Shaggy Toller’s WILD SCIROCCO

Weezy - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Denmark (Shaggy Toller’s kennel)

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Working Class Certificate (WCC)

Born: 2011-05-06
Date of death: 2023-08-02

Gender: Male
Height: 50 cm
Weight: 20 kg


HD A, ED 0/0, OCD free
mineralization of the intervertebral discs between C2-C3 and C7-Th1 (discopathy)

Cause of death: liver tumour

Weezy, officially Shaggy Toller’s WILD SCIROCCO, was our first (and long awaited) Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Born on the 6th of May 2011 at the Shaggy Toller’s kennel in Denmark, Weezy came to Poland the same year. Weezy descends directly from Shaggy Toller’s Tombstone Shadow (Shadow) and Shaggy Toller’s Ce-Li’s Wild Child (Chilli).

It was Weezy who opened the door to the world of Tollers and dog sports for us. Working with Weezy was a history of ups and downs. That is why I used to say that Weezy was my blessing and curse in one dog.

Weezy lived for himself and himself alone and most of the times had 'will to please … himself’. He rarely sought any interaction with humans or responded to a recall if there was no win for him in it. Already as a pup, he showed no interest in toys – unlike food, which he simply adored.

Training Weezy, my first dog, was a great challenge. A true breakthrough was our first obedience workshop with Joanna Hewelt, who introduced us to the obedience training. Joanna’s mentoring pulled our dog training out of the rut, and practicing obedience became a truly enjoyable experience.

Weezy was not a typical sporting dog: he lacked the agility, fitness and strong motivation for performance competition. In exchange, he was really focused at work and a very inventive thinker, to the point of offering solutions on his own. Weezy’s another great advantage was his stability and reliable performance at all exercises he has mastered. The key to success with Weezy was always the same: motivation.

Weezy’s front limbs problems did not make the obedience training any easier. His health being of the utmost importance, we had to give up all the things the obedience world loves the most – speed, dynamic stops and turns.

All in all, I really enjoyed working with Weezy. Breaking another barrier, every successful training, and each good competition with this dog satisfied me very much.

Weezy finished his competitions in FCI obedience class 2 with a promotion to FCI obedience class 3 – being the first Polish Toller to achieve that. He was a member of the Na Fali Obedience Team (Poland), being coached by one and only Joanna Hewelt.

Weezy was my first dummy partner. Dummy training helped us to overcome his fear of shots and build better relations.

Using his nautral birdness and passion for hunting work, we trained for competitions dedicated to retrievers and tolling hunting tests. In 2018 Weezy passed an official hunting test for retrievers and received the Working Class Certificate (WCC) issued by the Polish Kennel Club.

Last but not least, Weezy was a proven hunting dog and a working retriever. We used his abilities in duck, goose and pheasant hunting.

Weezy retired from sport and hunting, for health reasons, in 2021. He passed away in 2023 at the age of 12 due to the liver tumour.

Photo in the header: Marcin Rutkowski Photography


Working Class Certificate (WCC)

Proven hunting dog (ducks, geese, pheasants)

09/08/2018 – Hunting Test for Retrievers (Czernikowo, PL)
Class B – 2. prize (2nd degree diploma), place 3/8




2018.07.10 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL)
note: excellent (260/320 points), place 2/10
Judge: Karl Rössler (AT)

2018.12.08 – Obedience Competition in Västerås (SE)
note: very good (237,5/320 points), place 1/1
Judge: Christer Adesand (SE)

2018.08.11 – Obedience Competition in Bro-Håbo (SE)
note: excellent (284/320 points), place 1/5
Judge: Jimmy Wranning (SE)

2018.04.08 – Tollarspecialen 2018 (Muskö, SE)
note: very good (247,5/320 points), place 4/9
Judge: Anders Svensson (SE)

2018.07.07 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL)
note: very good (224,5/320 points), place 3/6
Judge: Gerlinde Dobler (DE)

2017.05.08 – Tollarspecialen 2017 (Laholm, SE)
no prize, place 1/10
Judge: Carina Barthel (SE)

2017.01.04 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL)
note: very good (228,5/320 points), place 5/13
Judge: Jacek Lewkowicz (PL)

2017.12.03 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (PL)
note: good (223,5/320 points), place 4/6
Judge: Stanisław Pasek (PL)

2017.11.03 – Obedience Competition in Grębiszew (PL)
no prize (146,5/320 points), place 4/5
Judge: Viktoria Varsani (IT)

2017.15.01 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL)
note: good (210,5/320 points), place 4/6
Judge: Rudy Cattrysse (BE)

2016.06.08 – Tollarspecialen 2016 (Forsvik, SE)
note: very good (242/300 points), place 1/8
Judge: Hans Simmingsköld (SE)



2015.01.08 – Tollarspecialen 2015 (Sälen, SE)
note: excellent (184/200 points), place 2/13
Judge: Gunnar Fors (SE)

2014.21.06 – Obedience Competition in Gdynia (PL)
note: excellent (234,5/280 points), place 1/8
Judge: Carina Barthel (SE)

2014.24.05 – Obedience Competition in Warsaw (PL)
note: good (189,5/280 points), place 8/14
Judge: Eddy Watthee (BE)

2014.17.05 – Obedience Competition in Wrocław (PL)
note: excellent (231,5/280 points), place 1/5
Judge: Jacek Lewkowicz (PL)

2014.29.03 – Obedience Competition in Lubieszyn (PL)
note: excellent (231/280 points), place 3/4
Judge: Janusz Arnold (PL)


2014.02.08 – Tollarspecialen 2014 (SE)
note: excellent (160/200 points), place 3/19
Judge: Ingvar Johansson (SE)

2013.30.06 – Obedience Competition in Bydgoszcz (PL)
note: excellent (100/100 points), place 1/6
Judge: Henryk Salamon (PL)

Companion Dog Exam

2012.17.11 – Companion Dog Exam in Toruń (PL)
note: excellent (200/200 points), place 1/2
Judge: Agnieszka Kępka (PL)