Shaggy Toller’s WILD SCIROCCO
Photos: Marcin Rutkowski
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).
As the work that tollers have been bred for is our passion, we are moving Weezy towards dummy training. This training helped us to overcome his fear of shots and build better relations.
Using his nautral birdness, we train for retriever hunting tests and tolling hunting tests. In 2018 Weezy took part in a hunting for the very first time.
→ 2018.06.30 – Working Test (Brzeszczki Duże, Poland):
→ Class E, 88/100 points, place 1/7
→ 2018.06.09 – Working Test (Garwolin, Poland):
→ Class E, 58/80 points, Judge’s Choice award
→ 2017.08.04 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (Laholm, Sweden – Tollarspecialen 2017):
→ Novice Class, 90/100 points, place 4/81
→ 2016.08.05 – Dummy Test – Arbetsprov (Forsvik, Sweden – Tollarspecialen 2016):
→ Novice Class, 62/100 points (18+10+14+20+0), place 26/73
Photo: Ewa Kiryk
→ 2018.07.07 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (Poland):
→ class 2, very good (224,5/320 points), place 3/6 (judge: Gerlinde Dobler)
→ 2017.08.05 – Obedience Competition at Tollarspecialen 2017 (Laholm, Sweden):
→ klasa II, no prize, place 1/10 (judge: Carina Barthel)
→ 2017.04.01 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (Poland):
→ class 2, very good (228,5/320 points), place 5/13 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
→ 2017.03.12 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (Poland):
→ class 2, good (223,5/320 points), place 4/6 (judge: Stanisław Pasek)
→ 2017.03.11 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (Poland):
→ class 2, no prize (146,5/320 points), place 4/5 (judge: Viktoria Varsani)
→ 2017.01.15 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (Poland):
→ class 2, good (210,5/320 points), place 4/6 (judge: Rudy Cattrysse)
→ 2016.08.06 – Obedience Competition at Tollarspecialen 2016 (Forsvik, Sweden)
→ class III, very good (242/300 points), place 1/8 (judge: Hans Simmingsköld)
→ 2015.08.01 – Obedience Competition at Tollarspecialen 2015 (Sälen, Sweden):
→ class II, excellent (184/200 points), place 2/13 (judge: Gunnar Fors)
→ 2014 – second place in Polish Obediece Cup 2014 (class 1)
→ 2014.08.02 – Obedience Competition at Tollarspecialen 2014 (Skummeslöv, Sweden):
→ class I, excellent (160/200 points), place 3/19 (judge: Ingvar Johansson)
→ 2014.06.21 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (Poland):
→ class 1, excellent (234,5/280 points), place 1/8 (judge: Carina Barthel)
→ 2014.05.24 – Obedience Competition in Warsaw (Poland):
→ class 1 – good (189,5/280 points), place 8/14 (judge: Eddy Watthee)
→ 2014.05.17 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (Poland):
→ class 1 – excellent (231,5/280 points), place 1/5 (judge: Jacek Lewkowicz)
→ 2014.03.29 – Obedience Competition in Lubieszyn (Poland):
→ class 1, excellent (231/280 points), place 3/4 (judge: Janusz Arnold)
→ 2013.06.30 – Obedience Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland):
→ class 0, excellent (100/100 points), place 1/6 (judge: Henryk Salamon)
→ 2012.11.17 – Companion Dog Exam in Toruń (Poland):
→ excellent (200/200 points), place 1/2 (judge: Agnieszka Kępka)