I originally saw a Setter who was really out doing the other dogs in the field and the other dogs were much older than she was.  I asked the gentleman that owned her who had trained her and where he had gotten her.  He told me Phil Hayworth at Brigadoon Kennels.  I then came out to your kennels and looked at dogs you were training and some of your personal dogs as well.


After seeing your pointers "doing it all" I had no hesitation having you train my four month old English Setter.  By six months my dog was a very capable hunting companion- steady to wing and shot.  Retrieving was not one of my dog’s strong natural desires but you did some bench work with him and very quickly he was a finished dog.


Phil you did a great job training me too!  Having come from England most of my exposure to hunting dogs was with Retrievers which are not quite as technical.


My dog is six now and still a pleasure to hunt with and I consistently receive compliments on my dog and his abilities at Plantation hunts.  I also board my dog with you and regularly have you give the dog a "tune up".  


You take great care of of my dog and truly have a natural gift with dogs.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and your kennel.


Darren Wood
Charlotte NC


Darren P. Wood, MRICS
The Providence Group
521 E. Morehead Street
Suite 100

Charlotte NC 28202
Tel: (704) 365 0820 x111
Fax: (704) 365 8911




Dear Phil and Brigadoon Staff,


I just wanted to send you a note thanking you again for the top-notch training our dogs have received while at your kennels.  Due to your training program, our dog Rudi (a GSP) is earning placements at every AKC Field Trial and Hunt Test we have taken him to this past fall.  You corrected problems which had been caused by other trainers who had been much too harsh with him.  Your Introduction Program also proved to be just the ticket to getting our two Weimaraner puppies up and running for this past fall’s Field Trial and Hunt Test season as well.  They have both earned placements towards their AKC Junior Hunter titles and our male pup, Smokey, has earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability title at only 7 months old.  We have now had four dogs with you for training and/or correction of problems caused by other trainers.  These dogs currently have over 30 placements in AKC and NAVHDA events, resulting in two AKC Junior Hunter titles, 2 NAVHDA Natural Ability prizes and a 1st place win that qualified our dog Rudi to be entered at the 16th Annual AKC Gun Dog Championship in March 2009!  We credit you and your training program with our successes! 



Scott and Andrea Smith

Dogwood Hill Gun Dogs


UPDATE:  Smokey by 9 months old and Peach by 10 months old both had earned  their AKC Junior Hunter titles.  Smokey also has earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I - 110 points (2 points shy of a perfect score!).  This spring (2009) at AKC Field Trials Smokey, Peach and Rudi have brought home the following placements 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place ribbons from 'all breed' trials.  All five of our dogs combined now have close to 50 AKC hunt test and field trial placements on them thanks to your training programs!  Thanks again Phil.