Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Whitepoint Tollers is a very small hobby kennel located deep in residential Halifax, Nova Scotia, breeding CKC registered Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. More than just a hobby, Tollers have been a part of my life since 1985. The family dog of my childhood was a Toller / Cocker Spaniel cross, so my history with Tollers actually predates my first purebred Toller by more than30 years!

Through my dogs, I’ve met Toller fanciers from across North America, Scandinavia, Australia and the UK; I’ve met and learned from pioneers in the breed; I’ve lived the joys and heartbreaks of being a hobby breeder.  Through my dogs I’ve experienced conformation shows, obedience trials, field tests and performance venues and trained and worked with my dogs on commercials.  I’ve been on the organizing committees of four previous NSDTR Club of Canada National Specialties. I've promoted Tollers on national television and/or print with my dogs for events such as the launch of the Canadian stamp honoring the Toller in 1988; the 50th anniversary of CKC recognition and the recognition of the Toller as the official dog of Nova Scotia in 1995; and AKC recognition of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in 2003. 

But by far my greatest and most treasured experience with Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers has been the years of joy and companionship with my own Tollers. 

See our BRAGS page, for archived news items and Whitepoint Toller owners' brags.


Mary and dogs, 2003

Liam finishes his Rally Excellent title!

May 9, 10: 2015
Liam and I celebrated Mother's Day weekend at the Dartmouth Kennel Club Shows and Trials!
Team Liam qualified for the last two legs he needed for his Rally Excellent title from the Excellent B class, with respectable scores of 93 both days! !
As an added bonus, Liam's young son Kare's Keepin' The Faith aka Creidim picked up a point from the Jr. Puppy class towards his championship his very first show. Creidim is proudly owned by Wendy Coffen Ruddolph. What a great weekend!


Liam Rally Excellent title photo