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
Glory is the daughter of Shelby and Buck (2019 litter). She has an eagerness to learn and experience all this world has to offer. She socializes very well with the grown dogs and has taken quickly to basic training. Glory is a natural retriever with tons of drive and as birdy as can be. Her swimming skills are very impressive and shows lots of water courage. She has been shinning bright in the show ring placing under baby puppy with two best in breed finishes. She has completed her CKC Conformation Championship at 10 months of age and continues her path to her Grand Championship with Denice. Basic field training began over the winter of 2020 with a goal of obtaining her WC and JH title in the summer which was delayed by COVID closures. Glory has obtained her first leg of three for her CKC JH title and is working to complete in 2022. August is looking busy for Glory. She is eager to please and move to more challenging field training in 2022. We look forward to many successes with Glory through post COVID as she has a bright future ahead and are very proud of her.