NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVERS - TOLLERS
In January 2007, while in the Boston Terrier ring, I spotted the most appealing red dogs in the next ring. Curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to learn about these dogs. I had been considering a second breed and was looking for a medium sized breed that had energy, was easy to groom, and had work ethic. Before I knew it, I was heading down to Maryland to pick out a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy from Sherry Seibel, DVM from Edlyn Kennels. This is how Turner came to live with me..."Edlyn Seastar Turn of Events" has really been a turn of events for me.
Turner is my amazing red companion. He is now officially NSDTRC CH, AKC CH SHR Edlyn Seastar Turn of Events, CGC, WC, JH, CD. In March, 2011 he earned his Championship by winning BOW at the New England Sporting Group Association Shows. He finished in style with a 5 point major and winning the Gun Dog Class both days. He has attained multiple field and obedience titles. I have trained and handled him in all venues. In 2010, he received the NSDTRC Admiral Halsey H.O.T. Award for being owner trained and handled for a Field title. He now qualifies for the Rusty Jones Award and Versatility Award. He will be adding more field and obedience titles to his name.
I am delighted to introduce my newest Toller addition, Nadia--"Aqueus Devil Wears Prada." Nadia is just a puppy, but is quickly learning the ropes. I have great expectations for her in conformation and performance events. Initially a California girl, she has adjusted well to living in New England. She is extremely smart, a little mischievious and a wonderful addition to the Whalom clan.
A huge thank you to the following people: to Jane Folkman for introducing me to the breed and supporting my efforts; to Sherry Seibel for allowing such a quality boy to live with a novice in Sporting Dogs, to Danika Bannasch for allowing Nadia to come all the way to the East Coast as my foundation Toller bitch and to Celeste Meade and Buck Shope for being patient with my abilities but giving me support and guidance for what I hope to achieve with my Tollers.