My husband and I dreamed of having a dog together for years, it was what comforted us in our time apart due to him being active duty American military. We always knew we wanted to raise a pup together but never really knew what type of breed. I have always loved retrievers but wanted something a little more unique than a lab or a golden. Through some research we found the Duck Toller. At first I didn't think it was even a real breed due to how unfamiliar I was to them. Through more and more research, we fell in love. They had all the qualities we were looking for in a dog: athletic, intelligent, and unmistakably beautiful. Then came the hard part, finding a breeder that we could trust. There were only a handful (I found) in the states and everyone I had talked to didn't give me that genuine feeling that they actually cared. It seemed more of a business transaction. I found Daintree during my research and loved how invested she was in her dogs. It's not as common as you would hope it to be. I found myself constantly comparing the breeders in the US to her and eventually just decided to contact her and see if getting a puppy out of the country was even possible. She was very informative about how the process would go and didn't sugar coat anything to get my business. October of 2015 we came to the decision that going with Daintree was a no brainer and we started our process into the application. Unfortunately my husband got sent on a temporary deployment and we had to put the process on hold. I kept in contact with Trisha and we discussed all the questions I had. We decided a summertime puppy would be best so we could both be around to raise it. The application process is thorough which made us trust her even more with how adamant she was to make sure her puppies are going to a great home. After we were accepted she kept us constantly in the loop on who the mother and father would be as well as the puppies' development after they were born. We never felt like we weren't a part of our puppy's life even though we lived in a completely different country. There was a constant feeling of connection and I can't think of many breeders that would be that dedicated to do so. All in all we have nothing but incredible things to say about Trisha and what she does for this beautiful breed. We are forever grateful for her as well as to be a part of this unique community of Duck Toller owners.
- Ashley P., Florida USA