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Out of: Can CH Littleriver’s Yellowrose x Cayuga’s Targee

1st place Hunting Retriever Dog at the
'96,  ’98, and ‘02 NSDTR National Specialties

- Rusty Jones Award
- Versatility Excellent Award
and the NSDTR Club of Canada's Dobirstein Award.

After reading a few magazine articles Jamie had expressed an
interest in the Toller breed. Our first Toller, Wager, was
purchased as a Father's Day gift for him in 1995. Mind you it
wasn't easy finding one - most of the Canadian breeders had
nothing available, but people like Lillian Greensides, Sue Van
Sloun and Evelyn Williams were most cooperative in helping
find a breeder, Pete White from Maine. He had a pup to fill
our dual-purpose needs of a family pet and hunting
companion. Since we had previously owned and trained black
labs and a golden retriever for hunting purposes, we satisfied
Pete White's sincere desire to only sell his male pups to
hunting people. Wager was sold to us with the stipulation that
he prove his working ability as well as pass the hip and eye
exams before a non-breeding restriction could be lifted. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of Pete and other breeders who wish to keep the tolling
and retrieving instinct alive in the breed.

In the interim we took a trip to Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin where we viewed our first live Tollers at Patty Beren's home. She and her husband, Paul, were outstanding advocates for the breed. Wager was flown from his home on the border of Maine and New Brunswick to Minneapolis on the Fourth of July in 1995. We met a happy puppy and took him home to our cabin on Lake Vermilion where he joined the family; Jamie, Kathy, Brody and Stephanie, our Birman cat, Tegan, and our old black lab, Sable. Sable, who in time became Wager's best friend, left her permanent mark on his nose. Time flew for a young puppy frolicking in the summer breezes, and soon it was hunting season. From puppyhood to the present, Wager has truly enjoyed all of his hunting experiences, his obedience training and his show opportunities. Most importantly he is just an outstanding family companion.


Some Wager Snapsots...

Photo by: Jean Jasinky Photos
Jamie Como & Kathy Koebensky-Como
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