Great photo Heather! Thanks for sharing.
Heather, amazing – where is this? That’s a golden in the front, right? Wow! If so, would it be possible for me to get a high resolution of this photo?? I’d love to have one framed … and I might be able to submit it to our National Newsletter – you would, of course, get credit if it is published. Just a great shot,for sure!
Actually it is not a Golden. It’s my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Diesel. The picture was taken Tuesday morning at Baw Beese Lake, which is in Hillsdale.
Thanks for the compliments 🙂
Close :~) You should see about submitting it somewhere – it is an amazing photo! You certainly capture the essence of retrievers!
It does look like a Golden. It’s Heather’s Diesel. He is a poor orphan puppy because his breeder refuses to send Heather his papers. One excuse after another! He is AKC pointed but he will be loosing those points soon if not already. I think Heather should neuter him, get an AKC PAL number and play with him in performance events…
Heather….Judy lives sort of close to Diesel’s breeder…..
Wow! What a fabulous photo – a toller playing at the water’s edge luring the mallards closer to the hunter ( in this case the weapon of choice is your camera) I commend you and Diesel for getting up early enough to capture this classic scene. You and Diesel could develop a new career photographing water birds – he lures them in and you shoot them with your camera. I’m sorry your breeder is not forthcoming with Diesel’s AKC papers. Stories like these make me treasure Julie’s honesty and integrity as a breeder even more!(if that’s possible!)
Margot you are going to make me puke.
It is pure stupidity on the breeders part as Heather is a fabulous home and will put many titles on her dog…
You have no idea how astute your comment was/is about shooting with a camera. Heather bought pigeons to train her dog. Next thing you know she had named them and they were her new pets!
Julie, blush – yes, puke no!
Apparently the Toller folk don’t like the photo since “true tolling takes place on land, NOT in the water”. Oh well.
Yes Julie, you should be blushing. I’d love to adopt one of your dogs! You’re such a wonderful breeder. If only my hubby had room in his heart for a GSD…
As for the pidgies…two got nailed by a hawk, but I still have two left….living on my garage…pooing all over my car. YUCK! Those boogers are hard to catch!