HIT Manitou Radiant Featherz VB TDCh SH WCX RAE RM CDI SDIN CGN
Aoife (pronounced EE fah) was born February 12, 2019 and bred by Cindy/Grant Lindemer of Manitou Tollers in Minnesota. She was well worth the drive through an April snowstorm!
Aoife kicked the adversity of Covid19 to the side and with limited safe showing/trialing/testing opportunities she has achieved an overwhelming amount of successes. In just over two years of eligibility, Aoife has proven herself to obtain 18 CKC titles recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club. Aoife is without a doubt, one of the top versatility tollers in Canada!
All Title Information of Aoife's tremendous successes can be found on our RECENT NEWS page.
Some of her highlighted moments were High In Trial first time eligible in Companion Dog entry. High Double & Triple Combined Rally Awards her first time eligible for multi-class entries. She ended the 2021 year placing #6 Rally Obedience Dog against ALL BREEDS in Canada and this was very limited showing. She is about half way to her Rally Championship and Rally Master Excellent Title.
Aoife qualified in three straight Working Certificate (Retriever) Tests earning WC, WCI and WCX over a one month period at 18 months of age. Summer of 2021, Aoife completed her Senior Hunt Title qualifying at the upper end of the field of retrievers.
Conformation shows have been difficult to find locally and many shows have been cancelled due to Covid. Conformation shows have large numbers of people entered and the contact with a judge is closer than many other venues. Aoife and her house-brother, Tweed have shared point in the six shows they have entered in and are both started towards their Championships.
To keep ourselves busy over Christmas and early 2022, Aoife completed her Trick Dog Championship.
She is a sweet amazing girl, she likes other dogs and loves other people but is happiest when working alongside her humans. Despite her prey drive and barking to alert us of any animals on the acreage.... she is quiet and very steady in the field. An absolute JOY to work with!
Aoife has cleared all necessary genetic health breeding tests as of December 2021. Hips, Elbows, Heart, Eyes as well as other specific toller health tests cleared by parentage.
We will be looking at breeding Aoife in the future and puppies are spoken for.
Featherz Fowl Mouth Shaylee WC RN *ATD **VN
Shaylee was bred by Featherz (Ribbon X Kermit) and arrived in December 2017. She was born with Carpal Syndactyly affecting her lower left leg. This rare deformity is often found to be related to Cleft Palate in humans. We tested both parents for two known genetical deformities related to Cleft Palate but despite this fact we had the misfortune of breeding Shaylee with this abnormality. She really does not seem to care!
Featherz made the decision that she stay in our family and we have no regrets.
Shaylee is very driven, loves retrieving and does not realize that she may have a disadvantage to other dogs when it comes to performance. She wants to be with us at all times and never wishes to miss out on anything. She is careful playing with the other dogs, probably the only time I see her wary. She does love to snuggle and wriggle about for affection!
Shaylee achieved her WC title in Sept of 2019 and was very close to being ready for JH . Due to her affliction we do not spend much time training and running her. Shaylee finished her RN title in March 2020 and also two Rally Intermediate Qs. She is very bouncy in the Rally ring and the biggest problem is curbing her enthusiasm, which is really a fun problem to have! I hope to get back to a bit of Rally with her. She loves Rally.
We had some fun in early 2022 and achieved her Advanced Trick Dog Title and in the process of waiting for *CKC transfer of title recognition which will qualify her for **Versatility Novice title when we finish all applications.
She has enjoyed her time out grouse hunting, keeping up with Ribbon and Aoife - although we watch her very carefully. She seems to be adapting very well to a regular toller life.