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Harpeth River Kennels is a place to bring your dog and allow you to feel comfortable and assured your family member is not only in good hands but is also receiving a good education in a clean and fun atmosphere. If you are coming to us for a new family member you can rest easy knowing they are and have been treated like they were one of our own.


David Spaulding founder of Harpeth River Kennels has a deep respect, compassion and drive for building smart and happy companions. With over a decade of dedication in Developing programs for Obedience Training, Retriever Training, Upland Training, and Scent Detection the programs that have been put together are proven. 


Our puppy program is based around British Labradors that come from Champion Lines from all across the globe. They are cool, calm and collective family members that go hard in the field. Genetics are important when it comes to keeping a standard and trying to stay above the standard is what we strive to do.  


"When folks come they quickly see the joy in it, the dogs and puppies are happy and healthy."


 Each dog is to each their own and that must be taken into consideration when working with them. David believes in a training program that is flexible for each dog and shapes the process to fit their certain needs.


 "You can not fit a square peg in a round hole is the foundation for our training program."



 A dog of composure is always a welcomed soul for any atmosphere. This thought process has been the foundation for the training and puppy program that David has put together.

"We strive to help shape your dog into one you are not only proud of but one that gives you the attention and response we all would love to see in our dogs. "   


"I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism prior to, and during the training. The kennel exceeded my expectations for cleanliness and overall care of the dogs. David went above and beyond while Pete spent his time there. he socialized my young dog with other dogs and made him a master of obedience. I will be taking all of my future dogs to David and would more than recommend him to others!"

Martin Clayton /  Project Manager: Carter Group

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