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Submitted by: Daniel Morris on Dec 04, 2014
When looking for a puppy about 9 months ago I knew I wanted a lab but did not know much at all about them. After talking to James multiple times I decided I would take his word and give his a shot and man am I glad I did! I got a yellow lab that was 9 weeks old and he has been the best decision ever made. At 6 months old he was picking up doves in heavy cover and has already tracked and found 5 deer this year and can't wait to get him on some ducks! Plus he is the best house dog I have ever had. If you buy a dog from James he will do everything he can to help you, before and after you have purchased your dog, with anything from simple obedience to running in field trials. The yellow lab, Kemper, has been so great we bought a black Drake puppy today that is only 6 weeks old and his name is Sumter. I know he will be just as great as Kemper. I would recommend Hickory Nut Kennels to everyone, you won't be disappointed!
Submitted by: Richard Soohey on Mar 08, 2014
We purchased Annie, our chocolate lab, in December of 2013. She has had two training lessons with James and Liz which has added to her early development as a duck dog. They have been honest and have a great knowledge of training. Annie is a very intelligent, loving, and loyal dog. We want to thank James and Liz for being breeders that care. We would recommend Hickory Nut Kennels to anyone interested in purchasing a pup or for traing a dog.
Submitted by: anne white on Feb 07, 2014
In reference to the quality of my pup Jet.Im very happy with the Labs at the kennels and absolutely thrilled to find that after a few hours of contact Jet was responding already to his name and will come when called.He is now 6 months and I have been able to contact the James with any questions I have about his training.James was right about the gentle but eager to please attitude of his dogs they enjoy the company of people and very trainable.When visiting the kennels his dogs are happy and very loving,a good place to look for a loving adition to your family.Thanks James for Jet.
Submitted by: Anne White on Feb 07, 2014
Added info about JET he is a black British Lab,and is an amazing friend.
Submitted by: Donna Brooks on Jan 26, 2013
I purchased a pup from James in December from Moses and Daisy. I must say I have been around dogs my whole life and I have never had a dog quite like this one.... Her name is Shuggie. She is everything James said she would be plus some. She is the most docile dog I have ever owned very intelligent and eager to please. I would like to Thank James for his hard work.... It shows thru is animals... Thanks James.
Submitted by: Chad McGinty on Dec 12, 2012
Our beloved Kate came out of Moses and Jazzie in Feb 2011. She is the sweetest, gentlest dog our family has known. Everyone in town knows and loves Kate. James does a fantastic job with breeding his dogs and cares for each of them tremendously. I recommend Hickory Nut to everyone who asks about Kate...and they all do!
Submitted by: Keith Parvin on Dec 02, 2012
We bought our first Lab puppy from James out of Moses and Kelly. Big Black Male we named Silas. He is exactly what James said he would be. I am amazed at how he is responding. Very Intelligent and really good temperament. Can't wait to see what he will be as he matures. Thanks to James and Liz for sharing their knowledge and wisdom with us. Obviously we highly recommend them!!!
Submitted by: Russell Sandlin on Sep 27, 2012
I purchased a 2 year old yellow Lab from Hickory Nut Kennels named Louie. I took him to my vet and she said he was very healthy and the perfect weight for a British Lab. I have taken him hunting twice and he minds very well. Can't wait for Duck season. James and his wife have been great to deal with. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends.
Submitted by: david zackie on Aug 22, 2012
we have a black britsh lab from H N C and he has been the very best of the three we owned.H N C is everyting they say.they have a great line of animals.we enjoy seing them at bass pro shops and showing off ALBERT our lab.we get nothing but positive feed backs on our lab!! and how he looks!
Submitted by: Joe and Carrisa Allen on Aug 02, 2012
We purchased a 6 week old black female lab puppy "Sadie" that was from Moses and Sandee. She is now 5 months old and is the best dog we have ever owned. She is very intelligent, lives to retrieve (also retrieves in water), and is very friendly. She quickly responded to training commands with very little effort. I can count on one hand the number of times we have heard her bark...she just does not bark! We love her so much that we just put money down on a chocolate lab puppy that will be ready mid-October. I talked to James several times while trying to make a decision on what breed to get as a companion to our Sadie. He and his wife are great breeders and take great care of their animals. I can't wait to pick up our new doghter in October! If you are thinking of getting a dog, definitely consider Hickory Nut will not be disappointed!
Submitted by: Ethan Bennett on Jul 28, 2012
Hickory Nut Kennels has some of the best dogs I have ever seen and worked with. I bought a yellow lab that was 10 months old and i was very impressed with the way james will help you with the training for free if you buy a dog from him. My yellow lab turned out great and i went back and bought a 13 week old chocolate female and she is doing good also.
Submitted by: Scott on Jun 03, 2012
I recently purchased a chocolate male out of the Moses & Sandee breeding from HNK. Twig has been easy to train so far, exhibits high intelligence, and lives to retrieve. One of the best aspects of HNK, is James Waldrop's willingness to take a call & answer any questions after the purchase of your pup. He seems genuinely interested in the success of the dog. After working on some basic obedience & retrieving, I've elected to send the pup to school for some professional gundog training with James, & look forward to the results.
Submitted by: Bill on May 08, 2012
I have purchased two British Labs from Hickory Nut Kennels. The first one was a male who is almost 100 lbs. Great hunter and companion dog. Loves kids and very docile.
The second one is also a great retriever and very smart. Both dogs respond well to praise training, great family dogs. I have recommended Hickory Nut Kennels to several friends who have also had good experiences with them.
What I like most about this breeder is you can call him anytime for advice or suggestions. I bought the first dog over 5 years ago and he remembered me and my dogs name.
Submitted by: Brian Owens on Apr 07, 2012
I first purchased a yellow lab puppy out of Digger and Jazzie from HNK in October 2010. James and Liz were great people to do business with, and James helped me with training my duck dog. Nelli is now 18 months old, and she has turned out to be a great duck dog. She is a natural retriever and loves to be in the boat or blind. All of James's dogs have a great temperament and are some of the best trained.

I have recently purchased my second puppy from HNK. She is a black lab out of Moses and Sandee. James takes care of dew claws, early vaccinations, and microchipping. I am looking forward to training my new puppy along with James's professional training services.

I would highly recommend HNK to anyone seeking a great gun dog.
Submitted by: Dennis Hall on Apr 05, 2012
I have enjoyed my black british male lab from hickory nut kennels. they're very loyal dogs to there master, excellant with kids not agressive to strangers. contact james you will enjoy yours.james will assit you in training your dog or he will train it for you. if you want a gun dog or just a campanion. give james a call.

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