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Douglas Wayne Coldwell turned 74 in October of 2016. He lives on a glorious twenty acre site in Blomidon, Nova Scotia, with his wife Dawn Elizabeth Hennigar-Coldwell and five of his many Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers that he and his wife have bred for more than forty three years. They are the proud co-owners with Doug's sister Deanna and her husband James Jeffery of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, of the Littleriver Breedline, the oldest extant breedline of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers in the world, which Doug & Jim founded in 1969. Doug taught school in Kings County, Nova Scotia for twenty-nine years. He retired in 1996 but cannot find enough hours each day for his many interests.
( In July of 2016, Doug decided to sell the last of his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers and his kennels so that he could devote himself to caring for his wife full time. Dawn was diagnosed with Dementia in 2008. )
Doug and Dawn have four children, twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Last year most of their family were home for another reunion at Lyons Cove Bed & Breakfast in Blomidon, Nova Scotia, www.lyonscovebedandbreakfast.com.
( Lyons Cove Bed & Breakfast has been closed permanently as of October 31, 2015. )
Since retiring, Doug has written two books, THE "LOVE" OF TOLLERS, and "ISABEL & ME!".
The first is a history of their first thirty years breeding Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. A heartwarming story of the trials and triumphs of raising, hunting and showing "Nova Scotia's Official Dog" for thirty two years.
A Toller pioneer in the Conformation and Obedience show rings, Douglas Wayne Coldwell is a recent winner of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever National Specialty Show with 1999 BISS Ch Littleriver's Delhaven Dancer. This is the first time the Cyril Colwell Memorial Cup has been won by an Atlantic Canadian.
Rather than rest on his laurels, Doug went on in 2000 to win the CKC Top Toller Award for Conformation with Ch Littleriver's Argus. Doug has had several of his Tollers win at Westminster, with more waiting in the wings.
This book is much more than a training manual, a how-to book on the breeding, care and training of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. It is one man's autobiography, the story of his dogs, his family and his life, told through the medium of his years as a breeder of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. His blatant honesty and at times, outright soul searching, makes this a remarkable story. ~ Gail MacMillan, Author of, A Breed Apart, and co-author of, The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
After 45 years of raising Tollers Doug decided iin late July of 2016 that it was finally time to leave the dog business in younger hands.
The second is the story of Doug's family from the 1850s to the end of the 1900s. authorhouse.com
Doug and Dawn have recently begun a new business, Lyons Cove Bed And Breakfast at their home in Blomidon, Nova Scotia and are hoping that visiting Wikitree-ers will check in and check them out.
After four busy and satisfying years as an innkeeper, Doug decided not to continue with the Bed and Breakfast into 2016.
Doug is waiting with great trepidation to see what others might add to this "Bio".
I just found out that according to Wikitree, Elvis Presley is my 16th cousin once removed. I always suspected that we are related. I also am convinced that he faked his death. The evidence is overwhelming! Watch "Elvis Found Alive", available online. DWC [ Coldwell-1 ]
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