Get to know the breeder
Hello, my name is Lisa, and I am truly a "dog person"! I grew up around a wide variety of dogs, from herding (3 German Shepherds and a Shetland Sheepdog), toys (a Chihuahua and a Silky Terrier), sporting (a Labrador), working (Alaskan Malamutes) & non-sporting groups (Lhasa Apso, Boston Terriers) plus a few mixed breeds. Even as a child I knew I was a "dog person" and trained my last GSD, my mixes and a Malamute to at least CD level, although we never competed.
In 1992 I entered the world of dog showing with my first Golden Retriever, and acquired a second one in 1995. But although I loved Sammi & Montana, they weren't quite what I was looking for in a dog.
Finally in 1998 I got a chance to bring home my first Toller, after being thoroughly fascinated with the breed for over 10 years! Right away I knew that Tollers were the breed for me...the size, temperament, personality, activity level, drive and intelligence of the breed were just what I had always wanted.
I have also owned, trained and competed with several Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, a Labrador Retriever, and a mixed breed, but currently only have Tollers in my family.
My life truly has "gone to the dogs".... I have been working as a professional dog groomer since 1999, and most of my "spare time" is spent training the dogs in a variety of sports. I have also taught agility classes in all levels from beginners to upper level competitors.
Aside from the dogs, I also have a pet parrot (a Crimson Bellied Conure named Phoenix), and 2 Gerbils (named Caramel & Marshmallow). The gerbils love to help the dogs learn the sport of Barn Hunt, they enjoy interacting with the dogs while safely behind the barrier of their tank or training containers!