Delrickbay Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are first and foremost reliable and loving family members with drive to work with their people at any task, no matter the complexity or degree of challenge. Our dogs are not couch potatoes and enjoy plenty of exercise and play and will give you full effort to achieve goals.
Maverick was welcomed to our family in the fall 2010, his "maverick" attitude and willingness to explore when his litter mates were less adventurous, won us over immediately. He instantly became "Mav" and adopted us as his pack. Maverick was a challenge to train but his drive and loyalty and eagerness to please always ended the session with some smiles and fun. Maverick and Dean trained as a team and achieved a CKC WCX title and Junior Hunter. Maverick was hunted over at 2 years old and quickly learned that he much preferred the real thing over hunt tests and made this clear. Mav is a steady and trusted hunting companion who is as happy in a water blind as he is in the field hunting ducks, Canada geese and upland birds. Maverick continues to impress, overcoming obstacles of all kinds and retrieving birds up to 20 pounds. When he's not hunting or training, Maverick is busy being "Mav" at home, which includes resting in the bed and being close to the kitchen action and being a general clown. Maverick is very comfortable being the only male Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in the house and is happy to watch the girls do their things. Maverick's happy place is when he's retrieving for our teenage son, hunting with the boys opening morning.
Shelby is an energetic young girl who loves to be with her family. Shelby continues to be successful in the conformation ring working towards her Grand Championship. She also continues her path in rally, obedience and her favorite hunt tests. She is currently staying sharp with her field skills after obtaining her WCI. Shelby achieved the recognition as the third highest ranked Toller by CKC for Rally in 2018 and is progressing well through Rally Advanced Excellent in 2019 ranked as the 4th highest Toller. Shelby worked hard with Denice and was awarded her Obedience CD title in August of this year. She has proven herself in the hunting blind and is an welcome energetic hunting companion. Shelby earned her CGN certificate at six months of age .
She is dedicated to the task at hand and completes with full enthusiasm.
Shelby is amazingly smart and loves to learn new games and be challenged while training. Most importantly she loves to be with her family and give lots of cuddles.
Lira has been nothing short of a complete pleasure to raise and see grow with a ton of confidence and a very loving and happy personality. Lira is showing fantastic progress in training and is now working towards her WCI's and has completed her CKC JH title in the spring of 2022. Training also consists of rally, obedience and agility with additional titles to come if all goes well in August. Lira has set a very strong pace in the conformation ring as a puppy, achieving her CKC Championship at 9 months old and her CKC Grand Championship at less than 14 months of age. In July Lira obtained her American Championship with an outstanding "Best of Winners" finish, followed by a "Select Bitch" finish the following day competing as a special. That same weekend Lira obtained her AKC WC with an outstanding performance proving her versatility. Lira is now focused on adding more titles behind her name. Lira is eager to mimic her other pack members and has been field training as regularly as possible, weather permitting. We expect great things from Lira in the future and are very proud of her. Lira is a fantastic, caring mother and we hope for more litters in coming years
Doc is a fantastic boy from Shelby and Wyatt's litter in September of 2021. He has an easygoing personality and is always ready to work and face new challenegs. A fast learner with ample drive for all dog sports, but enjoys downtime spent with his family. Doc has done very well in the confirmation ring acheiving his CKC championship in October at 13 months of age. Doc currently trains in field, obediance, agility and rally with sights set for titles in all for 2023. Through the winter of 22/23 Doc participated in a handfull of upland game hunts eagerly and enjoyed every minute of "work" proving his training and instincts. He has recently taken on the roll of big brother to Grace and has shown great care and gentleness. Doc is a true pleasure in every sense of the word and what we consider "bomb-proof".