTS ALL MY LIFE FOR PERSONAL HUNTING AND GUIDING AND I CONSIDER THE TWO I HAVE FROM TWIN CEDARS TO BE THE BEST I HAVE HAD. THESE DOGS ARE EASY TO HANDLE BOTH IN THE FIELD AND IN THE HOME. THEY HUNT LIKE DEMONS BUT HANDLE LIKE ANGELS. I HAVE ALSO HAD ALOT OF EXPOSER TO OTHER BRITTS OUT OF TWIN CEDARS THAT ARE OWNED BY CLIENTS WHO HUNT OUR PRESERVE WITH THEIR OWN DOGS AND FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN THE RESULTS AND SATISFACTION OF TWIN CEDARS OTHER CUSTOMERS HAS BEEN SIMILAR TO MINE. RANDY JOHNSON I A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH AND IS VERY HONEST WHEN IT COMES TO ASSESSING A PUP, OR ONE OF HIS STARTED DOGS. I WOULD NOT HESITATE, AND ACCUALLY PLAN ON DOING BUISNESS WITH HIM IN THE FUTURE.
Submitted by: Kert Mullinax on Jan 02, 2007My wife and I own two llewellin setters from Twin Cedars and they have turned out to be some of the best dogs we have ever owned. When I first contacted Randy about purchasing a dog I indicated that I needed a dog that could easily adapt to family life inside as well as be a great bird dog on the weekend and they have been everything Randy said they would be and more.
The dogs that Randy raises are top notch but also Randy and his family are some of the nicest people that I have had the pleasure of dealing with. There has been many a night were I have called him just to talk about bird dogs and get advice on the dogs. I can assure you that if you have the same experience with Twin Cedars as I have had you will find a great family that raises quality dogs that are tremedous hunters as well as a great family dog.
Submitted by: MIke Lawson on Dec 22, 2006I bought a Brittany pup out of Twincedar Seven and Nolan's Last Bullet and he's been all I ever wanted in a pup. My trainer was tremendously impressed with Rusty's nose, intelligence, drive, desire to please, and ability to cover ground. I can't speak for Randy's other breeds or Brittany lines, but his breedings with this pair of Brittanies have produced outstanding pups.