Arvum Nova ….. Where Tollers rule
Daintree’s Dutch Canadian Puck was born on March 29, 2014 at Trisha Shanks Daintree Kennel in British Columbia, Canada.
Because we wanted to bring new blood to the Netherlands, we started to search for a foreign dog, that we found in May 2014 in Puck (who was called Hudson at that time) from Trisha Shanks Canada litter. It takes some consideration for both buyer and breeder to buy a dog on the other side of the world, but we were already in good contact with Trisha for some time and she was very thorough in her screening and information. In July 2014 Puck came to the Netherlands, at the age of 14 weeks.
Puck is an always happy and cheerful boy with a smile on his face and a wagging tail. It’s always playtime for him and he’s always in the mood for a cuddle.
Puck needs a little bit time to get acquainted to strangers, but after that he is your best friend forever. He is also remarkably caring for his older “sister and brother” Nova and Scott.
Puck had his own way to tell us that he has a thing with sheep. During a hike he started on his own initiative to herd a whole flock of sheep. After recovering from an almost heart attack, we noticed he seemed to do this instinctively right and easy.
We were wondering if we could herd sheep with him, but after the inspiring words of Jim Jeffery that we might have a “natural” and if we could manage to let him work with sheep “a whole new world would open up to us”, we pulled the plunge and we now follow a course in sheep herding, with Puck as only redhead between all black and white Border Collies.
Puck likes it a lot and he’s got the drive to do it. According to Ingrid, his trainer, he’s making real progress, but sometimes doing it the Toller way.
We’ll see where this ends, but it’s a lot of fun and a great challenge for us (and our trainer!).
All together Puck is a loving and beautiful young male that has to develop himself, who will come and greet you every day with his beautiful waggin tail.
He needs (and is allowed) time to mature.
(Last update: Nov 8, 2015)