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Submitted by: Doug Hawkins on Nov 28, 2016We got our Boykin spring of 2016, looking for a pal for our Brittany who is aging up and seem lonely after losing our other only dog. Named him River which fits him so perfect for he loves the water. He fetches like no dog ever had without any training it seemed. He is so special, and just never had any dog quite like this one. He has changed our lives, and just cannot say enough about our new family member. I think it must be two factor, one Boykins are amazing dogs in nature, and Tommy is an extra good breeder with a special line of boykins that he is breeding. I have not been around other boykins but cannot imagine them having more heart than this one. Myself and everyone in family loves River. If I can, want more than one now, and hope with Tommy's help to have at least one more, if not even try to breed one litter. We could not ever expected a better dog, only worry if can have another as special, but think it is best chance if we stay with Tommy. Thanks Tommy.
Submitted by: Larry Semones on Nov 16, 2016I have Belle for 6 1/2 years.. I think she was one of Tommy's early litters. She is absolutely my best pal. Always ready to go in car, boat, canoe, tractor, snowmobile or walking. I don't hunt anymore but she gets to flush turkey and grouse as we work the farm. She is my second Boykin and I think they are absolutely super friends. I live in Vermont now and she took right to the snow.
Submitted by: email@example.com on Jun 03, 2016I got my female Boykin, Bailey, from Tommy on Apri 29, 2016 and I couldn't be more pleased. I've always wanted a Boykin, and after my Brittany passed away in August 2015, I started looking for the perfect breeder. After talking to several other Boykin breeders, Tommy's knowledge and passion for the breed stood out to me.
Tommy remained in contact with me from our first conversation until I got Bailey, and continues to check in on her. If I ever had a question, Tommy was quick to respond.
After getting Bailey, I took her to my vet to get her checked out. They were amazed at how perfect she is. In fact, they wanted Tommy's information on file in case anyone ever contacts them looking for a reputable Boykin breeder.
Everyday Bailey does something that amazes me. I got her at 6 weeks old, and she already knew how to retrieve a ball, and come to me on command. I've never seen a puppy as smart as her.
Today Bailey turned 11 weeks old, and will come to me on command, sit on command, retrieve whatever I throw for her, and is walking on a leash.
When I was looking for my Boykin, I wanted a dog that I could take bird hunting with me, but more importantly, I wanted a great pet. I can already tell that Bailey is going to be both. She has the natural instincts to be a great bird dog, and the sweetest personality to be a great family pet. Thank you Tommy for getting me the perfect dog!
Submitted by: Kurt Gerald on May 23, 2016If you're looking for an amazing Boykin, look no further. I have now my second Boykin from Tommy and once again he has delivered one of the most intelligent puppies I have ever seen. His dogs are great, they have an off and on switch as far as being a great house dog as well as a great hunting dog. I have my 9 week old Boykin making long retrieves, he knows commands such as sit, stay, and here all in just weeks of taking ownership. As far as a breeder you could not ask for a better person or a more knowledgable man about his dogs. His passion about his puppies and providing the best experience for you and your puppy is unmatchable. He is passionate about making sure you're happy and that he is providing you with the highest quality dog. I hold Tommy as well as his dogs in the highest regards. You will not find any better man or dogs. Two thumbs up all the way around. Great man, great dogs, and just an overall pleasant experience because you can tell he loves his dogs and what he does.
Submitted by: Karen Andrews/Brent Perkins on May 15, 2016We just got our Boykin "Copper" from Tommy and couldn't be more pleaed. He is exactly what we were looking for in a pup. Thanks to Tommy for making it possible to have this wonderful little boy.
Submitted by: Kristen Wall on May 13, 2016Tommy was friendly and knowledgable and clearly has a passion for maintaining the breed. His facilities are top notch, and his dogs are good looking and well cared for. I could not be happier with my choice to get a Boykin from MaxR Boykins!
Submitted by: Julie on May 01, 2016Tommy is a walking boykin encyclopedia and has massive passion for the breed. We were not only impressed by his knowledge but he keeps a clean and very well maintained facility. Our dog Avery is sweet as she could be and is a retrieving machine. We left Avery (our baby) with Tommy for 18 days to spend some "quality time" with his boykin. As hard as it was leaving her Tommy gave an update everyday and always assured us that she was in good hands. We are excited to continue a great friendship and love for the boykin breed. Not only is he great to work with but his dogs are top of the line hunters. Avery was having so much fun being there we were unsure if she was ready to come home.
Submitted by: Luke Martin on Apr 27, 2016I was in search of a Boykin puppy and was in contact with a few different breeders all over and Tommy Reeves with MaxR Boykins was the one in particular who impressed me from the first phone call I had made. Tommy was very nice and very helpful when I called looking for a puppy. He filled me in with any information about the dogs and the wonderful bloodline they have been bred into. Very nice set up he has at his house and he is the most down to earth person you will come across! Very good guy to deal with and very smart dogs. If you want a great dog then he is the man!
Submitted by: Tony Mannuccka on Dec 15, 2015Our Boykin is now 18 months old, his name is Copper and my daughter Brianna who is the dog's "mom" and owner wrote a review when he was 5 months old.. Copper though is part of our family of 4 adults and also an almost 6 year old English Setter. Copper though won everyone's heart and is not only a gifted athletic dog, but has a great personality and demeanor. Copper goes to work with his "grandmom and pop pop, as well as his 2 footed uncle, and has become a darling in my wife's small property management office with all the residents. He is amazingly well behaved. Brianna takes him on 5 mile plus runs, and he is ready to frolic with Eli the setter when they return. He also has learned to ride the waves of the Jersey Shore with Brianna's guidance. I met Tommy when we picked up the little guy in May, 2014, and he is a great breeder and has great care for his dogs and where they end up. If you are in the market for a 40 to 50 pound fantastic pet and or hunter, this is the breed for you.
Submitted by: Lee Donaldson on Oct 07, 2015Excellent breeder. Tommy Reeves takes good care of the customer and loves the breed. His Boykins are hunters. Got my dog Gracie from him and what a nose! What a retriever! What fun. Max R is professional and can't recommend them enough!
Submitted by: Laura Godwin on Sep 15, 2015Bella is almost 5 months old and I had numerous conversations with Tommy before I got her. He is really great to work with and breeds some great dogs. Bella loves the water and loves to retrieve a ball or stick, she is a natural. Thanks Tommy!!!
Submitted by: Louis and Jennifer Wright on Aug 26, 2015Our Lilah is now 14 weeks old, and has been retrieving since two days after we
brought her home (6 weeks old!). We had been waiting for our little girl to be
born since we first visited Tommy's kennel about a year ago Aug. 2014. My wife
Jennifer is a 25+ year Vet. Technician and was very impressed with the kennel
set-up and the care he gave each dog. I was amazed at the water misting system
he had developed to keep the dogs cool in the summers heat. Lilah now at 14
weeks knows the names of all her toys (6), housebroken at 9 weeks, and has been
retrieving dummies in the river today! She walks through Colonial Williamsburg
with us several nights a week and everyone stops us to pet her because she is
just too cute, and she just loves the attention. Jennifer works at a Vet.
Hospital where each doctor has seen her and has positively remarked about her
health and breeding, she is just about done with her shots and in perfect health
with no adverse reactions to the LEPTO vaccines. Tommy was great throughout the
wait, and helped us to get the best Boykin puppy for us!
Submitted by: Jack on Jul 27, 2015Got Garcie, now 14 weeks old from Tommie an excellent dog. Very smart loves to retrieve at 14 weeks.
Submitted by: Sydney Hickman on Jun 14, 2015I recently just bought my first Boykin Spaniel, Avery, from Tommy Reeves. She is about 8 weeks old and I could not have asked for a better pup. I had been waiting on Avery to be born for a while and Tommy sure kept me updated on when she was born, how she was doing, and made sure to send me plenty of pictures of her weeks before I was able to get her. Tommy was kind enough to meet me at the airport because I had flown in from Alabama and had no way of transportation to come get her from his house. He was extremely nice and helpful. He made sure I had everything she needed and offered to help with any problems I would come across in the future. Whenever I get my next Boykin in the future, I will definitely go to Tommy. Thanks so much Tommy for the best dog I could ask for. I couldn't be more pleased.
Submitted by: teresa teresa on Feb 09, 2015My wife and I purchased Drake about 5 years ago and we have loved every minute of it. We've worked with on behavior and retrieving and he's awesome. He is great with our little boy and is super as a house dog. thanks Tommy!!!
Submitted by: Brett Cherry on Dec 29, 2014After speaking to quite a few breeders Tommy was without a doubt the one that struck me as the one that is most dedicated to the Boykins he breeds and the homes they go to. Tommy will not over breed his dogs so it took a while before our puppy was whelped because he LISTENED to what I was wanting in a Boykin ie: size, coat, hunting, demeanor,ect. Then bred a perfect match. After we picked up our puppy Tommy called to check on our little girl several times.Now that "River" is 10 months old we could not be happier. She is everything we could have asked for and MORE.( remember she is a Boykin). Thank you Tommy you are the best!
Submitted by: Alvin Foster on Dec 29, 2014Hope is now 8 months old. For starters Tommy is super to work with. He does not just raise puppies, he cares about the quality as they come from hunting stock. But is also concerned with the home they go to.
Hope was retrieving dummies in water at 10 weeks. She is as smart as any person I know. Full of energy, eager to please, super nose and mischievous. 34 pounds at not quite 8 months.
Christmas morning she made her first 3 solo retrieves on an open lake. One marked at 30 yards, two blinds at 60 and 70 yards. Handled well on the blinds. Not polished yet but she has more than the idea. She is a joy to train.
Thanks Tommy for allowing me to have one of your Boykins. Super dog, hunting companion and my girl.
Submitted by: Rita Davis on Oct 01, 2014Tommy was great to work with. Our puppy is now 6 months old and gets rave reviews every time we go to the vet. Barkley is a smart and very quick learner. He responds to voice and clicker commands and he rings a bell to let us know he needs to go out. He is also a real love bug and enjoys long walks, cuddling before bed, and playing with toys and our other little brown dog. We don't live near water so he hasn't been swimming yet, unfortunately, but we get him out in the puddles (plenty of those recently) and thunderstorms and he is calm and ready to play.
Submitted by: brianna mannuccia on Sep 01, 2014My family and I picked up Copper from Tommy on Memorial Day Weekend 2014 & when I saw Copper and met Tommy, his wife, and all his other pups I could not have been happier! I talked to Tommy for months before Copper was born and I was able to tell that he really values his boykin spaniels and the relationship with the people who love them. He respects the breed and that went a long way with me. We kept in contact and he updated me along the way. Copper is my 1st boykin, but I have been in love with sporting dogs. I did so much research to find this breed as I needed a smaller sporting dog for living on my own since I am used to the english setters. I was very thorough in looking for the RIGHT breeder to get my dog from since I care about the health and living environment of the dogs I have. Tommy answered all my questions and gave me all the details I needed. It was great! Anyway- Copper is 5 months old and he is a swimmer already and it is really adorable, I can't wait to go running with him. He is smart and obedient and I always keep him engaged to make him happy as well-- it really matters. I recommend Tommy if you want a boykin spaniel- a fun loving, smart, active, exercise oriented dog. I can't wait for many years with this dog!
Submitted by: Patti Jo Bailey on Aug 10, 2014My mother and I picked up a puppy from Tommy last August. When we picked out our little Parker from two puppies that were left, I almost walked away with both and to this day I regret that we didn't take both puppies. Parker is a great joy. She gets along well with our other 4 dogs. She is our class clown when it comes to playing with all the other girls. When it comes down to hunting though, she is a different story, she can't please us more than she does. She has a great nose, flushes well, marks the birds when downed and retrieves to hand. The best part, it was all a natural. She started doing this all just by being introduced to the field. She is a pure joy and we love her immensely. She is a fine fit to our home and look forward to acquiring another puppy from Tommy down the road.
Submitted by: Animal Hospital of South Columbus on Jul 22, 2014Tommy has been a client of ours for the past twelve years and has always taken excellent care of his dogs. His pups have always been very healthy with a great temperament. Tommy makes every effort to raise good quality puppies and insures that all of their medical needs are met.
Submitted by: Amanda Hite on May 28, 2014We are the very proud owner of one of Tom’s “little brown dogs” and we absolutely love him! We picked up Deuce Barnhill on Jan. 28, 2014. He was 7 weeks old. Many ask us why the name Deuce…he is the 2nd dog for our boys, our boys always use a 2 in their sports numbers and my husband’s fishing boat is named the Double Deuce. It just seemed to fit. The first couple of nights were rough just like any other puppy being taken from his mother, but Deuce quickly fell into our family routine and he became an instant family member. He is the happiest dog ever! When he greets us or anyone else for that matter, his tail goes into this crazy, fast paced wagging that is so adorable it makes your heart melt every time. He took to training instantly! We started main command training at 9 weeks old. He had sit down pat within a day and then stay and come within a couple of days. By 12 weeks old, he had his name, sit, stay, come, lay down, leave it, heal and no down pat! My children have added some fun tricks in too and he can roll over, stand, shake with both paws and give high fives! He’s a smart cookie for sure! He loves his treats, but what he loves most is praise. His retrieving is coming along nicely. He loves to retrieve his bumper and at 5 months old he took to the water like a champ. In 3 visits to the lake he was swimming and retrieving his bumper with no problem. He goes nuts over the birds in our back yard so we can’t wait to get him in the duck blind. He is high energy and gets really excited, but he quickly settles down and then just chills out and will lay down wherever we are. He loves his trips on the fishing boat and to the ball field for our boy’s baseball games. He loves to ride in the car and his daily walks. He is very lovable too with a great temperament. On top of all of this he is the cutest dang dog I’ve ever seen! We get loads of compliments where ever we go. Everyone wants to know what he is and where we got him. Our vet thinks he is the prettiest Boykin he has ever worked with and comments all the time on how well bred he is. We just love him to death! We loved working with Tom too! He couldn’t be any nicer and so knowledgeable. He always calls to check on Deuce and is interested in how he is doing. He was so great to keep us informed of his birth and progress before we picked him up. Tom is a very conscientious breeder. We talked to a few before deciding to work with Tom and we are so happy with the results. We highly recommend Max R Kennels and Tom Reeves.
Submitted by: Angie Thayer on Mar 22, 2014I bought my first Boykin Spaniel from Tommy in May of 2013. Mable has been everything I could have asked for in a puppy nearing 1 year of age. She has a warm and loving personality, plenty of energy to chase birds all day and is well mannered.
I located Tommy through this website and after speaking with him I made the decision to fly from Wisconsin to buy one of his pups based on his knowledge, friendliness and genuine effort to place his pups in a great home.
I would definitely recommend MaxR Boykins to anyone looking for a great hunting dog and companion!
Submitted by: Scott & Kyla Karriker on Mar 17, 2014We purchased Misty from Tommy in July 2013 at 6 weeks of age. She instantly became a member of our family and in only 8 months it's hard imagine our daily live without her there. We allowed a professional retriever trainer to work with Misty for a couple of months and he was very complimentary of her progress and drive throughout the training. Tommy Reeves was great to work with from start to finish. We put our name in for a litter of pups and had informed him that we preferred a small frame female. After the birth of this litter Tommy was very forthright in that felt these pups may be slightly larger than what we wanted. He openly offered one from this litter to us but indicated he had another litter on the way he felt may hit the mark better with our desired size. He was right, Misty is turning out to be just the size we'd hope for. Tommy followed up with us numerous times after we took Misty home and was a professional throughout. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Boykin from Tommy. Thank you.
Submitted by: Wendy on Aug 27, 2013We got Belle March 27, 2011 and we were just amazed with the breed. The breed is a great breed with a great affection and awesome temperament. Belle is an awesome dog and an even better friend and part of our family. We were lucky to find Mr. Reeves, as he answered all of our questions about the breed. Once we were on the waiting list he gave us updates about our new puppy every week. When it came down to choosing our puppy he didn't pick one out for us, he lets us choose which is very different from other breeders. Also, while we were picking our puppy it was more of a relaxed setting (like being with puppies is stressful) he did not limit us on time and lets us interact with the puppies, so we could find the perfect one for us, our Belle. Overall I would give Mr. Reeves a 10 out of 10.
Submitted by: Tammie Arnold on Apr 26, 2013Tommy Reeves was awesome and thorough throughout the entire process! Since we already had a 7 year old Boykin named Megan, we knew we wanted another female. My daughter-in-law looked and spoke to several breeders but kept coming back to Tommy. Since we both wanted a Boykin puppy for Christmas, we had to find a breeder that was having a litter around that time. Luckily enugh Tommy had a female that had just been breeded and would be due in Dec. She delivered two females and a male which was great becasue we both wanted females. They are beautiful puppies and we wouldn't trade Riley and Gabbi for the world! Riley has added such happiness and joy into our household. She is playful and everyone that sees her is in love with her! Tommy had everything done and completed when we picked them up and made sure that we knew what was still needed along with the paperwork. Tommy and his wife treat those dogs like their own children and he was sad to see them go. They are beautiful dogs and well breed. If I ever want another Boykin, I will be sure to go to Tommy!
Submitted by: Cody Dunn on Apr 23, 2013Mr. Tommy was very professional to work with and super nice. My Boykin ACE is one awesome pup. He is only 4 months old and he is: house broken, knows sit, stay, here, heel, down and we are now starting whistle commands.He absolutely loves to retrieve and loves water. He is one awesome little dog that can go from lap dog to wide open duck dog in the blink of an eye. I couldn't be happier with my pup and would recommend Max R kennels to anyone that is looking a quality Boykin.
Submitted by: Lee Donaldson on Feb 20, 2013Excellent. My family bought my pup during a recovery from a stroke , a boykin named Gracie. Tommy Reeves did a fabulous job of giving us all the information we needed to get started raisin this Boykin. This dog helped in my recovery . She's intelligent an excellent bird dog and has hunted Dove to pheasants and quail. Now breaking her in on ducks!She has videos on you tube under Gracie the Boykin! Loves to retrieve and do tricks. More than happy with Max R kennels and my dog!
Submitted by: Susan Jancuski on Feb 14, 2013Lizzy, our Little Brown Dog ~ is just a wonderful hunter and family companion! She's been retrieving since we brought her home. She started with a little sock and graduated to her first goose at 6 months old. Finished her first duck season at 8 months old and her Daddy could be happier with her! They are best friends and she stands at the door every time he leaves the house just hoping that it's time to go on another hunting excursion. Tommy Reeves with MaxRKennels has wonderful puppies and we wouldn't hesitate to do business with him again and again! Thank you Tommy!
Submitted by: Andy & Kathyrn Whitlock on Feb 13, 2013We brought our sweet Magnolia home in June 2012. Very birdy, loves the water, tireless retriever and at eight months old received her canine good citzen. She made several duck scouting trips with our son this past duck season and will be ready to hunt the 2013 season. Tommy is just the best to work with. Professional, and incredibly knowledgeable of the breed. We have stayed in touch over the past few months. He calls to see how Mag is doing and if we have any questions or concerns. Magnolia has captured our hearts (including winning over our two rescue cats). We highly recomend Tommy and MaxR Kennels.
Submitted by: Doug Smith on Oct 24, 2012After working with Tommy for nine months in 2011 he finally had a litter of puppys that would bring our COCO into the family. I was looking for a dog that would fit in our small house and yard in Southern California, and be my sons first dog. I thought that it was an experience that every boy should have, which is raising a puppy and having an outdoor companion for life. COCO was born on New Years Day 2012 and I was able to pick her up in early March. She was so smart and birdy I decided to carry her out on a planted quail hunt in Southern California for the last weekend of the 2012 preserve season. At slightly less than five months old she found, flushed, and retreived five of the birds my 14 year old son shot, out of seven planted. This was amazing to see from such a young dog, and shows the great bloodline she comes from. She showed no signs of hesitation at the shot and was crazy over the birds. COCO has now taken over the house and rules the cats and rabbit, and is looking forward to a great 2012-2013 bird season. I can't recommend Tommy's puppys enough, because if I can work with a dog as little as I had time for and get the results I experienced, then Tommy's Boykins should be an easy choice for the person looking for a companion for hunting and the family.
Submitted by: David Adams on Sep 04, 2012I first read about the Boykin Spaniel in the NC Wildlife Magazine several years ago. I found MaxR Kennels on this website looking for a puppy. Tommy Reeves was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional,knowledgeable and accommendating. I love my Boykin Spaniel! He is a great family dog and very smart. He was 9 months old on opening day of Dove Season this year. I could not have asked for a better retriver. He amazed me and all of my friends.
Submitted by: Meredith on Jun 19, 2012I wanted to surprise my fiancé with a Boykin. He had been in contact with Tommy Reeves, but he was on the fence if he was ready for a dog. I knew how bad he wanted one, so I took the initiative and contacted Tommy myself. He was amazing to work with! He was very professional, organized, and accommodating. He quickly returned all of my phone calls if he was unable to answer. When I picked up the puppy, you could tell he took great care of all of the dogs. I bought a female, and she is a great puppy! I would recommend Tommy Reeves to anyone.
Submitted by: Kurt Couvillion on May 15, 2012I could not be any happier or satisfied with the puppy I purchased from Tommy in March 2011. At 9 months old she was retrieving ducks, hunting and retrieving pheasants, and woodcock. She is incredibly smart and well behaved. She is easy and a pleasure to train, and also has an unbelievable hunting instinct, which is a direct reflection of a good bloodline. Not only is she a great hunter and outdoor companion but is also a wonderful family pet. The entire family loves her. I would absolutely endorse purchasing a Boykin puppy from MaxR Kennels. Tommy was great to communicate with and made the experience of purchasing a Boykin puppy enjoyable.
Submitted by: KellyMcCullen on May 14, 2012We have purchased 3 Boykins, starting in 2007, from Tommy and couldn't be happier. They are very birdy and extremely healthy. I have the peace of mind knowing if I ever have a question or concern, he will always call me back and if he doesn't know the answer, he will do his best to find out. He is a top quality breeder and businessman, with the highest standards, that I look forward to doing business with again in the near future.
Submitted by: Todd Radabaugh on Apr 30, 2012Tommy took the time to talk to us and pick out a puppy that fit well with us. A great little dog. Thanks Tommy.
Submitted by: Watts on Mar 07, 2012This breeder gave great service and our pup has been a great addition to the family as well as in the outdoors. I highly recommend Tommy and MaxR Kennels and will give them a call when I need another pup.