Our family originally rescued a Golden Retriever who became an intregal member of our family for 11 years and watched over our new born son with honor. We like many others found ourselves with a gaping hole when we had to say good bye due to cancer. Our family was introduced to our first Tollers at the Toronto Spring Sportsmen Show in 2005 and instantly fell in love with these little red dogs, so when a decision was to be made for another member of the family the answer was swift and sure. Though lots of research and conversations with breeders, we learned how tollers would fit into our family perfectly. We have become extremely passionate about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers and strive to strengthen the breed any way we can. As a breeder, our goal is to have healthy, strong, balanced dogs that excel in the field and all performance areas. The NSDTR is a sporting breed and we believe that this should remain as a primary consideration in our breeding. We are active members of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada, the Ontario Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club, local All Breed Club and Canadian Kennel Club.
We live in Halton Hills, just outside the GTA with our teenage son, Maverick, our 8 year old male Toller ,Shelby our 4 year old female Toller and Lira , our 18 month old female Toller who is co-owned with Amanda Bongers. Our dogs are first and foremost loving family companions with individual personalities that always bring smiles. Our dogs from a very young age are socialized, mentally challenged and encouraged to problem solve with games and environmental conditioning. All vaccinations are kept to an absolute minimum. After many years of doing this, we have learned that Tollers do not require the booster dosages that maybe other breeds do nor do they fit into a vet's schedule provided by the drug companies.
While our dogs aren't our whole life, they certainly enrich every day and share many rewarding moments and accomplishments in our lives. Maverick has enjoyed field training since since he was 6 months old and has become a steady and trusted hunting companion, hunting fields, lakes, and backwaters for waterfowl and upland game. He's always eager to gear up and get the hunt started. Mav is our fun boy who loves to hunt. His drive to retrieve birds has been impressive to say the least, often overcoming large obstacles, wind and chasing down cripples.
Shelby was introduced to field training at four months old and is a natural. She learns extremely quickly and progresses at an impressive rate. She has achieved many CKC titles and has been a happy and willing partner with Denice. Shelby is very driven to succeed at any task and always has a wiggle in her bottom. Denice loves working and training with Shelby in Conformation, Rally and Obedience and has had great success evidenced by the growing collection of rosettes and titles.