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Welcome to Red Shadow Kennels!!

Red Shadow Kennels is a CKC registered breeding kennel located in Whitby, Ontario.

We are committed to producing structurally sound, intelligent and healthy Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

We are equally committed to the lifetime support of our owner families. It is through them that each of our dogs enjoys a rich, full life and reaches it’s full potential.

Our kennel name Red Shadow speaks to the love our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have for their families.  Our dogs are first and foremost dedicated family companions who excel in hunt, therapy, obedience, scent work and performance.

We hope you enjoy your visit here with us. If you have any questions, you can contact us here.

 

The Red Shadow Difference

The Red Shadow Difference

 

Finding the right breeder is one of the most important choices you will ever make.

  • Is your breeder making puppies for money or to improve the breed?
  • Is it important to you that the parents of your puppy are proven in both Conformation and Performance?
  • What level of support do you want from your breeder after you purchase? None, periodic or 24-7 for the life of your dog?

The sole purpose of the Red Shadow Kennels breeding program is to improve the structure, temperament and health of our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

As a result, we produce a very limited number of puppies per year from parents who are proven both in the show ring and in performance competitions.

We focus our attention on these special puppies from birth, using the most current rearing and development techniques (including Puppy Culture©) available to create dogs who are extremely trainable and resilient to stress.


Our puppies go on to work in therapy, hunting, scent detection, competitive obedience and, most importantly,  as family companions.

The Red Shadow accelerated early development program is not the only thing that makes us unique. We deliver on our lifelong commitment to the dogs and their families by providing a comprehensive support program for all life stages.

  • Immediate 24-7 support to our owners.
  • A New Owner Puppy Package including health insurance, first inoculations, microchipping, pedigree information, birth certificate and CKC Registration.
  • Our New Owner Seminar series covering subjects like grooming, nutrition, vaccination protocols and how to manage veterinary costs.
  • Regular White Papers on subjects like Puberty, Tooth Health, Vision and Eye Care, Water Toxicity and Parasites.
  • Videos on training and grooming.
  • Seasonal access to Dock Diving.
  • Free Training Seminars covering everything from Dock Diving to basic to competitive obedience.
  • A private Facebook Group for our owners to share their questions, successes and brags!
  • Medical research services for injury, disease and senior care

 

For more information, contact us here.

 

About Us

About Us

Red Shadow Kennels is proudly owned and operated by Shauna Dainton RVT.

Shauna fell in love with the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever in 2006 when deciding on her first dog.  Since then, she has had the pleasure of working with and been mentored by some of the best Toller Breeders in the world.
Shauna’s love of this breed is so deep that she is currently a Registered Veterinary Technician (Honours, Seneca College), a Certified Veterinary Assistant (Durham College) and a Certified Performance Horse Handler (Honours, University of Guelph at Ridgetown) .
She has worked in Veterinary Clinics and Zoos all over the world, is a Certified Obedience Trainer and is active member of the Oshawa Obedience Club.
Shauna is also currently working on her BSc.
Specializing in Emergency Medicine, Canine Reproduction,  Early Development, Canine Nutrition and Vaccine protocols, Shauna is available for training and select speaking engagements as well as providing support services in canine-midwifery, obedience, grooming and handling.

Feel free to contact Shauna here.

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Red Shadow Kennels is a CKC Registered breeding kennel located in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
Are you interested in getting more information on our available puppies? Do you have questions about our breeding program or Tollers in general?
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