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

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****PUPPIES*** If you would like to reserve a puppy...please send an email directily to or call 256-232-9142

German Shorthaired Pointers, English Setters, Brittanys and BOYKINS(my "little brown dogs") all trained and tried on the farm. 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!

German Shorthaired Pointers: ALL GSP pups costs $600 male or female. I have bred Macy colored liver-roan to Rudy colored liver-roan, Ruby colored solid liver is bred to Rudy and Coco Marley solid liver is also bred to Rudy. Kimber colored liver-white is bred to Rex colored liver-roan. If these breedings are successful there should be pups colored solid liver, liver-roan, and liver-white. The pups should be ready to leave around CHRISTMAS TIME! :) I will hopefully be able to eventually get a pup to everyone that has expressed an interest.

A deposit of $100 will hold a puppy for you. The pups will be AKC registered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, dewormed regularly, tails and dew-claws docked. 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. And, I truly do appreciate those comments. These pups will make WONDERFUL family companions as well as NICE birddogs in the field. 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.


English Setters: No expected litters at this time. 8/24/2014

Boykin Spaniels:.. If things go as planned...there should be a litter ready to leave around Christmas time!

My boykin stud Roux is available for stud services. Price $500 .... He is pictured with the pedigrees on this site.

Brittanys: Cedar and Jace have four females they are all taken. I will be breeding Rose and Ashton later. I have MULTIPLE references and past litter pictures. If you are interested please E-MAIL directly to: or call 256-232-9142. If no answer please leave a message...I WILL return your call or email.

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

A deposit of $100 IS REQUIRED for ALL Pups. It just causes so much trouble when someone decides they DO 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???? The picks are determined in the order that the names and DEPOSITS are received. I encourage the buyer to come and visit the pups. I always send pictures of the pups for the buyer to view. Most buyers pick from the pictures, but it is just fine for anyone to come for a visit to pick a puppy.

If there is a need I will work with the buyer in 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: $500 Check out the STUD DOG Pedigrees on this site...

German Shorthaired Pointers: Hank, Rex, Lord and Rudy are colored liver/roan/patched/ticked and Cash is colored Black.

Brittany: (Jace colored liver/white)

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

Boykin Spaniel: Roux...of course a little brown dog...some call him liver-colored.


GUIDED HUNTS: A new venture: We will possibly be offering selected guided hunts Monday-Saturday beginning in late October. This can be a great opportunity for family and or dad, sons and daughters, grandparents and grand children, or couples and singles. Details about the hunts will be listed later. We do not have over-night facilities but there are multiple choice hotels and restaurants within eight miles.

I think my puppy prices are STILL very affordable for the caliber of puppy that you will be getting. You might find them cheaper....but cheaper is NOT ALWAYS better. That will be your choice. Please let me know if I can help in ANY way with a puppy.

The Spin Top Kennel was inspected by an inspector with The American Kennel Club (AKC) on March 20th, 2014. 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 climate-controlled kennel-building. No PUPPY MILL HERE....We just strive to run the kennel with integrity. You are always welcomed to come by for a visit. But, please call ahead of the visit...with a smile!

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

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, Training, Stud Services, Birds for sale
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: Lauren Sabatino on Sep 12, 2014
I could not say enough amazing things about Spin Top Kennel and David! We pick up our Brittany about three weeks ago and couldn't be more in love! David was very caring and attentive as I emailed him numerous times with a million questions, he always responded promptly and in such a kind manner. When my husband and I arrived to pick up our girl, we were shown around the property and it is large, clean, and all of the dogs looked so happy and healthy! I would encourage anyone to get a dog from them! We are looking forward to many happy years with our little Ruby!!
Submitted by: Lynette Byrne on Sep 10, 2014
We were lucky enough to purchase our LBD from Spintop Kennels in July. We have never had a LBD before. They are rare in our area. (Pacific Northwest) We always have had Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Goldens. I wanted to wait a few months and see how our little guy developed before I wrote a testimonial. He is 16 weeks now. We are very amazed of how birdie he is. He played with a grouse yesterday and really showed how birdie he is. He loves boat rides and playing with all the dogs up at the cabin. He is very smart and stays very close to us. He is such a good boy. We are pleased with his personally and loyalty already. He is very eager to please and very lovable.
He swam a little but we are not pushing that right now. Bubba can sit, stay, come and beginning to heel. He is a fast learner. His coat is super silky and shiny. Bubba has a beautiful confirmation. He is put together really well. I think he would have been a good show dog. We don't show dogs but I know a little about confirmation with the Chesapeake's that show in our area. HIs back, legs and head is very straight. He moves very fluid. We truly got a great companion and hunting buddy. I also want to share that David at Spintop Kennels was very dependable and easy to work with. We live over 5000k miles away from the kennel and the logistics of shipping our pup over the road could not have been easier with David at the helm. Thanks again David!
Submitted by: Thomas Harper on Sep 07, 2014
I started my search off for a gun dog and a fishing buddy. I searched and located Spin Top Kennels and contacted Mr Holt. After several emails and Mr Holt answering my questions I decided to ride up and look at his kennel. When we first showed up Mr Holt and his family welcomed us like we had been coming to there home for years. We walked around his kennel and looked at all the different breeds he had and he answered every question I had about each dog.All the buildings are nice and the dogs where all well cared for and where happy dogs. We looked at his puppy's and he took his time helping me to decide on which breed I really wanted and would suit my needs better. After about an hour we had decided on a Solid Liver GSP and we got to pick him out. Mr Holt sent us pics of "SHUG" while he was growing and still answered any questions I had. We setup a date to pick him up and when we did Mr Holt had all the paper work in order and everything was well organized. We never felt rushed when we was there and never had a bad feeling about doing business with him. We took the puppy to our vet and he give us a great bill of health and said he was one of the best looking GSP he has seen. The vet also commented on how organized Mr Holt had his paper work and could tell by that he was a great breeder. I just want to say my first buying from a kennel experience was great with Mr Holt and Spin Top Kennels and I will definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to buy a puppy.
Submitted by: Josh Hoos on Sep 02, 2014
My experience with David Holt at Spin Top Kennels was second to none. David was kind and patient as he walked my wife, our 5 year old daughter, and I through a million questions as we are first time pointer owners. We went to Vist the kennels and they were perfectly kept with happy health working hunting dogs in them. I saw multiple breeds with some of the most handsome dogs I have ever seen. I have been looking for a GSP for a long time and I knew getting one from David was the best decision. I got a black roan male from David for a family pet and as a hunting dog. My puppy is beautiful BOLD and retrieving the second day we have had him home. I can't say enough about David! I will say we will get all our
Puppies from him and I'm going to name him Spin Top's Forrest! Thanks David and SPIN TOP! Josh Hoos
Submitted by: Wesley McCullough on Sep 01, 2014
Just wanted to give an update on my Little Brown Dog "Wrigley" that I got from SpinTop a few months back. Wrigley is 5 1/2 months old now and just went on her first dove hunt. She shocked me. I have spent a lot of time working with her but you never know how a dog will respond on their first "real" hunt. Wrigley picked up the majority of my birds including some water retrieves. Her natural instincts in the field were unbelievable and I credit that to the fine breeding that you will find at SpinTop Kennels. If you are looking for a natural, hard working gun dog, or a loving best friend (Wrigley is both of these to me) look no further than Mr. David and SpinTop Kennel. You will be glad you did. Thanks for everything Mr. David!
Submitted by: Brittany Petish on Aug 18, 2014
I went and picked up my Brittany Spaniel Male puppy this past Friday and my experience with David throughout the whole process has been like no other. I was able to watch him grow through pictures and fall in love with him before I even had him in my home. David was willing to answer any and all questions I had as I was learning about what my new puppies needs would be. I took the puppy to the vet the day I picked him up and they said they said it was one of the prettiest Brittany's they had ever seen. His eyes are just breath taking. He checked out as healthy as can be and he's very smart and anxious to learn and please. I would absolutely recommend David and Spin Top Kennel. He's given me a life long companion. I can't wait to watch Finnegan, my little man grow.
Submitted by: Scott & Savannah Sumners on Jul 03, 2014
We received a female liver and white Brittany from SpinTopKennels for our wedding gift this past January. She has been the most sweet, wonderful, and intelligent dog! My husband and I aren't into hunting but wanted an athletic dog as a companion and we couldn't have picked a better breed, let alone, a better breeder! Bisou (French for kiss) had already learned 5 or 6 tricks by the time she was just 8 weeks, and she was potty trained by 12 weeks. Now almost 7 months, she has won over the hearts of our whole family and lights up everyone's face with her loving and sweet disposition. I recommend a Brittany to anyone looking for a loyal companion. Beware these dogs do require lots of attention and exercise, but if you have the time and dedication this sweet breed will be a wonderful addition to your family!
Submitted by: Ron Potts on Jun 26, 2014
My wife made all of the arrangements to purchase a little brown dog from Spin Top Kennels as a present to me for fathers day. Oh yes, I do love her!
I have been around gun dogs and gun dog people all of my life..... my wife has not... so I had a little anxiety about the Boykin search!
My wife is however very thorough!She hunted for our first little brown dog as hard as I hunt for turkey gobblers in the springtime.
When we first arrived at Mr. David's my anxiety about the pup started to melt away - We found a REAL gun dog man with a great selection of REAL working gundogs.
ALL of the dogs at spin top appeared to be in marvellous condition.. they were in great physical shape..coats were perfect..eyes all clear.. kennels were very clean....the dam and puppy enclosure was impressive.... all of the grown dogs paid close attention to David as he moved through the area.
By the time we had our Boykin pup back to our vehicle all of the previous anxiety I had was replaced with the comforting feeling that Mr. David had done all that could be done to provide us with the opportunity to develop a top tier working gun dog / family companion.
Lil Red is is about 7 months old now. She has responded well to training but she has responded even better to becoming a part of our family.She is a prissy, spirited, playful pup that has yet to spend a single night out doors. She is a beautiful smooth coat Boykin and she darn well knows it too!!
Could not be more pleased with our experience with Mr.David and Spin Top Kennels. We wholeheartedly endorse Spin TOP Kennels !! !!
Submitted by: Amy Harris on Jun 25, 2014
Me and my husband were looking into getting a Boykin spaniel for train for duck hunting. We came across Spin Top Kennels on and contacted Mr Holt. He was more than please to sell us one of his beautiful little brown dogs. We also had two other friends who were interested in one too. So we all put out name on the list. When we got the call the puppies were ready, we all loaded up and headed to Athens. When we got there the place was beautiful. We knew right away that we had picked the perfect kennel. Mr. Holt and his family were very nice and welcoming. The kennels were set up perfect. We got to meet the mother and father of the litter and learned a little about their background. Once we got the puppies out, the hunt was on. Mr. Holt was more than happy to let us play with them and take all the time we needed to pick one. After a very tough decision, we picked a beautiful, happy, very energetic dog! Our other two friends picked one and we loaded up all three and came back south. We made a 5 hour drive to Athens and it was so worth it. I recommend spin top kennels to every one.
Submitted by: Krista Watson on Jun 09, 2014
I contacted Mr. Holt originally looking for a GSP puppy about three weeks ago. He invited my husband and I out to look at his kennel and some of the dogs he breeds. He let me hold a bodkin spaniel and that was it I FELL IN LOVE! :) We got to pick up our new fur baby last Friday and we love her to pieces. Mr. Holt is a WONDERFUL person! We had the best experience getting our little fur baby from him. Not only was he prompt in responding to me, he is AMAZINGLY friendly and such a blessing to work with! His kennel is nice and clean and hes willing to show you around and answer any questions you may have. I recommend his kennel to anyone interested in a spaniel or GSP. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

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