Club Awards

Rusty Jones Awards

Each year at the NSDTRC (USA) Annual Awards Banquet, the club recognizes our most versatile dogs by presenting them with the Rusty Jones Award. The award is named after CH Sylvan’s Rusty Jones CDX WC, one of our earliest versatile Tollers.

To be eligible, a dog must have earned an NSDTRC (USA) Championship, an NSDTRC (USA) or AKC Companion Dog title and an NSDTRC (USA) Working Certificate. Titles may be earned over several years.

Owners of dogs that completed/fulfilled the requirements for this award from July 1 through June 30 of any given year can contact Kim Simons for more information.


Sylvan Kennel Award

Each year Lennoxlove Kennel will award the Sylvan Kennel Award to the Toller who has earned the highest average score of the first three qualifying scores towards an American Kennel Club obedience title, up through and including the UD title.

Sylvan Kennel Award Information


Tenderfoot Obedience Award

Each year, Region 2 will give an Award to the highest scoring dog/handler team at the Annual Meeting and National Specialty show in the Novice A obedience class.

This award was originally conceived by Evelyn Williams as a way to encourage Toller owners to become involved with obedience competition with their dogs. Evelyn became involved in Tollers in 1989, and during her lifetime trained her Tollers to the highest level in obedience and in the field. Evelyn was a wonderful obedience trainer and handler, and was always in contention for HIT awards. Obedience was one of her favorite dog sports because of the teamwork involved, and because of the foundation it provides any future work in the field.

After the completion of the Novice A class, a representative from Region 2 will review each Toller’s score entered in the class to determine the winner. The Tenderfoot Award will then be given out by a representative of Region 2 at the Annual Awards Banquet or at another get together after the obedience trial.


Versatility Program

If you and your dog have succeeded in titling in three or four different venues, you may be eligible for a versatility certificate. Applications for the NSDTRC (USA) Versatility program continue to be accepted on a year round basis.

Versatility Program Information


Evelyn Williams Award of Excellence

Annually, the club offers the Evelyn Williams Award of Excellence as a means of recognizing members of the NSDTRC (USA) that own and handle their Tollers to the highest levels of titling and achievement. Titles and/or achievements in conformation, obedience, field tests, field trials, tracking, and agility are venues in which the owner/ handler may qualify for this award. Examples of titles include the UD, WCX, MHR, TDX, and the various agility titles awarded at the highest levels. Examples of achievements that may qualify the owner/handler for the award are Best in Specialty, Best in Show at an all-breed event, or High in Trial (score of 195 or greater). There are contingent rules surrounding most of the achievements, so read the rules carefully.

Evelyn Williams Award of Excellence Information
Evelyn Williams Award of Excellence Application


Admiral Halsey HOT Dog Teamwork Award

Each year the Admiral Halsey HOT Dog Teamwork Award will be given to each team of Toller and Owners(s) who have completed all their training and hunt tests or field trials together and achieved any level of an AKC field title: Junior Hunter, Senior Hunter, Master Hunter, Field Champion or Amateur Field Champion. Owner(s) refers to all co-owners of the dog.

HOT Dog Teamwork Award Information
HOT Dog Teamwork Award Application


Rising Star Award

Each year Sydney Jones-Juckett and Stuart Juckett will award the Rising Star Award to the owner of the brood bitch that produced the most AKC champions in the previous calendar year. The award would be based on AKC and Pedigree statistics, over the course of a calendar year of January through December, which would be calculated by the NSDTRC (USA) statistician.

Rising Star Award Information


Struan Award

This is a perpetual trophy to be awarded to the NSDTRC (USA) member-handler of the oldest dog of either sex to earn a Working Certificate Intermediate at a NSDTRC (USA) Hunt Test. To be eligible for the award, a dog must be five (5) years old or older on the day of the test and not have earned a title in any field testing program at a level that involves a double marked retrieve.

Struan Award Information


Roy'll Flush Award

Award given to any Toller that earns both an AKC MH title and an AKC CH title in which the owner has been a member in good standing for a minimum of one year. The awards will be presented to those eligible during the previous eligibility period (July 1 - June 30) at the Annual Awards Banquet. This award is presented to honor HRCH U-UD GRCH Can/Am/NSDTRC Ch Springvale's Roy'll Flush NSDTRC CDX Can CD Can/NSDTRC WCX MH. Sue Dorscheid and Mike Elmergreen present this trophy through the Club to memorialize Roy, to encourage Toller owners to maintain the versatility and working ability of the breed, and to strive for excellence in conformation and in the field.

Roy'll Flush Award Information


Eddy Advanced Versatility Award

This is an award to recognize the versatile abilities of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers competing and successfully earning the highest advanced level AKC Titles. To qualify, a dog must earn an NSDTRC Championship (USA), and any two of the following working titles from AKC: An Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH), Master Agility Championship (MACH), Champion Tracker (CT), or Master Hunter (MH). It is possible the award will not be presented every year.

This award is presented by John & Marie Simonson to the recipient to honor Eddy, their first Toller, CAN/AKC/NSDTRC(US) CH AKC OTCH CAN MOTCH Westerlea's Sir Edmund UDX4 OM1 MH US/CAN WCX VCX ROMX (5/2001 - 8/2013).

Eddy Advanced Versatility Award Information


Parklake Award

The Parklake Award is an award to honor the breeder(s) of the Best Stud Dog at each NSDTRC (USA) National Specialty. It is named in recognition of Parklake Kennels, and Jack and Peggy Park, and their contributions to our breed.

Parklake Award Information


Windy Award

The Windy Award is an award to recognize the High in Trial Master agility dog at each annual National Specialty. Nancy Tucker is the sponsor of this award in honor and memory of her beloved Windy, MACH HR Cinnstar's Windy Taramac CDX JH MXB MJS NAP OJP RE CGC WCI VCX CDX-C, JS-E, RS-E, W-FD, DD-SJ, UAD SJI, USJ, SD (October 13, 2003 - October 17, 2013).

Windy Award Information


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