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    Our Dogs


    Carolina's Tuck N Roll QA2

    DOB: 6/5/2018
    Color: Black
    Gender: Male
    FC Flex

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    HRCH Jet MH

    DOB: 6/12/2015
    Color: Black
    Gender: Male
    Weight: 55 lbs
    CNM: Clear
    EIC: Clear
    DM: Clear
    HNP: Clear
    MCD: Clear
    PRA: Clear
    SD2: Clear
    D Locus: Non Dilute

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    Darla MH QAA

    DOB: 4/16/2019
    Color: Black
    Gender: Female

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    Faith QAA

    DOB: 3/28/2020
    Color: Black
    Gender: Female

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    Carolina’s Top Shelf

    DOB: 3/30/22
    Color: Black
    Gender: Male

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    Matt Neal

    Owner | Head Trainer
    I’m Matt Neal, owner and head trainer here at ECR.

    I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern NC where I developed a passion for dogs and the outdoors at a very early age. I grew up spending time at the horse barn, taking care of farm animals, hunting, fishing, and a love for playing baseball.

    I attended Pitt Community and Mount Olive College where I was fortunate enough to extend my baseball career. After graduating I purchased a black lab named Jet to begin waterfowl hunting with and quickly people began asking me if I would help them with their dogs after seeing the results I was having with him.

    At first, my goal was to build a better hunting dog, little did I know, my competitiveness and ambitious nature would lead to running hunt tests and later field trials.

    We have been very fortunate to have some great dogs and wonderful clients that have supported us and we certainly wouldn’t be where we are without their support!

    My wife, Morgan and my daughter Molly are my biggest supporters and the reason I get up and work hard every single day. I am extremely blessed to wake up and do what I love every day and could not do it without their support system.

    My passion for what I do combined with hard work, a pursuit for perfection and the knowledge to know what it takes to make your dog successful in their career is what separates us from the competition.

    “Went by today to see some of Matt’s work and his facility…all I can say is AWESOME! Matt greeted me and my daughter as if we have known each other for years. He let us sit back and watch some of his work in action. Matt and his staff were very patient with the dogs and you can tell he cares a lot about them! I would HIGHLY recommend this company with your dog!”

    - Tyler Stanley

    “Matt is a class act. Great communication with customers, excellent facilities and most importantly he has an absolute wealth of knowledge in training and caring for the dogs. I’ve been with Matt for two years now and I am still beyond pleased. 5/5 would recommend.”

    - Chandler Fryar

    “We couldn’t be more pleased with the results our lab puppy came back with. Matt’s demeanor and technique were exactly what we were looking for in a trainer. We struggled training our labs manners and obedience skills and Matt polished her skills so tactfully, providing for an amazing duck and family dog. We would send another dog to train with him in a heart beat.”

    - Catherine Lenz