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Leatherwood Kennels offers an extensive training program for all types of Retrievers and Basic Obedience for All Breeds. 

Linwood O'Briant has over Fifteen years of experience as a Professional Retriever Trainer and specializes in training for AKC Hunt Tests, AKC Field Trials, UKC Hunt Tests, Personal Gun Dogs, and Basic Obedience. Let us customize a program to fit your and your companion's needs.

Leatherwood Kennels is located minutes from I-40 at Shady Oaks Kennels in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  We offer 50 acres of land and water that have been groomed specifically for Retriever Training, and have access to off-site training grounds less than an hour from home.

We are Proud to be an AKC Breeder of Merit for our Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. We offer a Litter of Puppies from time to time. For Litter Announcements, please go to PUPPIES

Leatherwood Kennels
4000 High Point Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27107
336.784.0432 ph/fax



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Linwood O'Briant
Professional Trainer

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