"TOP TOLLER in CANADA 2000"
"The Millennium Toller"
"RESERVE WINNER" ~ WORLD WINNER DOG SHOW 2002
Owner/Breeder: Douglas W. Coldwell
Gus received his championship in three weekends and then won a Best of Breed and a Group Third on his next weekend out at thirteen months.
Gus's wins to date in 1999 at 16 mths:
fifteen Best of Breeds, one Group Fourth, two Group Thirds, one Group Second
FIRST PLACEin the 14 to 18 month Class at the 1999 Toller Specialty at ." Cloverdale, BC
Number Four Top Toller in 1999
"GUS"has welcomed the Millennium in Style, taking Best Of Breed both days at the
Kennel Club shows February 12 & 13 & a Fourth In Group on the first day. Halifax
Cobequid Shows, March 25 & 26 Best of Breed both days.
Pictou Shows, April 1 & 2, Best of Breed both days, & a Fourth in Group April 2.
Dartmouth Shows, May 13 & 14, Best of Breed both days & a Second in Group May 13.
Shows ~"Toller Booster " Entry 15 ~ Best of Breed & a Second in Group May 20, Best of Breed, May 21. Kitchener, Ontario
Shows~Best of Breed May 26, May 27 & May 28 and a Group Fourth on May 27. Ottawa
Group Second & Group Third, June 17 & a Group Third on June 18.
Club ~ June 24, Best Of Breed & Fourth in
Evangeline Kennel Club ~ June 25, Best Of Breed & Third in Group.
Kensington PEI ~ July 8 & 9, Four Best Of Breeds & two Seconds in Group, one Third in Group & one Fourth in Group.
Aug 7, Best of Breed.
Sept 3, Best of Breed & Second in Group.
Sept 4, Best of Breed.
Sept 10, Best of Breed.
Sept 24, Best of Breed & Second in Group.
Nov. 18, ~ "Toller Booster" Entry 18 ~ Best of Breed & Third in Group.
Nov. 19, Best of Breed.
Total to date in
2000 ~ 45 BOBs ~ 8 Gp
2nds ~7 Gp 3rds ~ 8 Gp 4ths
Career Total ~ 60 BOBs ~ 9 Gp 2nds ~ 9 Gp 3rds ~ 9 Gp 4ths
Approximately six weeks prior to the 2001 Specialty, Argus was blindsided by a very solidly built puppy which resulted in an injury to Argus that left him with a limp and an inability to put weight on his left foreleg. He then proceeded to dump his glorious coat that he had been wearing so long throughout our record breaking hot summer. Two weeks after his encounter with the speeding puppy, one of our bitches, "Ch Littleriver's Sassy Girl", apparently ate a mushroom three days before her due date. She died in my arms the next morning. Argus was sharing the back yard with Sassy and it appears that he either ate some of the mushroom as well or sampled some of Sassy's stool. We almost lost Gus as well, but thanks to the excellent care of Dr. Claudia Delungen, he has made a remarkable recovery.
We continued to the Specialty, knowing that Gus would probably not be in shape to participate due to the limp which would reoccur with any amount of exercise. On the day of the Specialty Gus was still holding his weight off of his left foreleg. It would have been terribly unfair and unspeakably cruel to show a dog that is in obvious pain and under stress, so Gus was left in our daughters care at the motel while Dawn & I spent the day as spectators at the Specialty.
We thoroughly enjoyed watching the tollers and the judging. We wish to congratulate the winners and all who participated. We would also like to congratulate the Show Committee for all of their fine efforts in hosting the 2001 Toller Specialty.
" Strength does not
come from winning. Your struggles
When you go through hardships and decide not
to surrender, that is strength."
The view from the other side! ~ Judging an unofficial Toller Show
June 30. 2002
~ World Dog Show,
Reserve Winner Ch Littleriver's Argus ( Left and Center )
World Dog Show Best of Breed Toller ( Right )
Gus's Dam ~
Littleriver's Lady In Red,
Gus's Sire ~ Ch Littleriver's Cassey
Head Study 29mths
CKC TOP CONFORMATION TOLLER 2000
"GUS" would like you to meet his firstborn male puppy!
Photo by Dr. Richard C. Titmas