Jolie and Til Niquidet receive a big win from Mrs. Virginia Lyne in Syracuse

Jolie and Til Niquidet receive a big win from Mrs. Virginia Lyne in Syracuse

Dogs’ day for Nakusp breeder in New York

“Jolie,” who is six months plus one week old won the Winners Bitch (best female non-champion) in Syracuse, NY.

“Jolie,” who is six months plus one week old won the Winners Bitch (best female non-champion) at the US National Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Show on Oct 6, 2013 in Syracuse, NY. “Jolie” is bred, owned and shown by Til Niquidet of Nakusp, B.C.

Niquidet and her dog team walked away with several awards in addition to the Winners Bitch.

A technicality removed the top dog in the best male category, which placed Niquidet’s “Tri” in the number one spot, so the breeder walked away with the two top non-champion class awards.

Select Dog (second spot out of 218 entries) and Judges First Award of Merit (third out of 218) were also awarded to her canine companions in show. Her Tollers also walked away with Best Veteran in Sweepstakes and Best Puppy in Show at the national championship.

Til Niquidet, who runs Pikkinokka Kennels has been breeding and showing Finnish Spitz for 38 years and started raising Duck Tollers since 1987. She has had many winners of both breeds.

“The Toller is one of Canada’s National Breeds and is used for luring and retrieving waterfowl,” Niquidet told the Arrow Lakes News. “They are the smallest of the retrieving breeds and make a cheerful and obedient family pet.” Niquidet’s puppies have found homes all over the world.

The breeder was very happy with the dogs’ results at the show, and happy to be back in the Kootenays with her hot dogs.