Thank you for stopping by. My name is Greg Nelson; I grew up in the Southwest part of Iowa and spent many weekends chasing pheasants with our family Labrador Retrievers. My parents became involved in the retriever world and AKC Field Trials in the late 1960’s and they still are involved today. Hunting, breeding and training Labrador Retrievers have been a constant part of my entire life.
After my Junior College basketball career ended, I needed something to fulfill my competitive needs and time. I found it in AKC Hunt Tests in 1994. Over the last 20 years I have spent 11 of them as an Amateur competing in AKC Hunt Tests and Field Trials and 9 years as a Professional Trainer focused on both AKC Hunt Tests, World Class Duck Dogs, and Fantastic Pheasant Dogs. Hunting is essential with my dogs and client dogs, I spend 2 months every fall guiding at Pheasant Crest Lodge in Kimball, South Dakota.
My wife, Janelle, and I make our home in the small town of Plattsburg, just 30 miles north of downtown Kansas City. Teaching is the focus of both of our lives. Janelle is an elementary principal in Kearney. While I focus on the four legged kind.
The Focus at Kansas City Retrievers is…from Puppy to Performer. Our goal is for you to have a competitor or hunting companion that anyone would be proud to own, compete with, have in the duck blind, the upland field, and most importantly a part of your home.