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Submitted by: Ginger Chandler on Sep 18, 2017
Larry was great to work with!! We love our sweet GSP "Jackie". Thanks for all your help when purchasing her and even after with questions we have had. Larry is a great guy and his kennel was wonderful. Will do business again!!!!
Submitted by: Grant Adams on Sep 15, 2017
I have a rare form of epilepsy called refractable epilepsy where I'll have seizures for life. My neurologist recommended getting a dog sooner than later as I live alone. I reached out to Mr. Larry, explained my situation, and asked if he had a puppy available. He knew the right puppy for me with the perfect disposition for my epilepsy. I picked the puppy up today, and the puppy has already improved my quality of life. I highly recommended Mr. Larry for any dog needs. Mr. Larry breeds with quality in mind and respects the dogs. He is one of the kindest, caring, and most giving person you'll ever meet. I'm unable to Thank him enough!
Submitted by: Bruce Roberts on Apr 11, 2017
Have bought two started dogs from Larry. Can't say enough good things about the dogs and Larry. A class act and would recommend him to anyone.
Submitted by: Barbara Corbett on Jun 16, 2016
Our female Boykin Spaniel is now 6 months old. She is healthy, smart, beautiful, and energetic. She has adapted well to our family and plays with other dogs and children. Larry was easy to work with and his kennels and dogs clean and well maintained. We look forward to many years of enjoyment with our Boykin.
Submitted by: Henry Wright on Dec 04, 2015
On Nov 27 I got one of Larrys Elhew Pointer pups
He is a lemon and white male will be 3 mos 12-8.
He is very healthy.full of energy and smart. I am very happy with him and looking forward to having a good hunting buddy in the future. I believe Larry has 2 more of these special pups left. I highly recommend if you want one call Larry soon.
I rate Larry as a breeder #5 because he has a nice kennel full of beautiful dogs. Thanks Larry
Submitted by: Jessie Mehaffey on Nov 26, 2015
My husband went on a quail hunt with Larry and was quickly impressed with the quality of his GSPs and Brittanys brought to work the birds - so much so that we purchased a female GSP from Larry 6 months later. This pup is smart, smart, smart and bold as well. We got her at 6-7 weeks and by week 8 she already had basic commands like "sit" and "come" down pat. Potty training was a very easy concept for her as well. She could also "kennel", "shake", "speak" and lay "down" by week 10. My vet couldn't believe it. To top it off, my husband was shooting a 20 gauge with her at his feet without any sort of flinch or reaction - also at week 10 - and she was pointing meadowlarks and our free range chickens like she belonged on the cover of Garden and Gun. We will be starting her "real" bird dog training with quail over the next few months and are looking forward to watching her development. She is also a wonderful family companion and does well with our children, other dogs, horses, etc. She's 5 months now and gets better every day. We couldn't be happier.
Submitted by: Morgan Cyrus on Jul 17, 2015
We looked for about 2 years for a German Shorthaired Pointer and we found Larry and his dogs. We bought a pup off of Larry about 3 months ago and he is super smart, perfect built, and beautiful! Arguably the best dog I ever owned. I highly recommend Old Hickory and Larry has top quality dogs. Thanks again Larry, we love our German Shorthaired (Remington).
Submitted by: Tommy Northcott on Mar 20, 2015
My family and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for our puppy. Dixie has been an absolutely fabulous addition to our family. She is wonderful, smart, and great with the kids.

Thank you!
Tommy Northcott and family
Submitted by: Russell McCain on Sep 15, 2014
Larry Mize has some beautiful dogs. I purchased a German Short haired Pointer pup from him in late May. I have been extremely happy with the pup and he is very easy to train. He has tons of energy which I love. Larry always responds to emails and will be happy to talk on the phone. You will not be disappointed with any of Larry's pups
Submitted by: Elizabeth L. Kilgore on Dec 04, 2013
Mr. Mize was a wonderful breeder to work with! He was always extremely prompt in returning my emails and was great about answering any questions I had. He let me meet my puppy Finn's parents, and although I have only had him 3 days, I can already tell He is a very smart dog! He is already beginning to pick up our housebreaking routine, and is adapting well to his crate training. His coloring and markings are absolutly beautful as well! Thank you, Larry for such a great experience!
Submitted by: Claire on Nov 14, 2013
I traveled 4 hours one way to pick up our GSP puppy and I am so happy I did. Larry was so easy to work with by phone and e-mail to set everything up before making the drive. He was very informative and answered all of my questions before I picked up the puppy and when I arrived to take him home. Our GSP male puppy is so great. VERY healthy, growing fast, and is training very well. We get compliments about how beautiful of a dog he is all the time. We are so pleased with our experience in working with Larry and hope we can get another pup one day! Thank you!
Submitted by: Leah St. Germain on Sep 30, 2013
We got our new GSP pup "Scout" last week and he is the best puppy ever! Only 6 weeks and had him house trained and knowing his name within the first few days! Extremely smart and sweet! Pointing at leaves and butterflies all the time! Larry was awesome and very helpful while choosing which puppy was for us. Thank you Larry!!
Submitted by: HARVEY PARSONS on Jul 22, 2013

Submitted by: Holly on Feb 13, 2013
We purchased our first German Shorthaired Pointer from Larry last summer out of the ChubbsxGrace litter. He is the best dog we have ever had the pleasure of owning and has been a part of the family since day one! He was house broken in less than a month and that was with minimal accidents! We have taken him to obedience training and continue to teach him tricks and he is a very quick learner! Larry was very helpful and always went out of his way to answer questions and send pictures when we requested them! We searched for a breeder for quite a while and Larry seemed like a perfect fit for us; he was very hospitable and seemed to genuinely care about where his dogs ended up. Our puppy is the definition of quality GSP genes and we would recommend Larry's dogs to anyone who is interested! Thank you, Larry!

Holly, Jared, & Ruger
Murfreesboro, TN
Submitted by: Jeffery & Micah Stevenson on Feb 24, 2012
We have recently purchased a female GSP puppy out of "CHUBBS & LEXIE" from Larry and I can only say that it has been an absolute pleasure... We named her "BRISTOL" and she is already the best GSP I have ever had... She was literally pottie trained in the first 3 days of ownership... If she picks up everything this fast, she will be one hell of a bird dog in the field... Larry was very helpful and kept us up to date thru the whole process... An overall, wonderful experience... If you are looking for a GSP for a pet or dog in the field, CALL Larry today...
Submitted by: JIMMY DYAR on May 08, 2011
Submitted by: Richard Brooks on Dec 29, 2010
I just purchased two female English Pointer pups from Larry Mize on Dec. 17th 2010. They are beautiful lemon and white pointers. They were approximately 11-weeks old when I got them. They are already pointing quail wings. I enjoyed meeting Larry, he is honest and it is quite evident that he knows bird dogs and raises great looking puppies of all pointing breeds. It was a pleasure doing business with him. Thanks, Larry.

Richard Brooks
Madison, Ms.
Submitted by: Jason Wren on Nov 18, 2010
I purchased my first GSP from Larry Mize in October 2010. I cannnot adequately express my satisfaction with the pup as well as the excellent experience that I had doing business with Larry.

Larry is extremely learned in the sport of bird hunting and he breeds exceptional dogs.

I strongly recommend Old Hickory Kennels to anyone looking to purchase their next sporting dog.
Submitted by: Sara Shields on Jan 18, 2010
We got our first English Setter from Larry Mize, on the fine recommendation of David Holt, and were very happy with our pup. At only 11 weeks he is learning all the basic commands and does them with a keen attitude. On our cross country hikes (we are not hunters, but trail ride with horses and need a smart, bold, and energetic dog who is not agressive, but can hold his own)he is well connected with us and excited about his work.
Josey (for the outlaw), is a gentle companion and a playful partner. We are very thankful to Mr. Mize for this lovely pup, and the opportunity to get to know English Setters.
Submitted by: Nathan Green on Dec 10, 2009
I am an avid Grouse and Quail hunter; hunting several different states and terrains. I had been searching for a particular color and body shape for several months. After describing what I was looking for Larry sent a photo of a pup from his latest liiter matching my description exactly. I have trained several dogs for others and myself over the years and my GSP (Maggie)is by far the easiest dog that I have ever trained. Along with her drive to hunt, love for birds and great personality, she also has a tremendous amount of style!

Larry proved himself to be extremely honest and trustworthy. I look forward to purchasing another GSP after this hunting season from him.
Submitted by: Robert Erath on May 03, 2009
I am the person who bought a pretty pup from Larry through NWTF donation to the Governors One Shot Turkey Hunt in Pulaski Tn.

I just wanted tell you how much my family and I are enjoying him, Prince Albert is his name and he is extremely smart and a super fast learner (Good Breeding).

He was retrieving and pointing at 13 weeks and now at 16-17 weeks he is doing GREAT!

This note is just to say when Larry said that his dogs know what to do when they are born, He is NOT kidding.

Thanx again Respectfully Robert Erath and Family
Submitted by: Mike Noland on Aug 14, 2007
I bought my first bird dog from Larry and his friend David Holt(Spin Top Kennels) in October,2006 a GSP named Schmidt. I was looking for someone to train him when I started taking him to the field with some hunting buddies. From the first day all of buddies were envious. This dog absolutly trained himself. He started at 4 months and 6 months he was hunting with the BIG dogs. Thanks Larry and David
Mike Noland
Submitted by: David Holt on Aug 07, 2007
I presently own several dogs that came from Old Hickory Kennels, owned by Larry Mize.

I have two Black Magic Snake pointer pups, a setter pup from Ridge Runner Buster, three 1-2 y.o setters, and four GSP females.

I have bred my female setter to Ridge Runner Buster. I have also bred my GSP female June (twice),to Old Hickkory Smoke. I have gotten GREAT pups each time. In fact, I sold 11 pups from the last litter and had calls for at least 2 dozen more pups. Smoke is truly a GREAT producer of FINE birddogs.

I have found Mr. Larry Mize to be as HONEST and STRAIT-FORWARD as any person that I have EVER dealt with. I reccomend anyone using his stud dogs ...or purchasing a pup or trained dog from him.

I have enjoyed doing business with Mr. Mize and will continue to do business with him in the future. I respect a "good" dog man...with GOOD QUALITY BRED DOGS!

David Holt
Athens, Alabama

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