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 spintopkennel@charter.net 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 available....pics 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: Stella and Lord colored liver-roan -- pups were born Dec. 26th, 2017. The price of the pups will be $700. Elsa and Zeke pups were born Jan 4th, 2018. Elsa is colored black-roan. She is bred to Zeke colored liver-roan. Their pups will cost $700. Inga and Lord pups were born Jan 7, 2018. 

 The Inga-Lord pups will cost $1000 each. This is a breeding I have been trying to accomplish for 3 years. Both Inga and Lord are colored liver-roan and FULL GERMAN top and bottom. Lord and Inga came from Bona's Kennel in Indiana. This cross has brought the pups "back-to-Bona." This is a BREEDER'S dream litter. They should be AWESOME. And, probably would be priced higher at many other kennels. 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 UNLIMITED 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 ...it is THEIR BUSINESS!!  Who would BUY a puppy and not love and care for it?

PLEASE SEND E-MAIL DIRECTLY TO: spintopkennel@charter.net or call:256-232-9142

Boykin Spaniels: I do not have any pups at the present time, but Izzie and Remi have been bred. They are due Jan 14th and Jan. 18th. These are tried and true crosses. If you wish to get on the reserved list you may let me know. The price of the pups is $1000 male or female. My boykin stud Roux is available for stud services.  He is OFA Clear --Price $850 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!! The pups come with UNLMITED BSS Registration. Roux has sired multiple litters through out the state of Alabama and TN for other breeders. Multiple references!!!

Brittanys: I do not have any brittany pups at the present time, but my female Dixie has been bred to my male Ace. This is a PROVEN cross...solid birddogs!   The pups are due Jan 7th, 2018. The cost of Brittany pups is $600. There should be liver-white and orange white pups from this litter. 

 I have MULTIPLE references and past litter pictures from most of my crosses.  If you are interested please E-MAIL directly to: spintopkennel@charter.net 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, BSS, or FDSB registration paper,(except Chaka...she is CKC registered...a great dog..I simply did not want to jump through the hoops to get her AKC registered.) micro-chip, tails and dew-claws docked, vaccinated and dewormed regularly.  The PEDIGREES are listed on this site.***

 The deposit: 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 time for you to pick 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: Zeke, 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 can 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 $1000, the brittanys are $600 and the GSPs are $700. (When Lord and Inga are bred the pups from that litter will cost $1000 each.) 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 spintopkennel@charter.net If you are a LOW-LIFE worthless SCAMMER..please do not waste my time. 

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: Jaime H on Jan 09, 2018
My partner & I have had the best experience working with David and his dogs. David was personable & helpful, especially for new puppy owners. We got our puppy in October from his Peggy & Zeke litter and could not be happier with our girl.

She is so smart and sweet. She turned 12 weeks old this past weekend & is already (basically) housebroken, can sit, lay down, and stay, on command. She comes when called & walks on a leash perfectly. Even at 8 weeks, she knew “crate” and “go outside”. At 8 weeks she was also sleeping in her crate at night 6-7 hours without crying or fussing. Our girl loves to play and is very affectionate but not overly excitable. She loves to go on walks and run around outside.

Our girl loves people and loves to play with other dogs. We started taking her places right away and make sure to make her walks exciting and to new places.

I highly recommend David & Spin Top Kennel. We feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful puppy!
Submitted by: Nick Sabatino on Dec 19, 2017
We got our Brittany from a litter born to Rose and Jace on July 3, 2014. Ruby is the sweetest dog in the world and a fantastic hunter of upland game out here in Nevada. Our experience with David was exceptional. We hunted high and low for brittany breeders when we were living in Georgia and it just had not worked out. As soon as we found David and started communicating with him, we knew we had found the right place. He made the process so easy. He kept us updated during the 7 weeks we waited to pick up our pup. She has been a healthy dog for the last 3 1/2 years and we could not be happier. Great experience. My only regret is that we now live on the west coast and getting another dog from David will be nearly impossible for us.
Submitted by: Shane on Sep 18, 2017
My son and I took our 11 month old GSP that we got from Mr. Holt to the dove field for the first time without much training due to a hectic spring and summer schedule. Excellent breeding showed out as our Dolly retrieved every bird we shot and brought them straight back to me. She found doves that fell in high weeds, she found doves that fell in woods and she tracked down a few doves for other folks that she didn't see shot. She made my 6 year old boy's day with all the doves she retrieved, he absolutely loved it and walked her proudly back to the truck after shooting our limit. A big thanks to Mr. Holt and his wonderful family for letting us own one of his wonderful dogs, our Dolly has been the perfect mix between a great hunting dog and loyal family pet!
Submitted by: Allie Stedry on Sep 17, 2017
Over the past year or so, we wanted to welcome a GSP puppy into the family, but decided to wait until after we moved into our new home in Huntsville, AL. Roughly 6 months prior to the move, we began the journey of searching for reputable breeders in the area with the hopes of finding the right breeder with available puppies at the right time. After extensive research and receiving a handful of recommendations from others, we decided on Spin Top Kennel.

I can not thank David enough for the GSP puppy we recently brought home from Spin Top a couple of weeks ago! I have been in contact with David since May of this year. He is one of the most honest and genuine people I have even spoken with. He truly wants to make everything work out for the potential owners that contact him and will do everything in his power to do so. We made our first trip to Spin Top to pick out our puppy from the litter. During this visit, we spent over 2 hours playing with each puppy in the litter and carefully narrowing down our decision. Mr. Holt immediately welcomed us when we arrived and was nothing less than extremely patient and kind during our puppy picking process. He never made us feel rushed during this process and happily answered our long list of questions.

A couple weeks later after our first visit, as we were getting more and more excited about bringing our new puppy home, we reached out to David again and asked if it was okay to come visit our puppy again and see how she was doing. His response was, "Of course!" Again, David will do everything he can to make it all work out for his customers and will go out of his way to make sure they are happy.
After the day had come to bring our puppy home she has been the highlight of our days! She is SO smart and is the smartest most attentive puppy I have ever seen. She learned the "sit" command on day 3 and the "stay" command shortly after. The first week she even started crying by the front door to let us know she needs to go out. Her hunting instincts were also immediately noticed, as she intuitively sneaks up and "points" while playing with her toys.
She easily transitioned into her new home with us and we could not be happier. She has met numerous people, dogs and kids in our neighborhood and is great with all of them. We have received so many compliments on her coat, her temperament and her obedience. Upon her first visit to the vet, the vet immediately commented on the paperwork that David had given us and was impressed with the deworming series he had completed. She wanted to check for worms one last time just to make sure, and after looking through the microscope herself she said that this puppy's breeder was the best she had ever seen in terms of deworming and that "her breeder really knew what he was doing." We have continued to keep in touch with David since bringing our puppy home. He is not only our breeder but has also become a friend. We had been planning on getting another puppy down the road and will only be coming back to Spin Top kennel!
Submitted by: Kisha on Aug 08, 2017
I purchased my GSP from Mr. David at Spin Top. Our baby is named River and he is by far the best bred dog I've seen. River attracts attention all over the Tri County area with comments about his stance, color and disciplined behavior. When it came to potty training and retrieving, River was a natural. At 7 weeks River would go to the door when he needed to potty. What a relief that was. We worked on retrieving and it took a few times before he was back and forth. He couldn't wait for the next throw. I have two children, 4 and 10. River is an awesome pet as well. My children love him and he protects more than I thought he would. He is overall the best investment I've ever made. Our experience with Mr. David was like no other. He is the most honest well rounded man. Not only did we end up with an amazing puppy but we gained a wonderful friend too. I would recommend Mr. David at Spin Top over any other breeder in the state. What a fantastic experience!
Submitted by: Abby Ambrose on May 27, 2017
I can not thank you enough Mr. Holt for the puppy I have received from your kennel. My German shorthair Sadie is just beautiful. Mr. Holt truly cares about all of his puppies/dogs and the people who come to get them. Don't expect anything less than the best from Spin Top Kennel!!
Submitted by: Megan on Apr 05, 2017
Our experience in finding the right GSP for our family was made so simple thanks to the help of David! He made sure all of our questions were answered and was always easy to get in touch with throughout the process. He made sure that we had very clear pictures during the time for us to select our puppy so that we could make the most well informed decision. I will forever recommend Spin Top Kennels for anyone looking for a dog, solely because of how wonderful our experience and our puppy has been!
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.

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