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Spin Top Kennel - Alabama American Brittany, Boykin Spaniel, English Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Spin Top Kennel

** I DO NOT have birds for sale and I do not do training for the public**

****PUPPIES*** If you would like to reserve a puppy PLEASE send an email directily to or call 256-232-9142 IF you have already reserved a puppy I will get that puppy for you ASAP**

German Shorthaired Pointers, Brittanys and BOYKINS (my "little brown dogs.") I occasionally have pups or possibly some on the way...and occasionally I will have started dogs. Multiple references with names and numbers are in the field!

**My dogs are bred to hunt but also make GREAT family pets and great pal-around companions. References are available**

** The dogs are pictured on this site with the PEDIGREES! **

German Shorthaired Pointers: I have a litter of nine pup now that were born Feb 24th. Seven of the pups are colored black-roan and black-white. I have several reserve names....but not sure if the people will want all of the black-roans and black-whites. I have three litters that are due in March. Most of the pups should be colored liver-roan. The March litters should be ready to leave around May 12th and May 18th. If all goes well I will have other pups during the year.

A deposit of $100 IS REQUIRED for GSPs and Brittanys; a $200 deposit for boykins . The pups will be ready to leave at 6 weeks old and will have registration paper, micro-chipped, vaccinated, de-wormed regularly, tails and dew-claws docked. They will be weaned and eating DRY Purina Puppy Chow and ready to leave at 6-weeks old. I can forward more emails and pictures from satisfied owners than you will care to see or read. And there are comments on this site about many of the pups and dogs that have come from my kennel. I truly do appreciate those comments. These pups will make WONDERFUL family companions as well as NICE birddogs in the field and water. My pups go to people that use them for a variety of things; strictly for hiking-jogging-cycling companion-pets, for hunting quail, pheasants, dove, ducks/geese, blood trailing to locate deer, for antler sheds, for drug and explosives detection, and who knows what else. They are truly VERSATILE dogs. ALL of my pups come with FULL-UNLIMITED REGISTRATION. When I sell a puppy I sell ALL-OF-IT. And, I sell to people that keep them inside the house our OUTSIDE in kennels. The buyer IS the owner and where the buyers keep their pups is THEIR BUSINESS!! Who would BUY a puppy and not love and care for it?

PLEASE SEND E-MAIL DIRECTLY TO: or call:256-232-9142

Boykin Spaniels: No pups until later in the summer. My boykin stud Roux is available for stud services. He is OFA Clear --Price $1000 at the time of service.... He is pictured with the pedigrees on this site. He turns 'em out that make a SPLASH!!! His pups perform well on both land and water. Most people sell his pups for $1000 to $1500. His stud fee is FIRM!! I can point you to a NICE kennel that does have AVAILABLE pups that are bred right!!

Brittanys: No pups at this time

I have MULTIPLE references and past litter pictures from most of my crosses. If you are interested please E-MAIL directly to: or call 256-232-9142. (Athens, AL) If no answer please leave a message...I WILL return your call or email.

***All of my dogs/pups come with either AKC, CKC (Chaka), BSS, or FDSB registration paper, micro-chip, tails and dew-claws docked, vaccinated and dewormed regularly. The PEDIGREES are listed on this site.***

The deposit: It just causes so much trouble when someone actually DID NOT want a puppy..and others have been REJECTED. I TOTALLY understand that BAD things can happen, and I do not wish to sound mean....but ...Please KNOW if you DO or DO NOT want a puppy and if you want a MALE or a FEMALE....please???? And, please reach down deep and find the GUTS to tell me if you have backed-out from buying a puppy. That does not take much effort.

The picks are determined in the order that the names are received. I always send pictures of the pups for the buyer to view. Most buyers pick from the pictures, but it is just fine when it is your time to pick for you to come for a SCHEDULED visit to pick a puppy. 256-232-9142

If there is a need I will work with the buyer with getting the puppy to his or her home. I have great over-the-road contacts that can deliver your pup right to your home for a VERY REASONABLE fee.

** STUD SERVICES: $600 except for my boykin Roux...Check out the STUD DOG Pedigrees on this site...

German Shorthaired Pointers: Edge, Jubal, and Lord are colored liver/roan/patched/ticked.

Brittany: (Ace- is colored liver/white)

Setter: (Sarge--Tri-colored black/white/tan)

Boykin Spaniel: Roux...of course a little brown dog...RICH liver-colored.


I think my puppy prices are very affordable for the caliber of puppy that you will be getting. You might find them cheaper....but cheaper is NOT ALWAYS better. And you might find them priced HIGHER that are not as good! That will be your choice. My Boykins cost $900, the brittanys are $600 and the GSPs are $700. I KNOW I could get MORE...but my prices are what I believe to be fair. Please let me know if I can help in ANY way with a puppy.

The Spin Top Kennel was AKC inspected on February 9, 2017. (And is ALWAYS opened and ready for an UNANNOUNCED AKC inspection.) My dogs were checked and scanned and the facilities and records were checked at detailed level. I am happy to say I DID NOT and have NEVER received ANY negative mark(s). The inspection record may be viewed at the kennel upon request by ANY buyer or potential buyer. I got such nice compliments about the condition of the pups, studs, females and about the facilities. The facilities are all "home-made" with labor and love. There is not one thing fancy here...EXCEPT the dogs! And YES my dogs live in the kennels with access to the run-yards. My females and pups live in the whelping-building. We just strive to run the kennel with integrity. Remember, please call ahead BEFORE you come to pick your puppy...with a smile! 256-232-9142

I SINCERELY THANK YOU for visiting this website and reading about my dogs. And MANY thanks to the HOST for this avenue of exposure. REMEMBER: send E-MAILS directly to If you are a LOW-LIFE worthless SCAMMER..please do not waste my time. Come to my house!! Be meet GOD!!

May GOD Bless...Keep... and Protect ...and May God CONTINUE TO BLESS AMERICA!

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
American Brittany, Boykin Spaniel, English Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Hunting, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
David Holt
23724 Reunion Rd.
Athens, Alabama 35613
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 40 years.
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Submitted by: Hannah fabre on Jan 23, 2017
My experience with dealing with David at Spin Top Kennel was the best experience I could have ever hoped for! I was extremely nervous about buying a about 10 hours away and doin it as a surprise for my husband but David was extremely patient and so helpful I would never buy a GSP from anyone else but him! Our Hank is 2 years old and we still keep in touch with David with pictures! Our Hank is not long a great hunting dog but also a great family dog!! I would refer anyone to buying a dog from David!!
Submitted by: Maggie Eason on Jan 07, 2017
My family and I got our beautiful Brittany spaniel, Lily, from David in the fall of 2014. She is such a smart and beautiful dog and is a perfect fit for our family. Mr. Holt was such a pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend him and his dogs to anyone! When/If we are need of another dog in the future we will most definitely be calling Spin Top Kennel.
Submitted by: Brett Young on Dec 02, 2016
David and Spin Top Kennels was by far THE best buying experience I have ever had. After researching for months for the breeder I would be picking my GSP up from, I came across Spin Top Kennels. I touched base with David and he helped me through every step of the way. David has been raising pups for far longer than I have been alive, and the pups speak for themselves. David is unbelievably knowledgeable about these dogs and went out of his way to help me, and answered my emails almost immediately. David kept me up-to-date on the litter of pups with pictures and at 6 weeks, it was time to make the trip from Florida, to Athens, Alabama to pick up the newest member of our family. David is running an amazing and clean kennel. He even has a separate building that the customer can play with the pups in - clearly he knows what he is doing. My pup was even more beautiful in person. She was incredible on the 10 hour ride home to Florida. That was last night, and today is my first day with her. I couldn't imagine purchasing a pup from anyone or anywhere else.

Submitted by: Bill and Sara Davis on Nov 14, 2016
My wife and I decided last year to purchase to GSP puppies upon moving to our new home in Highlands NC. Their we have plenty of room for our new boys to play and explore their inbreed instincts of hunting and pointing. We were impressed at the start of our decision with the quality and love which David Holt has for all his pups. Thus, we made the choice to only purchase our new GSP's from Spin-Top. Both our guys, Moses and Ramses have been just pure joy for us and our family. Upon our first and continued posting on FB and Instagram we have had hundreds of commits and everyone saying these are the most attractive pups they have ever seen. Both are liver/roan and just full of life and passion for being a part of our family and the outdoors. Now at 10 weeks old, both are already trained to set, stay and obey to name commands. We provided David a short video of these commands to show how easy it was to establish this obedient training.

We could not be happier with our guys and are thankful everyday for having such a high quality breeder like Spin-Top for giving us such awesome additions to our home.

Bill Davis
Submitted by: Wynn Springer on Nov 10, 2016
I picked up my female GSP about two weeks ago, and the entire experience with David has been great. I was originally supposed to get a puppy from David back in the spring, however, things did not work as planned. He ensured to keep me updated on the progress of the fall litters, and I even had the opportunity to visit within a few weeks of the puppies being born to pick out the puppy that I wanted. Since bringing her home, she has had me on my toes and on the go. Even at such an early stage, her intelligence and love are evident, and I can only imagine what she will be like as she grows. I highly recommend David and Spin Top Kennel!
Submitted by: Nicolle Williamson on Jul 24, 2016
My son had asked for a "puppy with spots" for Christmas last minute last year and as a result of research and determination, we found Mr. David and Spintop Kennels. At the time he had one puppy left but felt like that was not the perfect fit. He worked with us to facilitate a puppy from his next litter and we picked up our liver and ticked boy GSP in February. He has been a perfect match for or us. The Vet praises his breeding and our boys keep him busy running the woods, pointing and even fishing. Mr. David really delivers on quality and personalization. We will definitely be back in touch soon for our next addition; once we get out of the puppy stage with this one. We would recommend Spintop Kennels to anyone interested in a quality hunting dog or family companion.
Submitted by: ron and felecia potts on Jul 14, 2016
We have had our little boykin from spintop kennels for about 3 years now. The initial transaction was superb. Our little girl is our princess-much to the real kids jealousy! She loves to hunt, retrieve tirelessly in and out of water. we have to just quit throwing to get her to quit retrieving. She loves running and quarters naturally. When she gets hot, she runs in one door strait to the back door and wait to be let into the pool area so she can go for a swim with her little docked tail looking like a rudder as she swims. She sleeps with us, goes on vacation with us, goes to work with us and loves us. We love her!
Submitted by: Zac Buckley on Jul 13, 2016
The GSP I bought from David is now 6.5 months old and I couldn't be happier. He is growing into an incredibly athletic dog that is instinctively pointing and stalking birds in my backyard with no training whatsoever. Can't wait to see what he will do once he gets some professional training. I'm trying not to get too excited about just how good I think he can be. Thanks a lot David. You've got a great thing going.
Submitted by: Justin Trice on Jun 29, 2016
Rocky is now 9 months old and my wife let me know if could get another one and I can't wait rocky is the best puppy I've ever been around so I know number 2 will bring us just that much more joy. Waiting for rocky's new friend thanks a million David and spin top kennels.
Submitted by: David and Keely Darnell on May 06, 2016
David and I could not be more pleased with our pup, Doc. He is a Boykin spaniel and is right at 12 weeks old. He is beautiful, obedient, and full of energy! He does GREAT with other people, children, and dogs.
Our experience with Spin Top Kennels was wonderful! David was quick to respond to our emails, and was a joy to work with during the entire process. He is kind, welcoming, and very generous. We are so thankful we've had the pleasure of working with him.
We will get all our dogs from Spin Top!

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