Crossing the border with dogs

Summer 2012 CSANews Issue 83  |   Posted date : Jul 05, 2012.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear bird talk,

I had to chuckle at the cartoon on p.53. we cross the border at least twice a year with our dogs, but the border patrol/customs people have never made any reference such as the one in the cartoon. if they had, i would say “Yes, one of our dogs is truly canadian: he’s a Nova scotia duck tolling retriever!!” Our other dog is a standard longhaired dachshund, but also born (whelped) in canada.

barb hunter
long sault, ON

Response:
Ed: I couldn’t help myself; I had to include this letter. Exactly 60 years ago, my father bought me what he said was one of the first Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, named Bonnie, bred in Yarmouth, N.S. We now have two Australian Shepherds that complicate our snowbird lifestyle, but they are worth it.

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