Ch. Tollwest Dances With Waves CD, CGN
(Ch Ruaview's Cape Breton Schooner x Ch Tosser's Makin Waves CD AG.X SMADC CGC)
Born November 30 2002
He loves to work in obedience, and achieved his CD title in 2 weekends at 17 months old with minimal training and with very respectable scores of 186, 190, 190, and a bonus leg of 188.5. He is now training for Open (and Utility) and we plan on trying for his American CD later this year as well.
Tango has done quite well in conformation so far, and he absolutely LOVES to show! He went to his first conformation sanction match at 5 months old, and came home with Winners Male/Best Opposite! He made his conformation show debut in June, winning Best Puppy In Breed all 3 days and bring home a 2 point Best of Winners one day as well, at only 6.5 months old! In July he headed to the Canadian National, where he placed 2nd in a very strong class of 6 Junior Males. He was Best Puppy in Breed at the BC Toller Booster in Kamloops, the day he turned 9 months old, then 2 weeks later he picked up a 1 pt Winners Male followed the next day by a 2 pt Best of Winners. Despite going through a "gangly teenager" stage, he returned to the show ring in 2004 and finished his Championship win a Best of Breed at 17 months old (the day after finishing his CD). Watch for this boy in the specials ring as well as American shows after he has a chance to mature!
We just recently started some more serious training in agility over the last few months. His favorite obstacle is the teeter-totter, he thinks it is great fun! He has already performed in 3 public agility demonstations and did a great job. Tango loves to entertain the crowds :) We are planning on entering his first trials int he summer of 2004.
Tango is water crazy and loves to swim just for the pure joy of swimming. Of course if there is something to retrieve, that is a definite bonus! We hope to get more seriously involved in field work this winter with goals of a WC & JH in 2004. I've also just started training him in tracking, so far he thinks that glove is pretty special. Maybe next year we'll go for a TD too?
His latest addiction is lure coursing...this is the sport that sighounds like Whippets & Greyhounds do, chasing a plastic bag "bunny" on a pulley system, pulled all over a field. Tango watched one dog do it and then immediately started screaming for his turn! And WOW, did he ever run after that thing! He's a true natural at the sport and wanted to go again and again and again. I guess now we will have to add the lure coursing to the many other activites on our training schedule for this very busy boy! We are also thinking of trying out carting, I think it is another sport we would both enjoy! Maybe he will become the first Toller to get a Draft Dog title?
Tango was born and raised on BARF, with both his parents also being BARF fed! He is Optigen pattern A by birth (A-A breeding), eyes normal (Jan/04), hips x-rayed (waiting for OFA prelim report).