Hickory Nut Kennels is a full service kennel offering British Labradors and Golden Retrievers. Training is available with the purchase of one of our pups. We also train other retrieving breeds for the public, gundogs and obedience training. Service dogs and therapy dogs are trained on site or with the new families. We specialize in dogs for autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, epilepsy and multiple typed of mobility impairments. Stud services are also available starting at $1,500.00. We are an AKC certified kennel, legacy breeder providing top of the line hunting dogs. We take much pride in providing our customers with the best of the best in our dogs. They are not only are personal hunting and family companions, they volunteer visiting our hospitals and nursing homes to share much love and sweet memories. They are not only a Gentleman's or Woman's Gun Dog, Adventure Dog, Snow Dogs they are wonderful, unconditional working and loving companions anyone can have. A deposit of $300.00 will reserve a pup until 6 weeks of age then the remaining balance of $950.00 at the time of pick up. Please visit us on Facebook... Pics and videos posted daily,Hickory Nut Kennels.com and instagram, hnkoutdoors. We would like to thank you for visiting our sight and hope to hear from you soon. Send us an email, text or call us. We will get back to you and it's our pleasure to serve you.
James and Liz
Submitted by: Callie Nowak on May 01, 2017
I bought my dog from Hickory Nut Kennels in february. I've owned a few Labrador retrievers in the past, and this is by far the smartest and calmest of them all. He loves to play but he knows when to turn it off as well. I get compliments everywhere I go as to how beautiful and well behaved he is, especially at such a young age. Liz has been a tremendous help as well. I had asked her about potty training tips and she called me personally and talked to me about tips and tricks. I kid you not, less than a week after we talked and I implemented her tips my puppy was potty trained. I will definitely be back to buy another one from them and highly recommend them!!
Submitted by: Kevin Guthrie on Feb 23, 2017
We purchased two puppies from James and Liz within the last four years. Both of which were intended to be for the kids, but my wife and I enjoy them as much as they do. James is very knowledgeable and willing to help in any way throughout the training process. Their dogs are second to none! I would recommend that anyone who is interested in a quality dog for either the field, or as a pet contact Hickory Nut Kennels.
Submitted by: Kourtney/Will Radcliff on Jan 06, 2016
We got our dog from Hickory Nut Kennel at 6 weeks old. James and Liz breed excellent dogs. She was potty trained within 2 weeks. She is now 9 weeks old knows how to sit and stay, she is leashed trained, and is potty trained. Liz and James truly care about their dogs. It was evident when we picked our little Zoe up at the kennel. I recommend everyone to get their Labs from them.
Submitted by: Lily wilson on Dec 13, 2015
These are the best breeders ever! I love them so much I chose to go see them for my 10th birthday
Submitted by: Dan McDaniel on Dec 12, 2015
We saw James and Liz at Bass Pro Shop in Leeds in late 2014 and were very impressed with their dogs. We talked about getting a puppy for almost a year and then decided to have another look. About 3 weeks ago when James and Liz were at Bass Pro Shops again, we visited and came home with a beautiful black lab puppy. Walter is his name. He is very handsome and is extremely intelligent. He learned to let us know when he needed to go out almost the first day a little over 6 weeks old. He learned to ring a sleigh bell hung on the door to the backyard within a day of us putting it on the door.
Very pleased with this beautiful dog.
Submitted by: Kellie Graff on Sep 29, 2015
And I did it again. I loved my first Lab from Hickory Nut Kennels so much I went back for seconds. Just last weekend I brought home a bundle of yellow puppy love known as Gunnar. I am proud to call James and Liz my friends. They are wonderful people devoted to their Labs and the breed. Their Lab babies come from solid parents and James works hard to keep their lines pure and healthy. As for training - wow - the tips he has offered are world class. Training without harm or discomfort for the dog (or owner) is his forte. If I had room, I'd buy a chocolate and have a variety pack!
Submitted by: Kellie Graff on Aug 29, 2015
We had visited with Hickory Nut Kennel puppies almost every weekend at Bass Pro Shops in Leeds, AL for a year before we took the leap. My husband had always loved Labs. I was a German shepherd girl. I promised him we would get a Lab and we did - from Hickory Nut Kennels. My daughters and I went to their kennel located in Cullman, AL and were welcomed with open arms. We played with Lab puppies and Golden puppies as well as seeing the parents and witnessing their temperaments. James spent a couple of hours talking to us about British Labs and training. I was sold. We brought home the newest member of our family that afternoon - 4-month old Jaxsyn. He is a sparkling black bundle of fun and love. Six months later my husband passed away and I was so grateful for Jaxsyn during his illness. He never left my husband's side after he came home on hospice. After his passing Jaxsyn and I have been inseparable. He is not a trained gun dog but he is a certified emotional support dog and has given the quiet love and support I have needed. I would never dream of getting a Lab anywhere else. Jaxsyn is the calmest, coolest, and most devoted and loving companion I have ever had. If you are looking for a family companion to be your friend through thick and thin - Hickory Nut Kennels is the place to go.
Submitted by: Richard Ellis on Jul 02, 2015
I got my first lab from James about 15 years a go it was a trained yellow female named LIZ see was a great hunter and family dog. Since that time I have owned two other Lab,s from James. My 1 year old that I have now is doing great with his training and I believe he will be the best retriever I have owned. I believe his breeding program is producing better dogs than ever before.
Submitted by: Mike Norris on Apr 15, 2015
I have know James a long time no one has better labs than he dose!!! I got MoJo chocolate boy 1st and then a week later got yellow boy Jake and black boy Storm ,they all are unbelievable smart and easy going !!! James will help you with any problems you may have .πππππ He's helped me more than I can tell everyone .
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Submitted by: Daniel Morris on Dec 04, 2014
When looking for a puppy about 9 months ago I knew I wanted a lab but did not know much at all about them. After talking to James multiple times I decided I would take his word and give his a shot and man am I glad I did! I got a yellow lab that was 9 weeks old and he has been the best decision ever made. At 6 months old he was picking up doves in heavy cover and has already tracked and found 5 deer this year and can't wait to get him on some ducks! Plus he is the best house dog I have ever had. If you buy a dog from James he will do everything he can to help you, before and after you have purchased your dog, with anything from simple obedience to running in field trials. The yellow lab, Kemper, has been so great we bought a black Drake puppy today that is only 6 weeks old and his name is Sumter. I know he will be just as great as Kemper. I would recommend Hickory Nut Kennels to everyone, you won't be disappointed!