Where It All Began 

More than 35 years ago an old friend invited me to go with him quail hunting. I had never hunted quail with a dog until then. As a boy growing up on the farm, my wonderful daddy had always owned beagles. We were avid rabbit-hunters. I hunted with my brother, my precious daddy, grandpa, and my great-uncle Ilie. We would occasionally kill a quail or two while rabbit hunting, but never hunted with a bird dog. I can still hear those beagles running on the hot-trail of a cotton tail...

That quail-hunting trip with my friend changed me forever. Shortly after that hunt I purchased my first birddog, a pointer puppy and I have owned bird dogs ever since. I have owned some of the best dogs I have ever hunted with and have hunted with others who had some of the best and worst. And, not all of mine have been perfect!


After some health issues confirmed in 2010 (we all have a story) I retired from teaching high school and coaching football. Now, raising pups, training my own dogs and spending time with my grandchildren has become my greatest hobbies and those passions occupy much of my time. During the past several years during hunting season my sons, grandchildren, friends (both Alabama and Auburn), coaching buddies, boys and girls from school and I hunted almost every Saturday and on many holidays.  I am still in the field as much as possible although not nearly as often. 

Our Kennel

My kennels, paperwork, and dogs are inspected by an AKC inspector and are open to random checks. The inspection records may be viewed by any buyer. We have never received a negative mark on any inspection. My most recent inspection was in February. Our pups are worth as much as anyone gets. We are not in competition with anyone and we do not make negative comments about other breeders' dogs. We sell our pups for what we want to sell them for and we have given away several puppies and older dogs.

Our Dogs

Since I have retired I have expanded some and I have added some more quality dogs. We at Spin Top Kennel will deal honestly with you. We want you to tell others how we treated you. Contact us if you would like to discuss what might be available we just might have what you are looking for. We sincerely thank you for visiting our site. And, we hope that God will bless you as wonderfully as he has blessed us!

I do not have quail to sale.  Our pups are probably socialized as good as any pups in the country. My grandchildren love to play with the puppies. They roll them on the ground, ride them on the ATV, pile up with them in the cedar shavings and as they say, "help train them." I do not particularly favor one breed over another. I have seen and owned some outstanding, solid dogs in the English Setter breed, the German Shorthaired Pointer breed, the Boykin Spaniel breed, and also the Brittany Spaniel breed.

We strive to have quality dogs at all times: both male and female, and we raise quality pups from our different breeds. The majority of trained or started dogs that we sell are shown and sold at the farm. We have proven crosses and many references. I have dogs in the kennels from past breedings --MY STOCK. We will show the potential buyer first-hand what our dogs will do. That makes the decision easier and there is no misunderstanding about any dog.

GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTERS:  I have recently bred Carley Rea to Jubal and Peggy to Lord. If things go well the pups should be READY TO LEAVE near the end of November. I have also bred Goose to Jubal. If that breeding is successful the pups CAN LEAVE mid-December or around Christnmas. These should be NICE birddogs in the field as well as on the water, and some of the sweetest of family pets. They are very REASONABLY PRICED at $700 INCLUDING the $100 deposit. I have so many, many references. To reserve a puppy give me a call or text: 256-431-6584, email: spintopkennel@gmail.com or submit the form provided on the “CONTACT PAGE” on this site. I also try to keep updates on my FB pages David Holt …or Spin Top Kennel. Connect with us.

BOYKIN SPANIELS:  My girl Buffy (from Izzie and Roux) has got four MALE pups that are READY to leave (9-6-2019). They have been vaccinated twice, microchipped, BSS Registered, and dewormed multiple times. These pups should be AWESOME in the fields, on the water or simply great family pets! The price is $900 each. With a $200 deposit. Health tests have been done.

ENGLISH SETTERS: I have got five beautiful pups from my female Harper and my male Cash. These are heave with CHAMPION Shadow Oak’s Bo breeding. There are two males that are colored white/black/tan (tri-colored) and two males that are colored white/CHESTNUT/and tan (tri-colored.) The FEMALE is also tri-colored White/CHESTNUT/Tan. These pups are twice vaccinated….and soon ready to go to the field. They were born June 12, 2019. The price is $600 each. They are microchipped, vaccinated, and FDSB registered.

*** I have a form on this site that one can fill out (optional) if interested in a puppy or it is just fine to call or text: 256-431-6584 or email: spintopkennel@gmail.com ***


Paperwork & Registration


What's included when you buy a puppy from us:

  • All pups leave with Registration Paper

  • Pups have Unlimited Registration

  • All pups are micro-chipped —leave with the lifetime AKC Reunite paper work and collar tag and are dewormed regularly.

  • All pups will have first vaccination and 2nd vaccination is recommended within two weeks.

  • Pups are weaned and eating dry Purina Puppy Chow at 6 weeks old.

  • Pups can leave at 6 weeks old.

  • All records are documented and leave with the puppy at pick up


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