Weezy & Spock

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

About Us

To have a dog – this had been our dream and an obvious necessity. Our expectations for the first quadruped had also been clear: a good swimmer and retriever that is agile, muscular, eager for work, and not too big too, since it would have to live in a block of flats. It took us months to figure out and find the right breed, and then, bingo: the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. This is why we got Weezy back in 2011, followed by Spock in 2014. The dogs have completely changed our life, and we have been hooked on obedience and dummy training for good. We have also been trying to learn and understand everything we can about the tollers and the specifics of this breed.

Please feel free to contact us:

Małgorzata Prażanowska
Poznań, Poland
malgorzata.prazanowska(at)gmail.com

OUR DOGS

Polish Junior Champion, Polish Champion
NEXTGENERATION PEAKPERFORMANCE Dancing with Fire
„Spock”

STUD DOG

Pedigree: click here
Date of birth: 4.04.2014
Height: 47 cm
Weight: 17,8 kg
Health: HD B, ED 0/0, OCD – clear, prcd PRA normal, CEA/CH normal, DM normal, JADD probable normal (N/N), DEN normal/clear, CLPS normal/clear, CP1 clear/normal, DTR BUFF normal/clear, eyes clear, test for brucella canis – negative, test for Mycoplasma spp – negative, test for Chlamydia – negative, test for Canine herpesvirus – negative

Next Generation Peak Performance Dancing with Fire

Spock, officially NEXTGENERATION PEAKPERFORMANCE Dancing with Fire, is our second toller that has come from the „Dancing with Fire” kennel from Krakow (Poland). His parents, Kalmegees CANADIAN RANGER (Ranger) and Stonaway SKY TRINITY (Trin), were imported from Canada. When we decided to have our second toller, we wanted a dog with a huge „will to please”and a great working potential to meet our ambition and goals in obedience and dummytraining. Trin won us over with her temperament, diligence, focus, drive, and the style of work. The pedigree of the Next Generation litter riveted us with the numerous work titles won by Spock’s ancestors, including the famous Westerlea Elias’ Tidal Wave (Chelsea), a splendid bitch with a stellar track record of hunting titles.

Weezy and Spock are completely two different dogs. Spock is a dog fixed on his humans and a cuddly little fellow who follows our every step. We like to call him a good boy; there have been no problems with his character, the dog is non-combative and quite responsive to call offs. With his superior physical fitness, the dog is very agile and highly maneuverable. His dummy work is very important to him, and Spock shows this with great speed and tenacity, perfectly negotiating all shrubs and bushes in his way. Spock is also an excellent swimmer with a great water courage. He is eager for work to the point of actually squealing of impatience and excitement. We have been slowly but successfully taming his emotions, although this takes a lot of time and his urges must (unfortunately!) be phased out a little bit.

Spock’s performance in obediencetraining is completely different than his dummy practice. In obedience training, Spock doesn’t respond well to pressure (he senses and takes the stress and anxiety of his handler) and too many repeats. The work with Spock must be based on many positive and quick adjustments in short and intensive sessions. Whenever Spock is learning something new that requires precision, we need to work in a binary pattern and remember to only reward him in the right spots or moments. Spock is a quick learner and easily remembers the performance he is rewarded for. His strengths include dynamic exercises and a proper balance between motivation with food and toys.

We are currently training Spock in class 1 obedience as a part of Na Fali Obedience Team (Poland). We have had our first entries in dummy competitions and unofficial Working Tests.

Obedience:

– 05.08.2017 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2017 (SE), class II – no prize, place 5/10 (judge: Carina Barthel)
– 02.04.2017 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL), class 1 – excellent (284/320), place 1/22 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
– 12.03.2017 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (PL), class 1 – good (222/320), place 9/17 (judge: Stanisław Pasek)
– 11.03.2017 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (PL), class 1 – very good (247/320), place 7/19 (judge: Viktoria Varsani)
– 14.01.2017 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL), class 1 – excellent (277/320), place 3/19 (judge: Rudy Cattrysse)
– 06.08.2016 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2016 (SE), class II – excellent (181,5/200), place 2/11 (judge: Siw Carlén)
– 19.06.2016 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL), class 0 – excellent (87/100), place 4/7 (judge: Katarzyna Drobik-Michalska)
– 28.11.2015 – Obedience Competition in Zielona Góra (PL), class 1 – good (166,5/280), place 16/18 (judge: Lucie Gabrielova)
– 17.10.2015 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL), class 1 – good (194,5/280), place 10/16 (judges: C. Barthel & K. Drobik)
– 10.10.2015 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL), class 1 – very good (223,5/280), place 6/17 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
– 29.08.2015 – Companion Dog Exam in Poznań (PL) – excellent (198/200), place 1/3 (judge: Tadeusz Roszkiewicz)
– 01.08.2015 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2015 (SE), class I – excellent (160,5/200), place 7/31 (judge: Anders Ostling)

Dummy:

– 04.08.2017 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (SE – Tollarspecialen 2017), Okl – 55/100 points, place 8/10
– 26.03.2017 – Tolling Test /in-official/ (Velké Meziříčí, Czech), Nkl – 1st prize, place 4/12, best tolling (judge: Sverker Haraldsson)
– 05.08.2016 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (SE – Tollarspecialen 2016), Nkl – 78/100 points, place 15/73
– 19.09.2015 – Dummy Competition in Wawrzkowizna (PL), class E  (65/80 points), place 2/4 (judge: Leszek Siejkowski)

Dog Shows:

– 03.07.2016 – XLVIII National Dog Show in Gorzów Wlkp. (PL) – exc. I, CWC/CAC, BOB
– 29.05.2016 – International Dog Show in Leszno (PL) Prestige 2016 – exc. I, CWC/CAC, CACIB, BOB
– 21.05.2016 – XIV National Gundog Show in Poznań (PL) – exc. I, CWC/CAC, BOB
– 15.05.2016 – International Dog Show in Łódź (PL) – exc. I, CWC/CAC, CACIB, BOB
– 08.11.2015 – International Dog Show in Poznań (PL) – exc. I, CWC/CAC
– 07.11.2015 – International Dog Show in Poznań (PL) – exc. I, CWC/CAC
– 26.09.2015 – XXIII International Dog Show in Wrocław (PL) – exc. I, Junior Winner, Best Junior of Breed, BOB
– 02.08.2015 – Unofficial Conformation Tollarspecialen 2015 (Sälen, SE) – exc./HP
– 05.07.2015 – XLVII National Dog Show in Gorzów Wlkp. (PL) – exc. I, Junior Winner, Best Junior of Breed, BOB
– 23.05.2015 – XIII National Gundog Show in Poznań (PL) – exc. I, Junior Winner, Best Junior of Breed, BOB


Shaggy Toller’s WILD SCIROCCO
„Weezy”

Pedigree: click here
Date of birth: 6.05.2011
Height: 50 cm
Weight: 20 kg
Health: HD A, ED 0/0, chondrodysplasia, castrated

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Weezy, officially Shaggy Toller’s WILD SCIROCCO, is our first (and long awaited) Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Born on the 6th of May 2011 at the Shaggy Toller’s kennel in Denmark, Weezy came to Poland the same year. Weezy descends directly from Shaggy Toller’s Tombstone Shadow (Shadow) and Shaggy Toller’s Ce-Li’s Wild Child (Chilli).

It was Weezy who opened the door to the world of tollers and dog sports for us. Working with Weezy has been a history of ups and downs. That is why I have come to say that Weezy is my blessing and curse in one dog. Weezy lives for himself and himself alone; rarely does he seek any interaction with humans or respond to a beck or call if there is no win for him in it. Already as a pup, he showed no interest in toys – unlike food, which he simply devours. Training Weezy, my first dog, was a great challenge to me. A true breakthrough was our first obedience seminar with Joanna Hewelt, who introduced us to obedience training. Joanna’s mentoring has pulled our dog training out of the rut, and practicing obedience became a truly enjoyable experience. Weezy is not your typical sporting dog: he lacks the agility, fitness and strong motivation for performance competition. In exchange, he is really focused at work and a very inventive thinker, to the point of offering solutions on his own! Weezy’s another great advantage is his stability and reliable performance at all exercises he has mastered. The key to success with Weezy is always the same: motivation. All in all, I really do like working with Weezy. Breaking another barrier, every successful training, and each good competition with this dog satisfies me very much.

Weezy is currently in class 2 obedience as a part of Na Fali Obedience Team (Poland). The work that tollers have been bred for is our passion, and we are moving Weezy towards dummy training, while striving to overcome his fear of shots.

Obedience:

– 05.08.2017 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2017 (SE), class II – no prize, place 1/10 (judge: Carina Barthel)
– 01.04.2017 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL), class 2 – very good (228,5/320), place 5/13 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
– 12.03.2017 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (PL), class 2 – good (223,5/320), place 4/6 (judge: Stanisław Pasek)
– 06.08.2016 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2016 (SE), class III – very good (242/300), place 1/8 (judge: Hans Simmingsköld)
– 01.08.2015 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2015 (SE), class II – excellent (184/200), place 2/13 (judge: Gunnar Fors)
– 2014 – Second place in Polish Obedience Cup 2014 (class 1)
– 02.08.2014 – Obedience Competition – Tollarspecialen 2014 (SE), class I – excellent (160/200), place 3/19 (judge: Ingvar Johansson)
– 21.06.2014 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL), class 1 – excellent (234,5/280), place 1/8 (judge: Carina Barthel)
– 24.05.2014 – Obedience Competition in Warszawa (PL) , class 1 – good (189,5/280), place 8/14 (judge: Eddy Watthee)
– 17.05.2014 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL), class 1 – excellent (231,5/280), place 1/5 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
– 29.03.2014 – Obedience Competition in Lubieszyn (PL), class 1 – excellent (231/280), place 3/4 (judge: Janusz Arnold)
– 30.06.2013 – Obedience Competition in Bydgoszcz (PL), class 0 – excellent (100/100), place 1/6 (judge: Henryk Salamon)
– 17.11.2012 – Companion Dog Exam in Toruń (PL) – excellent (200/200), place 1/2 (judge: Agnieszka Kępka)

Dummy:

– 04.08.2017 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (SE – Tollarspecialen 2017), Nkl – 90/100 points, place 4/81
– 05.08.2016 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (SE – Tollarspecialen 2016), Nkl – 62/100 points, place 26/73

Dog Shows:

– 23.10.2011 – International Dog Show in Poznań (PL) – very promising, Best Puppy
– 22.10.2011 – International Dog Show in Poznań (PL) – promising
– 18.09.2011 – National Dog Show in Zielona Góra (PL) – very promising, Best Puppy

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