Keslar Kennels - Nebraska Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Keslar Kennels
We have raised quality labs for 35 years. We are active in the field trials/hunt tests network and have several different "caliber" of dogs we breed to. Whether you are looking for a pup that has the genes, ability, and drive to be a national field trial/hunt test pup, or just an all-day hunter with a reasonable price tag, these dogs are bred to thrive in either setting! We have tri-factored bloodlines offering all three colors in certain litters. You can expect these dogs to be great hunters/socially well adapted, and a joy to own. All our dogs pass all the certifications and are registered AKC. We are the proud owners of GRHRCH Leitner Farms Land Shark MH MNH4 HOF QAA "Jaws",who is one of the top overall chocolate females to ever compete in AKC/HRC. Please visit our website for information on our kennel and quality of labs.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Breeder Contact Info
Pat Keslar
24053 Keslar Lane
Hyannis, Nebraska 69350
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 35 years.
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Testimonials (11) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Keslar Kennels
Submitted by: Stefanie and Chad Petersen on Feb 05, 2018
We bought a pup from Keslar Kennels out of Cako x Harry. Max is now 1 year old and just completed his first hunting season. He is an amazing dog and did a fantastic job. Smartest dog we've ever owned. We can't wait to continue to watch him excel as he gets another year under his belt!
Submitted by: Jack Bedessem on Dec 21, 2017
After some extensive research, we decided to purchase a yellow lab pup from Pat about 5 years ago. Lizzie has turned out to be truly exceptional and even more than Pat proclaimed. She is the most athletic hunting partner we have ever had and will go full steam all day long. And when we are not in the field, she is our best friend with a very gentle and obedient disposition.
Submitted by: Jack Bedessem on Dec 21, 2017
We were not quite ready for another pup, but when Pat mentioned that he had a pup from the same mom as our 5 year old, we could not refuse. Louie is now just less than a year old, but has already demonstrated tremendous potential. After six days in the field, he was hunting like an old pro with the go of a teenager, plus athletic and great nose. He is kind, very willing to learn and still has a lot of "puppy". Thanks Pat.
Submitted by: Vernon & Shelaine Badoni on Feb 18, 2016
My wife and I always had Labradors for our waterfowl hunting business for
years and always bought labs that were not from a quality or proven
pedigree. Last year we decided to try a lab from a quality, accomplished and
proven Pedigree so we researched many kennels and Papered Labrador

My wife came across a breeding that was going to take place with litter
being expected may of 2015. This was the breeding between "Jaws" of Keslar
Kennels and "Tubb" Texas Trubador. The pedigree looked and sounded awesome
so we called Mr. Keslar in Nebraska.
Our conversation went as if we already knew each other and he was very
patient and informative of what he was providing. That alone sold us to do
business with Mr. Kesler.

When we arrived at his kennels, we were invited and treated as if were old
friends and turns out we had lots in common. He took the time to thoroughly
inform us with everything we needed to know as well as answering all our
questions. He gave us our privacy to be alone with the remaining pups to
make the connection one. The service was something special, one that is very
rare these days.
We picked a black female which not only met our expectations but by far
exceeded them in every way.

Over the past years I have trained my own dogs
and am a true believer of positive reinforcement in training instead of
forced training to build an absolute happy and confident retriever.
At 8 weeks she was retrieving bumpers, took to water like she had done it
for years, jumping into swift rivers without hesitation and retrieving ducks
and greater Canadian geese at 3 months 3 weeks old. At six months doing
advance retrieving like none other I have seen. It was like she already knew
all that she was supposed to do.
The Long Generation Pedigree as well as Proven and accomplished Parents
"Jaws" and "Tub" is unquestionably hard to top. Her progress made me feel
as though I was a professional dog trainer. I felt guilty for taking credit
for her fast accomplishments.
Although she was bred more for competition in Field Trials and Hunt Test,
she is a family member first, secondly a working retriever for Navajo
We Named her - Navajo's True "ZIA"

Thank you so much Pat.

Vernon and Shelaine Badoni
Navajo Outdoors
Submitted by: Darrin Riley on Jul 28, 2015
Pat is old school in his manners and business dealings: Straight forward, honest, open and simple - just the way I like it. He and his wife, Carmen, treated us like family during our stay in Hyannis and gave us all the time we needed to make the very difficult "first pick" of the Tubb x Jaws litter. They have a great facility and were a true pleasure to deal with. I am looking forward to many years of friendship and story telling with them. Pat's "Goose Blind Salsa" is good also!
Submitted by: Becky Rue on Jul 30, 2014
We own Ripley, an awesome, handsome chocolate male from the first breeding of Cako/Harry. He is aprox 7 months old now, and EVERYONE in the family loves him, and he is pretty near perfect. Loves the family, but great hunting instincts. Super cool personality and loves the water. He is a retrieving machine!!
Submitted by: Tehl K. on Mar 12, 2014
We were so impressed with Keslar Kennels that we decided to purchase another puppy, a yellow male from Pat and Carmen and could not be more happy with him. "Gunner" is 12 weeks old, and is already retrieving to hand, and is loving being out and about. He is fitting in great already with our other dog "Bella" and is another great addition to the family! I would highly recommend anyone in purchasing a pup from this breeder. Great people, great dogs is a recipe for a winning combination.
Submitted by: Mike Shirley on Mar 06, 2014
Deke is incredibly smart, and has bonded with our family very quickly. He is 11 weeks old and has already retrieved a quail for us as well as pointed a planted chukar we put out for him! He is already house trained, and has a great nose! He's always got his head down "hunting". Thanks for your help on finding our future champion and great companion.
Submitted by: Mike/Tiffany Wiser on Apr 16, 2013
"Gunner is our son Griffin's yellow lab that we got from Keslar Kennels. Pat helped us suprise Griffin on his 12th birthday. He was just as excited as we were! Gunner is a great dog with a mild demeanor that we attribute to Keslar Kennels. We would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good quality dog. Gunner is a perfect addition to our family.
Submitted by: Steve Clarke on Mar 30, 2013
Had Jake for a week now and he has already made himself king of the house! Never a dull moment with him. He has a lot of energy and is already having fun retrieving! When he is outside his nose is always on the ground hunting for something. Very well mannered for no older than he is. Going to be a good one!!! Thanks Pat & Carmen!!!
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