BPISS Can CH Onepenny's One Fight at a Time CD, WC, JH, RN-MCL

BIS BISS BPIS Am/Can Ch Ruaview's Cape Breton Schooner
x SHR Can CH Foxgrove's Aero Nautical CD JH WCI AGX MADC AGDC CGC
DOB: February 17, 2004 - April 13, 2015

From day one, I loved him. He was such a tough little nut. For the first 3 days of life, he lost weight, then he rallied and hasn’t taken a day off since. 11 years worth of non-stop….

He was always there. Underfoot constantly. Loyal beyond any description I could put down here. Serious as a heart attack about working, but a total dork in everything else.

He never stopped talking. If you wanted to hear the “song of Tyler” you simple needed to point a camera in his direction, open the fridge, grab a toy (any toy). He would scream bloody murder. I never understood why the camera got him so excited, but it did. He was unique.

That boy brightened my day everyday. Bursting out of his crates (at work or in the car) to take on the world. He was the quintessential Toller who would swim and retrieve to the point of utter exhaustion - then he’d still want more. Tyler loved his ducks, but spent too much time making noise to excel in upper levels of testing. I accepted that whole heartedly (we’re not all built for academia) and retired him to just have fun after his Junior titles. Obedience was the same - his heel work was flawless. Beautiful in his accuracy and joyful in his screaming… We definitely turned heads and put smiles on faces. He was a terrible demo dog. He did everything a million miles an hour. Students had no idea what the blur of a demonstration was because it was too fast and he would, of course, be screaming overtop of my instructions. Despite his lack of demo skills, no one in the room left without a smile on their face.

He was demanding. Sometimes, loud and other times quiet, but always determined. If he wanted a snuggle on the couch and I was ignoring this demand, he would remind me in a crescendo’d noise coming every 5 seconds - “armph” ….. “armph”. So annoying and persistent that you couldn’t ignore it for long. Most times, I’d realize that he’d been right all along. A good snuggle on the couch was exactly what I’d needed.

He was a small dog with a huge presence. As I sit typing this, it is missed. He would have been right here, on the couch beside me, or under my feet at the kitchen table, or on the matt outside of the shower. He preferred to be perched up high - King Tyler…. Overseeing his domain. Setting the rules for Reggie and Jayden and keeping them in line. He was the “fun police” in the house. He was all about comforts and would find the cushiest spot to call his, often plunking himself on top of multiple pillows. Every morning I would put out my clothes and when I was ready to put them on, I’d find him on top of them - just giving them that “tollified” look.

If Tyler liked you and gave you the time of day (aside from me and immediate family, there are maybe 2 people) you should know, you are truly special. He was very choosy. Call him a snob or just discerning. It’s just who he was. Perhaps just call him a Toller. He was named after Fight Club - Onepenny’s One Fight at a Time (and a bunch of titles that celebrated our time and bond together, but don’t mean a thing in this moment). He lived up to the name, taking on every new challenge with the vigour that was Tyler. I loved that dog every second of his life and told him so as he went to sleep.

My Gsh-Todd… Life will never be the same without you in it.

“Alter bound. Hypnotized sweet freedom, whisper in my ear. You’re a butterfly. And butterflies are free to fly. Fly away. High away. Bye-bye.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” And I will. Well, to be honest, I’ll do both…. “What’s that smell?” - Goodbye Tyler….

My second Toller, Tyler has brought me unimaginable joy - solidifying my love of Tollers for life! Tyler is up for anything, anytime. Whether it is field, agility, obedience or a snuggle on the couch, Tyler does it with vigor!

Tyler has the ideal work ethic for a Toller. His drive and enthusiasm are out of this world. He is an enormous dog in a little body.

Tyler was bred by Mairon Bennett of Onepenny Kennel and I will never be able to repay her for entrusing him to my care. Bringing Tyler home was a life altering experience. I got to share in every leg of the journey. Mairon kept me in the loop through the planning and was gracious enough to allow me to visit Aero when she was pregnant and every week as they grew. It was amazing to watch them develop and grow.
I knew I loved Tyler (first Flyer, then Sully) from the start. I tried to remain impartial and open minded, but deep down, I knew little Sully was destined to be mine.

  • September 10, 2004 - (3 points) BPISS & WD, ON Regional Specialty Show at 6 months old
  • October 31, 2004 - (2 points) WD & BOW, Trillium Dog Fanciers
  • June 1, 2006 - (1 point) BOW, Erie Shores
  • June 22, 2006 - (1 point) BOW, Hamilton Kennel Club
  • October 15, 2006 - WC, in 60 yard marks in 40 degree water
  • April 1, 2006 - RN-MCL, 3 legs in one day with scores of 196 (5th of 34 dogs), 194 (4th of 34 dogs) and 197 (2nd of 35 dogs).
  • August 18, 2006 - 2 CKC Agility Novice legs - High scoring Toller in trial at the Regional Ontario Specialty show.
  • May 19, 2007 - (1 point) WD, Kitchener Kennel Club
  • May 21, 2007 - (2 points) BOW, Kitchener Kennel Club
  • June 1, 2008 - JH leg #1 - LOC tests
  • June 15, 2008 - JH Leg #2 - MVRTC tests
  • September 13, 2008 - CD legs #1 & #2 with 2 HIC wins with scores of 192.5 (Ted Leslie & Delvyn Lunn)
  • September 14, 2008 - CD leg #3 with HIC and a score of 193.5(Ted Leslie)
  • June 20, 2010 - JH Leg #3 - LOC tests - this final leg saw Tyler earn his JH in 3 straight passes