and how I became involved in dogs and about my goals as a breeder.
In 1979 I bought a purebred Labrador Retriever named Prince. He was my pet.
Taking him to obedience classes introduced me to competitive obedience and dog shows!
I loved the bond I had with Prince.
Since loosing Prince I've had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Garnet and a Toy Poodle named Nikki who took me into the world of Agility.
But it wasn't until 1998 when I met a couple walking a pair of Tollers that I realised what I'd been missing!
After being on a wait list for about a year my first Toller came into my life. She opened the door for Armachord Kennels to be established.
I have three Tollers, twelve year old Tiama who now lives with my daughter Mary who is an RVT and living on her own. Tiama's nine year old daughter named Amie and Amie's son Asa, who will soon be three years old live with me.
The girls had a very successful show career earning a Canadian Championship with some impressive placements. Asa is doing a wonderful job in his show and perfomance training.
Our foundation bitch Aida, was a CKC Top Dog placing #1 Toller Female as a puppy. I didn't take her to a lot of shows. She did very well at the ones she attended. Tiama finished her Canadian Championship very quickly and Amie earned a Best Puppy in the Sporting Group at one of her first shows.
Once our doggies earned their Canadian Championships we left the conformation ring and start having some FUN in Obedience, Rally, Agility and Field work where we can work together.
I still take my dogs to training classes, even after this many years. It's wonderful socialization. As a trainer I LOVE being in the company of my peers.
When our dogs are ready to compete (we don't rush) I enter them in United Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club trials!
We usually win because we are having a grand time!
Asa and I are now training in agility, Rally O and Scent Detection. It is SO much fun! I hope we can go to a trial together some day.
In the meantime, we are having a blast.
More important than their show and trial wins, these doggies are my pets.
I have only three dogs to be sure everyone gets the time they deserve.
And when they're finished having puppies they with us, forever.
My primary goal is to produce excellent temperaments in healthy Tollers.
before I consider breeding one of my dogs, we earn a Championship and have health clearances done.
Like my dogs, the dogs I use for stud service must live with their families and have health clearances.
And they must also have proven themselves as worthy breeding dogs
by being successful hunting dogs, show dogs or dogs who are excelling
in doggie sports like Fieldwork, Obedience, Rally and Agility.
When you come to visit you'll meet everyone in our garden,
where they'll scramble for your attention by bringing you 'toys from heaven'...,
the pine cones which fall from the large tree in our yard.
They will drop them at your feet waiting for you to throw it for them...only to have them bring it back again and again.
Please take your time and visit each page.
We have tried to include as much information about
our dogs and their pups as possible.