A “heartwarming story” of the trials and triumphs of raising, hunting and showing “Nova Scotia's Official Dog" for thirty two years.
A Toller pioneer in the Conformation and Obedience show rings, Douglas Wayne Coldwell is a recent winner of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever National Specialty Show with 1999 BISS Ch.Littleriver’s Delhaven Dancer. This is the first time the Cyril Colwell Memorial Cup has been won by an Atlantic Canadian.
Rather than rest on his laurels, Doug went on in 2000 to win the Top Toller Award for Conformation with Ch Littleriver's Argus.
“This book is much more than a training manual, a how-to book on the breeding, care and training of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. It is one man’s autobiography, the story of his dogs, his family and his life, told through the medium of his years as a breeder of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. His blatant honesty and at times, outright soul searching makes this a remarkable story.” ~ Gail MacMillan, Author of, A Breed Apart, and co-author of, The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Here is a frank, sometimes soul searching, sometimes rollicking story of one of the most enduring bloodlines in the history of our breed.
Drawing from his lengthy experience with the Nova Scotia
Duck Tolling Retriever, Douglas Wayne Coldwell reveals his mistakes as well as his triumphs in a style that is reminiscent of one of those great sit-around-the-kitchen-table gab sessions we all love so much. One can almost hear his voice as his story unfolds. There is no pretense here, and we are forced to accept him, “warts and all”. This is a book that deserves a space on all of our bookshelves.
It is an honest personal account of one of the oldest continuing kennels in the history of our breed. Look it up!” ~ Mary Brooks, Breeder & Promoter of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever