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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!

**My dogs are bred to hunt but also make GREAT family pets. References are available**

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

German Shorthaired Pointers: Tilly's breeding WAS NOT successful!

I will be breeding 2-3 more females along the way. I should have available pups in the May/June time-frame.

A deposit of $100 IS REQUIRED. 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. 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 buyer keeps his or her pup it is THEIR BUSINESS!!


English Setters: No expected litters at this time.

Boykin Spaniels: There should be a litter on the way. Izzie has been bred to Roux. Both are pictured on this site. The price of male or female will be $800 ** This litter is booked SOLID!

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

Brittanys: The planned litters are ALL BOOKED!

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.

Brittany: (Jace 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 STILL 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. 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 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 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, 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: Maureen Ahearn on Jan 12, 2015
I haven't got my pup yet, but I just wanted to applaud Dave for his wonderful and professional attitude when he called me.
I am DONE looking for my breeder. I have found it with Spintop Kennels.
I cannot wait to visit and pick my pup!
Submitted by: Mark Thorne on Dec 24, 2014
Mr. Holt was very kind and professional with everything! He was extremely easy to get in to contact with and was very organized. I am thankful for meeting Mr. Holt and being able to purchase a gsp from him. He's a beautiful puppy and healthy. I will definitely be purchasing another puppy soon!
Submitted by: Lauren on Nov 03, 2014
We loved Spin Top Kennel and David! He was so hospitable and truly loves all his dogs. I can't begin to describe how kind and helpful he has been. David has a great kennel set up and all of his dogs were beautiful and healthy. We bought our orange and white Brittany Spaniel pup (Lucy) from him and she is wonderful. Lucy has a gorgeous silky coat, a perfect 12 o'clock tail, a drive to learn, and is very affectionate. David showed us her parents and all his other dogs at the kennel. He keeps many different coat colors in all his dogs, so if you are looking for a specific color, you can find it here within a litter or two. David is not the type of breeder who only sells his pups to hunters. He wants them to go to happy, healthy homes and can be used for anything from hiking, companionship, jogging, and, of course, hunting. If we get a second hunting dog in a few years, Spin Top Kennel is where we will go.
Submitted by: Stephanie Hartman on Nov 03, 2014
My husband and I just got our little Maggie home this weekend. She is a beautiful Brittany and is already proving to be the best dog Iíve ever had.

I found Spin Top Kennels through the Gun Dog Breeders site and David had so many good reviews that Spin Top really seemed like the right pick, even though it was 7 hours from home in Baton Rouge, LA. All I have to say is that it was definitely the right decision!

David was so accommodating, sending pictures of the parents, pictures of the puppies once they were born, always getting back to me right after I emailed, and letting us take up some of his time on a Saturday to play with the puppies and pick the right one. We even got to meet both of her parents, which was pretty great.

And wow, you can definitely tell that this dog was treated well! She is incredibly healthy and very secure. She seemed to feel at home almost immediately and just loves people. Thank you David (Spin Top Kennels) for a beautiful baby and a wonderful experience in finding just the right one.

Submitted by: Shawn Ethridge on Oct 15, 2014
Truly a wonderful experience with David Holt at Spin Top Kennel. We kept in touch from day until the very day I picked up my GSP named Ranger who just turned 12 weeks today. Beautiful and smart dogs and wonderful people to deal with. Will send anyone looking to him and they will not be disappointed. Thanks again David.
Submitted by: Jessica Mooore on Oct 13, 2014
We have had our GSP now for a little over 4 weeks now. Our experience with Mr. Holt was excellent, he was highly recommended to us and he has exceeded all of our expectations. He was extremely thorough, worked very hard to get me the exact color and gender puppy I wanted, answered any and all crazy questions I had being a first time GSP owner.
Submitted by: Glenn Elliott on Oct 09, 2014
Had a wonderful experience working with David from Spin Top Kennels in buying a German shorthaired pointer puppy. He was very easy to work with and all his pups looked very healthy. The female GSP has been an excellent dog so far (4 months old). She is probably the smartest dog that we have ever owned. Had all the basic commands mastered by 8-9 weeks old (sit, stay, come, down). Started pointing at 7 weeks and now at 4 months old will hold a point long enough for me to go inside and grab a drink and come back out and she hasnít moved. She is all hunt mode during the day and lap dog at night. Everyone says what a beautiful dog she is and the vet gave her a clean bill of health from the get go. Highly recommend getting a dog from David. Wonderful man to work with and raises great puppies.
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.

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