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!
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, 14 year old Tiama who now lives with my daughter Mary who is an RVT and
living with her Fiance Basil. Tiama's five year old Grandson Asa, and UnaMae,
RO1 Tollhaven UnaMae D'Armachord CRNMCL, CGC,TDN who will be two at Christmas time. She
is an Aida Great-great grand-daughter who was born at Tollhaven Kennels near Guelph, Ontario.
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 love training dogs. Even after nearly 40 years in the dog world,
I still take my dogs to training classes. It's wonderful socialization.
As a trainer I LOVE being in the company of my peers. Training methods are always changing and I have many tools and resources at my disposal.
When our dogs are ready to compete (we don't rush) I enter them in United Kennel Club
CARO, and Canadian Kennel Club trials!
We usually win because we are having a grand time!
More important than their show and trial wins, these doggies are my pets.
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.
It gives them room to run and play with you.We will visit inside, where the pups are born and raised.
It is important that you get to know me and see where the pups spend the first 8 weeks of their life.
Please take your time and visit each page.
We have tried to include as much information about
our dogs and their pups as possible.