The Team at Weller Kennels

John Weller – Anthony Abernathy


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Celebrating over four decades of professional dog training

Our Story

John is down in the record books as the first trainer/owner to become the North American Hunting Retriever Association’s (NAHRA) first Grand Master Hunting Retriever (GMHR) with Weller’s Moses of Anitoch, “Moses”.

He is featured in N.C. Wildlife Magazine and Sports Afield 100th Anniversary Edition. John has titled hundreds of dogs in the NAHRA Retriever Tests as well as competed successfully in AKC Field Trials and Hunt Tests and ESPN’s Super Retriever Series.

“The dogs are worked by our staff of trainers with each trainer specializing in different types of canine personalities and different forms of training from the competition athlete, the hunting companion and the family’s faithful friend”.

Weller’s Judgment Day, “Judge”

John qualified his dog Weller’s Judgment Day, “Judge” , as one of the twelve retrievers in the country to compete in ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

“God has blessed us with our 30 years of continued success guiding us with truthful evaluations, honest work, genuine care and the ability to understand these faithful creatures.”

Hunt.. Compete.. Companion..

Whether you hunt, want a companion or compete among the best dogs in the country, we are dedicated to teaching owners to pursue their desires in the hunt test/field trial circuit.

Hard work and the gifts that God has given us have kept us on top as sincere and honest trainers for all breeds of dogs.

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If you’re interested in reserving a puppy, or just have questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We always love to talk about our dogs.

Take a moment and look through our website and all of its pictures.

God bless you!



One of our assistant trainers at Weller Kennels for over 20 years – Anthony Abernathy.

My daughter’s and the best dog I’ve ever owned – “Weller’s Moses of Antioch” – John Weller.

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250 Zeb Road
New Bern, North Carolina 28560

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