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!
Submitted by: Ronnie Sams on Feb 05, 2018
Chris is an extremely personable and knowledgeable breeder, and our pup has been everything we had hoped! Whether you are new to GSPs or not, check out Holbrook Kennels!
Submitted by: Alex on Jan 05, 2018
I can not say enough about the experience ive had working with Chris. He was very understanding of scheduling and working with us in picking out our puppy. Since bringing aries home he has become a wonderful addition to our family. I highly recommend Holbrook Kennels to anyone looking for a new family pet or hunting dog the attention he pays to providing the best possible experience possible is unbelievable.
Submitted by: Eddie on Dec 24, 2017
Chris is a great guy..seen his ad and contacted him about a male GSP from the Mina litter mid November. He was quick to contact me back with all the information I was asking for and then some. Went the next day to see the pup in person and was very pleased with how things went. From that point Chris stayed in contact about the health and well being of the pup up until I came to pick him up. Getting a pup from him has been a great experience the pup has natural drive and is progressing right along with simple obedience commands. If ever I decide to get another GSP it will be from Holbrook kennels no doubt about it
Submitted by: Crystal Flannigan on Dec 04, 2017
We recently purchase a puppy from Chris and we couldn't be happier. We have kinda long story but to sum it up we contacted him over a year ago about a puppy which he had none at the time and he placed us on the list for future puppies. In October I contacted him again and he had just had 2 liters us being on the list from the year before placed us at the top of the list. He sent us pictures that night and we immediately know the puppy we wanted. We contacted him about his solid brown puppy and we then proceeded to keep in touch each week. Chris unfortunately had his hunting dog pass away while hunting and had said that he was going to keep the solid brown puppy. We were heart broken we had already named her and told our kids she was ours. So I sent Chris an old message from our conversation that he had said she was available he kept all the message and had seen he did tell us that. He then personally called me and told me she was ours.. Long story short he is a man of his word he told us she was available in the beginning and even though he wanted to keep her he sold her to us... Wonderful person to work with answer and response to ur questions... We r so happy we have ask to be put back on the list to get another puppy.. 5 stars for Holbrook Kennels......
Submitted by: Brittany on Nov 25, 2017
We got are GSP pup back in July so I'm a little late on the review but I just wanted to say how wonderful this breeder is. Chris is great to work with! Once we picked out our pup he sent us videos and pictures keeping us up to date on our pups growth! He is very informational and helpful! Highly recommend!
Submitted by: Troy Hampton on Sep 26, 2017
Absolutely pleased with all of my interactions with both Chris and his dad. Never got to actually meet Chris but have had several phone calls with him. He has always been happy to answer questions and give advice. His concern on making sure his pups get a good home is also evident. Met with Dad on a couple of occasions as we made decisions, and you could tell dad had spent a day or two in the field. He knew what he was talking about. "Piston" is doing great, and we are working through the trials of puppyhood. Confident if Kanin and I can do my job Piston will soon be able to do his job. Holbrook Kennels is a class act. Thanks guys!
Submitted by: William on Aug 16, 2017
Enough cant be said about Chris and how he runs his business. Was very helpful the whole way, from info, from where i was on the list, to photos, vids, etc. I was a stickler on getting a roan pup as well, and he made sure i got one. I've had my pup for three weeks and the bloodline shows this is no doubt going to be a great dog. He is bold and fearless. $700 is a deal for these pups!
Submitted by: Lindsay Moore on Aug 02, 2017
Great buying experience. Pups were all healthy and active when I went to pick. Our guy is doing great! Been home for less than a week and he's figured things out quickly (especially to stay away from the mean barn cat.) Chris was very responsive and dealt with all my questions. He even sent pictures and videos leading up to the day we were able to pick him up. Thank you for such a perfect/SO handsome pup!
Submitted by: Will on Jul 17, 2017
We bought a gsp male a few weeks ago and could not be any happier. This pup is strong and healthy and growing like a weed. Everything Chris said has been spot on. This pup's temperament and eagerness to please is like none other I've had. Can't wait to start working birds. Awesome pup, thanks Chris Holbrook
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Submitted by: Kristy Jahn on Jan 04, 2017
First of all I just got to say what a great guy Chris is. We got our puppy from Chris in July 2016, and Rosco is now 8 months old. We had a pointer who passed away last year(who we did not get from Chris) so we knew what we were getting into:)
I just got to say in comparison to our other pointer, Rosco is definitely a lot more laid back. He still has the great personality & friendliness that we love, but he is just ALOT calmer. Everyone always comments on what a great looking pointer he is, and I have to agree, he is as beautiful as they come. We were so impressed with Chris and the extra steps he took. Everything was over the top clean and well organized. Our vet commented on "How well put together he was:) She just said he was a very very healthy puppy. We could not possibly recommend Holbrook Kennels more! If you are thinking of getting a pointer definitely check them out!!!