Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Been So Long

....since the last posting here! I apologize to the followers of this blog for my absents. A lot has happened over the past few months!

First, Pierce arrived from Belgium to visit us here at Tollchester until later this year. His owner Els Van De Langeburg visited Seattle with her lovely dogs Foxy and Pierce. Foxy got to go home at the end of her visit with some extra cargo! Foxy is due soon with her litter from our boy Ziggy.

Pierce got to stay and play show dog... and did he ever do his job well! He started off his show career in the USA at the Puyullup WA dog show were he picked up 12 points in 3 days and recieved his majors for his American title! With only 3 points to go we decided to wait a wee bit to show him. On March 3rd he attended the supported entry with Simone Sortwell in Maryland and recieved BOS over specials for a 5 point major! This win made him an American Champion! Way to go team Pierce.

Since our last update we have had a litter of wee ones! Carling was bred to Ripley in November and we have 4 lovely girls and 2 handsome boys that were born January 24, 2012. We are very excited about this litter and look forward to their evaluations later this month. **currently all the puppies are spoken for from this litter**

Pierce isn't the only one having a grand time in the show world. Simone Sortwell has also been doing some visits at shows. In February she attended the Westminster Kennel Club Show (WKC) in New York! Although she didn't have a dog entered she had a lovely time supporting fellow breeders. Some beautiful dogs were in the top awards and it was an honor to be part of their team.

Mercedes has returned to Tollchester and she will be expecting her first litter in April. We are very excited about this litter as this will be our first litter with possibly two sires! We opted for a double sire breeding in hopes to have puppies from both boys. We will be DNA testing these pups at 4-6 weeks to answer the question everyone will be wondering "who's your daddy?"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Only 1 More Week!

.........until Pierce and Curry arrive from Belgium! We are excited to announce the pending arrival of two lovely boys from Of Great Pleasure kennels in Belgium.

Pierce's web page is set up at

Curry's web page is set up at

Both boys are here to show in Canada and the USA for 2012. We are honored to be showing them for our friend and look forward to "using" them in our breeding program later this year.

Of Great Pleasure kennels website is located at

Friday, October 21, 2011

Will's Group 4th at Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers!

"Will" is a gorgeous boy from our Blaze and Sonny litter. He has shown a limited number of times and now is on 9 points towards his Championship. This win was extra special for him because he won it over 50+ dogs from the classes making him the #7 toller in the country as of October 20th. Way to go Team Will!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another GREAT Weekend For Tollchester Dogs!

September 9-11, 2011 in Osoyoos BC at the Skaha Kennel Club show was a very successful weekend for the Tollchester kids!

"Sky" MBBPIS MBPIG CAN CH Tollchester's Looking Up, finished her championship with Winners Female and Best Of Winners at Saturdays dog show! "Luna" Tollchester's Wish'ful Thinking also did a lovely job on the weekend taking Winners Female, Best Of Winners and Best Opposite Sex over specials for her first 3 points! "Bogey" Douanc Hates Meeces To Pieces also had a successful weekend going Winners Dog for two points towards his CH title. Way to go "kids"! Thank-you to the lovely owners and co-owners of these wonderful dogs for making the weekend so enjoyable. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Go Tollchester Go!

Another great weekend for Tollchester at the Comox Kennel Club Show! Sky (pictured on the left at the VIDFA show), Tollchester's Looking Up won Best Baby Puppy in Show under Vicki Umpleby and Brent Wright at both shows over the weekend! Thank-you to her co-owner Allen Lee for letting us show this special girl.

Topper, BOSS MBPISS MBPIG AM CAN CH Tollchester's Top Secret CGC AOM AOE SEL JAM won a Group 3rd under Brent Wright last weekend as well! Keeping his #1 Duck Toller In Canada spot as of June 13, 2011

Mercedes, Tollwest Turn'n 4 Tollchester won back to back Best Of Winners awards to finish her Canadian Championship! Thank-you to her foster mother Heather for letting us borrow Mercedes (Ginger) to finish her title.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What A Weekend!!

I'm so proud of my "kids" this weekend at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers show. "Sky" Tollchester's Looking Up, competed in the Baby Puppy (3-6 months) class at the show and was awarded 3 Best Baby Puppy In Group wins including two (2) that went on to winning her BEST BABPY PUPPY IN SHOW! We would like to thank Walter Pinsker and Mary White for honouring our little girl with these awards. Special thanks to her co-owner Allen Lee who let me borrow her for the weekend. I would also like to thank his son Adam for the lovely work he is doing training our special girl! Way to go team Sky! Sky was born January 8, 2011 by "Harmony" AM CH Tollchester's California Dreamin' and "MacKay" BPIG CAN CH Tollchester's All Fire'd Up

We are also very proud of our boy "Bogey" Douanc Hates Meeces To Pieces, who competed in the Open Dog class and was awarded with Winners dog over the weekend putting him half way towards his CH title! Thank-you to Helene Gauthier for sending us such a handsome boy! Special thanks to Christy Moschopedis for letting us borrow your boy for the weekend. Way to go Team Bogey! Bogey was born September 15, 2009 by "Skittle" CAN CH Seawild's Taste The Rainbow and "Fuego" CAN CH Tollchester Douance Fire