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Holbrook Kennels - Kentucky American Brittany, German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Holbrook Kennels

Welcome to Holbrook Kennels.  I run a small operation located in central Kentucky.  I grew up hunting quail and grouse in the foothills of Eastern Kentucky.  This being said all of my dogs are out of proven hunting stock, yet their pedigrees will speak for themselves with NFC, AFC, FC, and Dc field trial titles.  Names such as Nolan's Last Bullet, Tuminski's Crib, FC AFC Cunningham Roustabout Rowdy, FC Wrenegade's Strike Three, NFC FC Uodibar's Koonas, FC Rawhide's Lexington Jake and NFC Heide's Mighty City Slicker are present throughout my breeding.  I believe in careful and selective breeding of only the best bloodlines and only proven hunting dogs to ensure my pups have all the traits and characteristics needed to become great hunters.

All my pups are socialized with adults and young children starting at 5 days old.  They are handled and played with on a daily basis from then on.  I personally do not like a timid, agressive or overly hyper dog so I have carefully bred my dogs not to have these traits. I usually have one or two litters a year of each breed alternating between sires and dams.  My dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club of North America. 

I only train and work dogs in the spring and summer months leaving the fall months to do what I love best watching my dogs working in the woods.  I limit myself to training only 10 dogs a year to ensure I get to spend enough time with each dog to get it where it needs to be.  If I happen to be booked up I have proven trainers that I am comfortable with that I can refer you too. 

I look forward to introducing you to your next bird dog.  Feel free to email or phone me with questions about upcoming litters or training questions.  A great bird dog is a pleasure to have in the field and at home.  Thanks and Happy Hunting!

 

 

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
American Brittany, German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Chris Holbrook
8033 Ecton Road
Winchester, Kentucky 40391
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 11 years.
859-585-0805
Puppies for sale
Our Pedigrees

Testimonials (46) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Tim Bandy on Aug 15, 2016
We picked up our male GSP pup on July 3 of this year, at 8 weeks old. My wife swears he tried to point and then catch a mourning dove that was flying low that week following! Very smart little guy, he was retrieving within the first week. We visited with Chris before the pups were whelped, and he was very good to keep in touch with us and let us know what was happening. We are sure we have a great dog in the making. We are extremely pleased with our Cracker Jack!
Submitted by: Erik Beckman on Jul 08, 2016
Buying my first GSP has been a trying experience. The first breeder I tried told me after paying half the cost up front in February, that his dog would be going into heat in March/April. As of late May she still had not and he has held my deposit hostage. By the time Chris called me to tell me I had a spot on the waiting list (I'd signed up when I first started looking for a GSP and had actually forgotten) for his latest litter, I'll admit I'd thought of abandoning the whole idea. But right off it was evident what a wonderful and efficient kennel Chris ran. From the minute I expressed interest in holding my spot on the waiting list Chris kept me in the loop. From weekly pics of the pups to regular videos of them doing "puppy things", I never felt like there would be any surprises. Keep in mind this was before I'd even paid him a dime as a down payment. That's how total his commitment to his buyers is. He wants you to feel comfortable with your purchase but he also isn't just about making a buck. When I finally did go to his kennel to pick my puppy and pay the downpayment, he answered every question I had (as he'd done for different questions or concerns throughout) and I never felt rushed to hurry up and pick because he had stuff to do. It's very evident when you see all the little nuances of Chris's setup that there is one priority and that is the safety and health of the dogs and pups. The kennels are very clean and all of the dogs look very healthy and happy. Little Koufax has been at home with me in Lexington for about a week now. When I had questions about some of the vaccinations while going to the vet, even though I'd already paid Chris in full and he had no continued obligation to me, he responded to my text within 10 minutes and told me to call him any time with any questions I might have. I've already recommended Holbrook Kennels to at least 2 friends and will continue to do so. Thanks Chris for being such a standup guy in what can and often is a not so honorable business and where the line between breeder and puppy mill gets blurred. You sir have a wonderful operation and if I ever decide to get another GSP or know someone looking for a great gun dog or even a good family pet, you can bet I'll be sending them your way.
Erik Beckman
Owner of GSP Koufax
May '16 Litter
Holbrook Kennels

Submitted by: Courtney Woomer on Jul 01, 2016
I would highly recommend Chris Holbrook to anyone interested in a German Shorthaired Pointer. He's very knowledgeable, patient and kind. My husband and I were eager and very excited and he always responded to me quickly and would send me pictures whenever I asked. We are so in love with our new puppy, Shelby. She is beautiful and has a playful, energetic personality. We could not be more pleased.

Thank you so much, Chris!!
Submitted by: Angie on Apr 01, 2016
We are so thrilled with our GSP. She is a great addition to our family and more fun than we could imagine. She is about 6 months old now. We had a great experience with our breeder as well. Chris would answer questions and send pictures at any time I had reached out to him. It was helpful to have this connection because we had a 1 1/2 hour drive. He even kept our puppy and additional week to accommodate our travel plans. It was wonderful to meet our puppies parents' and see how sweet the mother is and how caring the father is. I receive constant compliments on what a beautiful dog we have. We have talked about getting another. We have also met other GSP's that came from Holbrook that live near us. I can't wait until the time is right! We will be back!!
Submitted by: Robert Merrell on Feb 19, 2016
I've been very satisfied with Holbrook and with the puppy I got from him. Female GSP, name is Oreo, age now just under 5 months. Smart pup, learns quickly, figures stuff out for herself. Knows on her own what a door handle (knob) is for, but hasn't been able yet to open one.

Quick to pick up yard training (sit, stay, come, heel, whoa. Doing great on finding and pointing wings. Conditioned easily to a starter pistol.

Put her on live quail two days ago with a dozen birds out. She found them all, made some nice points, we shot 10, recovered 8, some buried up in cover. Paid no attention to the gunfire. Still in the raw but really nice progress during the hunt. We have the makings of a great little gundog here.
Submitted by: Levi everhart on Dec 30, 2015
Couldn't ask for a better dog, chris was great to work with he will be seeing us again in the future.
Submitted by: lisa behrendt on Dec 19, 2015
I surprised my husband with a female German shorthair pointer puppy last weekend and he is crazy about her! This is the second gsp I have bought from Chris and I would highly recommend his kennel. He is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. My husband says the first female we purchased from Chris was an excellent quail hunting dog and he has high hopes for his new puppy, too.


Submitted by: Jonathan on Dec 09, 2015
I got my German short hair from Chris a few weeks ago, and could not be happier with my decision to use Holbrook kennels. She is a beautiful well tempered dog who is fitting in well with my family and learning quickly. I took her to the vet for her boosters and they were impressed with her health and quality of breeding. She has great drive and will make an excellent hunter. I definitely recommend Holbrook kennels to anyone looking for a great dog and experience.
Submitted by: Barbara Ray on Dec 01, 2015
Just picked up female pup "Brynly" on Friday. She is an awesome puppy. I grew up with shorthairs my dad hunted from similar breeding so I surely had high expectations and I have not been disappointed!

I prefer a dog with temperament to do the job and be a companion in the home too. It is obvious Chris raises his pups right and breeds dogs with superior temperaments and excellent conformation. This puppy is a mover, built to go in the field all day.

I thought the ride home ( 4 hours) might wear her out or she'd be a little wary of a new home, but she moved right in like she had lived here all her life. That is just more perfect temperament and upbringing than one could ever ask for.


Chris is very knowledgeable and professional. It is obvious that he understands a new puppy owner is anxious to learn about the new pup- he updated with pictures to show all of her markings and build etc. She was bathed her and nails clipped and ready to go when we picked her up.

This puppy is already special, whipsmart and shows great instincts.

I would recommend Holbrook Kennels to anyone seeking a quality German Shorthair. Barbara Ray
Ray/Willowind Dark Hound Vale
Submitted by: Celena Hughes on Jul 21, 2015
Stella is the sweetest Brittany Spaniel we have ever owned. We purchased Stella as soon as she was old enough to leave her Momma. We didn't train her to be a hunting dog, however, she obviously was born with that instinct. Not a bird, squirrel, or rabbit is out of her sight.

She fit right in with our other two Brittany's and loved being around our kids. She doesn't miss an opportunity to ride in the golf cart, car, truck, or boat and loves the water.

Chris Holbrook was excellent to work with and extremely accommodating. We were able to see Stella's Momma and Daddy on site, as well.

I would get another Brittany from Chris, if my husband would just say, "yes."

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