We are the McDonald family. My name is Alyia and my husband's name is Kirk. We have six beautiful children that play and interact with the dogs and puppies on a daily basis. We are located in Coffee County, Georgia. We live on 46 acres right on the Satilla River, so our dogs have plenty of room to run and play! We bought our first Boykin Spaniel puppy back in 2013 for a Christmas gift for Kirk's oldest son, Hayden, and now the rest is history! I have a huge heart for animals and I have always wanted to have as many as possible. Kirk has helped me make that dream become a reality! God has truly blessed us to be able to bless others, one litter at a time!
We work diligently to provide quality puppies by breeding for what we view as the best mix of the most desirable traits of the breed. Our dogs exhibit good retrieving and hunting characteristics, but are also bred for good temperament in order to make them just as good family dogs as they are hunting dogs. With this in mind, we work to produce dogs that are in the middle of the breed standard concerning size. Our female Boykins average 35 pounds and our male Boykins average 40 pounds. Our female German Shorthaired Pointers average 45 pounds and our male German Shorthaired pointers average 55 pounds. Our female Springer Spaniels average 40 pounds and our male Springer Spaniels average 50 pounds. Our female Labrador Retrievers average 60 pounds and our male Labrador Retrievers average 70 pounds.
We carefully select our sires and dams in order to minimize the risk of problems such as Hip Dysplasia, eye issues, or other congenital problems that could occur.
Whiskey and Rhyder, our Boykin sires, have been OFA tested on Congenital Cardiac Disease as well as Elbow and Hip Dysplasia.
Results indicated that all tests were within normal range.
We have several litters per year. Our puppies go fast, so put a deposit down today to reserve your next addition!
Deposits are $200 and are non-refundable.
Deposits can be sent to Alyia McDonald via:
Zelle: (229) 237-7488
**We only sell our puppies with Limited Registration. Full Registration can be purchased but it will be an additional price. **
Princess Harleighrae loves puppies!!
Harleighrae and Bimmer
Harleighrae was born loving puppies:)
You are not a princess, unless you have a puppy:)
Our puppies get plenty of interaction daily! Can you tell?
Puppies even go on road trips with us!
Holland and Penny
Holland and Boujie
The Boykin Spaniel breed is a tough, energetic, and enthusiastic hunting dog, yet gentle and contented in the home. An affectionate and fiercely loyal personality is a hallmark of the breed. Boykin's make wonderful family pets as well as excellent hunting dogs. They thrive on companionship and enjoying the company of children and other dogs.
Boykins have two coat colors:
1. Dark Chocolate
2. Rich Liver
The German Shorthaired Pointer breed is known for power, speed, agility, and endurance. Noble and aristocratic are words often used to describe the overall look.
The GSP breed come in a variety of colors and markings:
1. Liver & White/Black & White Ticked
2. Liver Roan
3. Solid Black/Liver
4. Liver & White/Black & White
5. Liver & White/Black & White Patched
6. Liver & White/Black & White Patched & Ticked
GSP's make happy, trainable pets who bond firmly to their family. They are always up for physical activities like running, swimming, or hunting.
English Springer Spaniels are tough, muscular hunters that are bred to work closely with humans. Springers are highly trainable people-pleasers. They crave company and are polite dogs that are good with kids and other animals. They are eager to join in any family activities such as long walks, games of chase, fetch, and swimming are favorite pastimes of these rugged spaniels. They also make wonderful hunting dogs. Our ESS's are considered to be the field breed.
The ESS breed comes in a variety of colors and markings:
1. Black or liver with white markings or predominantly white with black or liver markings.
2. Blue or liver roan.
3. Tricolor: black and white or liver and white with tan markings, usually found on eyebrows, cheeks, inside of ears and under the tail.
*Any white portion of the coat may be flecked with ticking.
Labrador Retrievers are a strongly built and athletic dog that enables them to function as a retrieving gun dog as well as a great family companion. Labrador Retrievers are America’s most popular dog breed. Labs are friendly, smart, outgoing, and high-spirited companions who have more than enough affection to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large dog.
The Lab breed comes in a variety of colors:
*Labs make the best family pet and are easy to train!!
Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. Labradoodles are intelligent, friendly, and at least moderately active. Their coat is shaggy or curly and requires maintenance and grooming. They are also hypoallergenic and do not shed.
Labradoodles come in a variety of colors:
*Labradoodles make the best hypoallergenic family pet and are very easy to train!
Cash is our Liver Roan English Springer Spaniel. He was born on November 13, 2018. He weighs 51 pounds and loves to run and play!
Renesmea is our Liver Roan German Shorthaired Pointer. She was born on May 15, 2018. She weighs 45 pounds and loves to point dragonflies!
Trigger is our Liver Roan German Shorthaired Pointer. He was born on May 15, 2018. He weighs 55 pounds. He loves attention and wants to be held like a baby!
Charlie is our Liver Roan German Shorthaired Pointer. He was born on May 15, 2018. He weighs 60 pounds. He is our Houdini! He loves to escape and climb our kennels!
Rhyder is one of our Boykin Spaniels. He was born on November 30, 2017. He weighs 45 pounds. He is extremely curly, although we keep them cut short in the summer due to the Georgia heat. He loves running and taking a swim in the pond.
Whiskey is one of our Boykin Spaniels. He was born on January 4, 2016. He weighs 45 pounds. He is very curly. He loves running and running beside the Can-am.
Millie is one of our Boykin Spaniels. She was born on September 9, 2018. She weighs 30 pounds. She is very curly. She loves water and chasing rabbits.
Remi is one of our Labradors. She was born on August 7, 2018. She loves to retrieve and ride in the Can-am. She is the best mannered dog that we have!
Remi is also our registered Emotional Support Dog. She goes everywhere we go and loves to work her magic!
Boujie is our Standard Poodle. He was born on January 10, 2021. He loves to get dirty! If there is mud around, he will find it! He is full of personality and loves to smile at me! He will also pout when he is mad.
Sophie is our Standard Poodle. She was born on May 15, 2021. She loves to follow you around and she is the calmest puppy! She is full of personality and loves to be held!
Shadow had 6 puppies born on 3/22/2022.
3 black and white
I have 1 female and 1 male Boykin puppies that are available. DOB 09/4/2022. Ready to go!!
Remi and Boujie had a beautiful litter of Labradoodles on 8/22/2022. Both parents are registered and on site. Puppies are black/white. (1/13/2022)
I have a few older Boykins that I am selling. Contact Alyia McDonald for more information. (11/7/2022)
Send your review to Alyia at K&A Kennels and your review will be posted on the website in one of the review sections below! :)
After losing our 15-year-old lab in January and a rescued GSP in April, I was just "looking" at dogs. I saw Alyia's posting for Si (think Uncle Si, from Duck Dynasty). I immediately inquired and Alyia got back to me right away. She was so nice and you could tell her dogs were loved. We adopted Si without meeting him that night! Alyia always answered my texts and answered any questions that I had almost immediately. She even helped us get a transport from Georgia to Maryland. Si is a gorgeous all liver 2 year old. Our vet was very impressed with Si and he checked out perfectly. He is a great family dog. He is good with my kids and my three cats. He loves to be around people and take long walks. He is a super snuggler! We are so happy to have found Alyia and cannot wait to get our next puppy. Si's brother is going to be a daddy and we cannot wait to meet him in October. If you are looking for a sweet dog with a breeder who cares about her dogs and buyers even after purchase, you will not be sorry you contacted Alyia.
We just got our little boy almost 3 months ago and could not be happier! This is our first Boykin Spaniel and we had a great buying experience with K&A Kennels. They were very quick with responses, had all of the puppies up to date and healthy. We are so happy to have found K&A Kennels and will definitely recommend our friends and family.
My Milly pup is now 8 months old. She is the sweetest and most caring dog. She sticks by my side and is weary when strangers come around me. She is attached to me like white on rice since we brought her home and the rest is history! She is great with my niece/nephew and gets along very well with other dogs. She loves to run and has even learnt how to throw a ball or a stick for herself to chase. She was very easy to train commands. She is such a smart pup. When we met our fur baby, the mama dog came right up to us, played, ran around, and smiled so big! These are the best dogs and the sweetest fur-ever friends! If you have never had a GSP, K&A Kennels is the place to get one!!!
K&A Kennels is LITERALLY the BEST! I purchased Copper back in January after my Great Pyrenees went missing. I would 10/10 recommend them to anyone! :)
My husband and I adopted our beautiful boy, Henry, in May. He immediately became a part of our family and we could not imagine life without him!
Henry is now 4 months old and in perfect health. Even his vet thinks he is a wonderful puppy!
I spoke primarily with Alyia during the adoption process and she was incredible! So helpful and very informative. I highly recommend working with the McDonald's to find your new best friend!!
Seneca, South Carolina
Last year I got a Boykin puppy from the McDonald’s and I just have to say, she is the smartest and instinctual dog I have ever owed. There is so much drive and eagerness within herself to please her owner. The day I took her home, she already knew how to fetch and I just had to call her to get her to bring back the fowl. Not to mention how beautiful her liver colored coat is. She is much stronger and faster than my other dogs.
Athens, Georgia (8/20/2020)
Just under two years ago, my Aunt and Uncle purchased a Boykin spaniel from K&A kennels. My husband and I quickly fell in love with their "Breesie" and decided we had to have one. Less than a year later, we welcomed Payton into our home. I work for a home improvement company and have the privilege of bringing her to work with me. PayPay has stolen the hearts of every person who has entered my office. She is not only the most beautiful dog I have ever seen, she is the sweetest and best natured dog I have ever been around. She loves my kids and watches over them. Payton is very healthy and happy. Almost everyone who enters my office asks what breed Payton is. Boykins are rare in Louisiana. I always give them the number for K&A kennels. We are very pleased with K&A!
I am so in love with my first GSP. The McDonald family is very knowledgeable about the breed and very passionate about their dogs. When I walked down to their kennels, I was very impressed. You can see how much they put into caring for their pets, as well as all of ours. I believe my puppy will be a great hunter and family pet. My *Ember* is smart, healthy (most importantly) and beautiful.
She is already sitting and staying on command at 8 weeks old. She is also pointing everything and she even hunts my other dog. I highly recommend K&A kennels as a top choice kennel!
We got our Boykin Spaniel, Breesie, almost 2 1/2 years ago from Alyia. My husband was working in Wyoming when he saw a woman walking her Boykin Spaniel. Never seeing one before, he asked her all about it. He did some research, and decided he needed one for his travel companion. He found Alyia online. Unfortunately, they had sold all of the current litter. However, they had a 12-week-old girl they had plan on keeping. Alyia knew he had his heart set on getting one, so she graciously let us buy her. She was shipped from Georgia to Wyoming. I flew up there from our home in West Monroe, Louisiana a few days later. It was absolute love at first sight!! We drove home with our new Breesie in tow. Our lives have changed! She is our daughter! We love her dearly!! Everyone that meets her falls instantly in love! My niece even had to have a pup from the same parents. Now she has Payton, which is Breesie’s, little sister!! I cannot imagine my life, had Alyia not let us get her. I am forever grateful to you, Alyia!! I HIGHLY recommend a Boykin Spaniel to anyone who wants a truly loyal and highly intelligent dog. THEY ARE THE BEST!! By the way, Breesie does not travel with my husband. There is no way I could live without her! She goes with me everywhere I go now!
~Nikki & Jerry Peoples
West Monroe, Louisiana
I just wanted to reach out and let you know how much we love our Lewie!
We picked him up on Christmas Eve 2019. You were at work but we met your husband. Anyway, he has been the absolute best dog. We now have three Springers': Lewis, Clark - a black and white female and Millie - a tricolor female. He is so happy and loved. Thank you!!
Fur-ever grateful :)
We received June, a tri-colored roan, female English Springer Spaniel from a Malley/Cash litter. In fact, Henry (pictured above) is her brother. She is nearly 1 year old now and has leveled off at a weight of 44-45 lbs. She is beautiful, intelligent, independent, playful, and quick to please. She took to water almost immediately. Very trainable, but can be stubborn. She has a keen nose and has an eye for birds and small game. Kirk and Alyia of K&A Kennels were great to work with, especially because we were out of state.
We are quick to recommend K&A Kennels to anyone that asks where she is from. Thanks again!!
~Kevin & Rachael Cassel
Wilmington, North Carolina
My husband and I got a German Shorthair Pointer in November; B’mer is around 5 months old now. No matter what we did to exercise, he is excessively full of energy. The only time he is calm was after playing with other dogs. Therefore, we decided he needed a playmate. We found K&A Kennels, who had a litter ready to go home who was the closest to where we lived. We put down our deposit and set a date. Day of pick-up was an adventure. Dirt road leading to their house was a little concerning, however once we got there, just WOW. Beautiful place, the kennels where the dogs were kept was clean and well maintained. Very impressive!! Our little guy was there to meet us with all his littermates. Talk about puppy Heaven!! Benzy has been a well-mannered and mellow pup so far. We started training and he picked up sit in 2 days. Very smart!! K&A Kennels is very open and prompt to respond to any questions we had quickly. They provided extra pictures of our puppy that showed him romping around. Too cute!! We could not be happier with our experience and would recommend anyone to K&A Kennels.
Charleston, South Carolina (03/16/2021)
K&A Kennels were amazing to work with, very informative and provided me with a professional and detailed report of my new puppy. Scooby is a welcome addition to my family and I could not have gotten a better breeder! Thanks K&A Kennels, you rock!!
We lost our 15-year old Weimaraner last year and we were finally ready for a new family pet. After searching many options, we came across The McDonald's with K&A Kennels. We inquired, exchanged a few texts and decided to take the plunge. Alyia was very responsive and kept us up to date on the progress of the litter and the GSP pup we selected. She even sent us pictures every time we asked and was quick to answer any questions we had. We have had our Liver Roan GSP (Kali) now 3 weeks and are completely in love. She is so beautiful, healthy, and smart, has learned to go up and down the stairs of our townhome and is progressing well with crate/potty training. Upon pickup, it was obvious how much the entire family cares about their dogs; from the information packet, they provided, to the vaccinations, and even the going home bath. If you are looking for your next family pet, you must consider K&A Kennels. Our family could not be happier with our choice and would recommend them to anyone looking for their next furry family member!
Atlanta, Georgia (3/21/2021)
K&A Kennels is the absolute BEST! We adopted Paladin late last year and he was the perfect addition to our family. He is smart and full of energy! The McDonald's were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. It is clear how much they care for their dogs! We are so happy we found them!
~Leah & Chase Widner
We got our male Boykin from K&A Kennels almost a year ago. We had another male Boykin that we had to put down after 15 years and our new boy has filled an empty place in our hearts. "Bogie" is loving, vigorous, smart, and has stolen our hearts. He is a very strong retriever, has a great nose and loves the water. We take him everywhere we go and he loves going with us on the golf course. He has become the mascot of our course and everyone there loves him.
We would definitely recommend getting a puppy from Alyia!
~Ed & Donna Ricks
K&A Kennels was amazingly helpful when I was trying to find my new companion! Mrs. McDonald was so sweet and keep up with communication almost daily. I drove up to her place in Georgia from Tampa, Florida to get my new pup, Harley. The pups were all healthy, and their land was awesome!!
I would recommend K&A Kennels to anyone looking for an awesome GSP or any of the other breeds they also have! :)
Say hello to Charlie!
We just celebrated his 3'rd birthday! He came into our lives at just the perfect time. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family. Many thanks to K&A Kennels for helping us find the perfect match for our family. Charlie is an wonderful companion, always there to greet me after a long days work. He is an amazing run buddy. He will go the distance of a 5K with me not missing a beat. We are working on agility training, and even at three years old learning new tricks. Charlie continues to amaze us with his endurance and intelligence for this breed. Our hearts are so full with our Fur-ever Boykin Spaniel!
K&A Kennels you're the best!!
Hello from Texas!! When my husband and I decided we wanted a Boykin we began the search for the perfect fit. The McDonald's were so helpful and made the process easy. Our fur baby, Coco, has been easy to train, wonderful around our grandbaby, loves to ride in the side by side, and is the best RV partner. Everyone that meets her is immediately in love. We highly recommend K&A Kennels.
We got our Whiskey River just over a year ago and we couldn't imagine our lives without her. She's the sweetest girl and if she is not pointing out a bird, she likes to be held like a baby!
Thanks K&A Kennels for our best friend and co-pilot.
Thank you K&A Kennels for Charlie! The past year and a half and has been great with our family dog. Super athletic and would probably be a great hunter too, but we haven’t trained him. Loves his Frisbee and swimming.
Fayette County, Georgia
I was searching for the perfect puppy to bring home as not only a loving pet but also a dog I could take duck hunting. And I found just that. Our now 3 year old Boykin has brought us more happiness than we could have ever imagined. He’s not only one of the best looking Boykins I’ve ever seen, but he has the best personality too; loving, smart, driven, and loyal.
We will definitely be in touch with K&A Kennels for future puppies!
We got our sweet girl a little over a year ago & she has changed our lives! We loved working with K&A kennels & they even helped us after we got her! What a great experience! Willow fits our family perfectly, she's energetic but still a cuddle buddy. She loves everyone she meets and she's the sweetest dog we've had!
We will definitely be reaching back out to K&A Kennels for our next pup we get!
We got Huk from K&A Kennels just before Christmas in December of 2019. He was the missing piece to our family! Alyia and her husband were so helpful in helping us find the right pup to match the energy of our young daughters. Huk is an amazing Springer Spaniel and we will be getting more of our family members from them as well!
My experience with K&A Kennels was nothing short of amazing! From the personality of the owners, to the attention to and for their dogs, to the experience, to the caring after the dogs leave their hands into yours was spectacular! Highly recommend for any hunter or avid dog family! Much love!
Savannah, Georgia (4/29/2021)
We got our Boykin Spaniel, Hac, almost a year ago and he has been a wonderful addition to our family! Hac is so loving with an awesome personality and we couldn't be happier. We highly recommend K&A Kennels! All the puppies receive love from the entire McDonald family before they come home with you and that speaks volumes to their integrity.
Thank you K&A Kennels!
New Bern, North Carolina
Thank you so much to Alyia and family for such a great experience when we decided to add a Springer Spaniel to our family. While we were anxiously waiting until Finley was old enough to leave, Alyia sent me plenty of pictures and kept us updated. She made the process of his purchase as easy as possible. Our puppy was healthy as could be and up to date on vaccines when we got him. We can't live life without this dog! Hopefully one day, we will be adding another puppy to our family, and I will go through K&A Kennels again.
~The Creel Family
Fountain Inn, South Carolina (4/29/2021)
We picked up “Muddy” almost a year ago! I have had Springer Spaniels all my life and after losing my two girls in one year, I began the search for my next pup! I found this website and am so glad I did! Everything went smoothly and Muddy blended right in with my family! She is a river dog, a mud skipper, my boating buddy, and my best friend!!! I could not be happier with her!
Thank you to Alyia for a flawless adoption and a beautiful addition to our family!
️ Highly recommended!!! ️
~Jennifer Jo Waters
We could NOT be happier with our Boykin pup from K&A Kennels!! He is absolutely amazing!! He is 4 months old now completely housebroken and even rings the bells on the door to go outside. He knows the commands sit, down, stay and come. He is so smart and learns very quickly! He goes to doggy daycare sometimes and they have said “He is the and most well adjusted puppy we have." But the best part of him is his sweet and loyal disposition! We are so in love and I will refer K&A Kennels to anyone and everyone for an amazing dog!
~Gina and Keith Kilgore
K&A Kennels is a top class kennel. Alyia made the process super simple and enjoyable. She is extremely knowledgeable on her breeds and sent me pictures every chance she got until it was time to pick up my pup. This being my first time dipping into the pure bred market and honestly I was a bit skeptical of the whole thing, but Alyia and her husband put all my doubts to ease. If you are looking for your next best friend then look no further than K&A kennels!! Jax, my Boykin Spaniel, is the most obedient and energetic pup that I have ever had. He is currently in emotional support training and is well on his way to getting his certification.
When I get my next puppy, you better believe I’ll be going back to K&A Kennels.
K&A Kennels are wonderful to work with when we inquired about getting our Boykin. When we decided on one, they regularly sent pictures and updates on our little fur baby, Dixie. We picked her up towards the end of March 2020. They had a nice folder of documents ready for us. It had training tips and tricks, what shots/vaccines were administered and which were needed and when, as well as all of her bloodline papers. I was not expecting such great service! Their property is well cared for and their "pack" was happy and healthy!!
I will recommend K&A Kennels to anyone I know who is looking for a breed they offer.
Thanks Kirk and Alyia!
~ Amanda Bradshaw &
We lost our 11 year old pointer mix very suddenly back in March and were completely lost without him. I didn’t think I could even begin to consider welcoming another dog into our lives so soon, but we quickly realized the house was just too empty and we needed a new baby to be able to heal. We knew we wanted a GSP and came upon K&A Kennels by chance and we are so glad we did. We had a wonderful experience with the McDonalds from the very first communication to pickup, and beyond! Our boy was the last of his litter and we fell in love with him immediately. Alyia and Kirk were so kind and answered all our questions and let us come visit several times until he was ready to go.
Franklin has been a burst of happy energy in our lives at a time we needed him most and he has quickly and effortlessly established himself as part of our family. He is such a smart, sweet, beautiful boy and we get compliments every time we are out with him. We are looking forward to the years of adventures and cuddles ahead and we are so grateful to the McDonald's for such an amazing puppy!!
~Suzanne & Gabe
It has only been a couple of days since Junior has been home but he is already asking to go outside to potty, he knows "sit" AND he loves walking by the pond to chase the geese. He also LOVES his sister Lagatha, and she loves him. They are quickly becoming inseparable.
Thank you again, so much, for providing us this opportunity. He is really everything I could have wanted. As his training progresses and he gets his AKC certifications I will keep you updated.
~Rev Joshua Spruell
St. Mary's Georgia
We had a wonderful experience with K&A kennels. They were great at communicating with us through the whole puppy buying process. They kept us up to date with how our puppy was doing, as well as sent us pictures regularly. We love our new puppy, and are exited to see him grow!
We are first time Boykin Spaniel owners and I couldn’t ask for a better dog. The process we went through with Alyia to get our little Bogey was so easy. She was attentive and answered all my questions and concerns I had. I texted/emailed constantly and asked for updates on the little ones and she never failed to contact me back.
Our “little” which is what I call our Mr. Bogey is the best dog I have ever had. He is very intelligent, obedient, loving and so playful. He is the cutest thing ever too. We love him and hope to get another friend for him soon from Alyia.
Thank you so much for giving us confidence in you and the breed!
~Felicia, Evan & Bogey
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Just wanted to touch base and let you know we are so in love with our GSP. Maverick has been the best addition to our crazy bunch, he fits in perfectly with our six kids. He is spoiled rotten and is a complete mama’s boy! He is ridiculously smart and loves to be mentally stimulated! He loves to play fetch and run with the kids. But most of all he enjoys all the snuggles.
Thank you so much for making the drive up to Macon to meet us and giving us the best four legged kid ever.
~John & Savannah
We purchased our male GSP, Zeke, from K&A Kennels and Alyia and her family were amazing through the whole process! I would definitely purchase another puppy from them when we are ready for another!!
14665 Highway 158 Wray, GA 31798
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