ScotiaPride’s EastWest Decoy is truly a special boy as he is from a historical preservation breeding of old bloodlines in Nova Scotia. His father Oakley of Babine comes from Yarmouth breeder Eddie Babine’s lines (See Gail MacMillan’s “A Breed Apart” for more info). Oakley was a previously unregistered Duck Toller that was admitted to the Canadian Kennel Club’s Toller Registry in 2022 under Canada’s Indigenous Dog Act thanks to the hard work of ScotiaPride’s Barbara Blauvelt who wanted to preserve these important lines. His mother, ScotiaPride’s Rosco Ruby is from the Little River lines of Jim Jeffrey, a long time breeder in Southwest Nova Scotia.

Decoy has blown us out of the water with all that he’s accomplished. At eight months of age, under the guidance of junior handler Panagiota Rounis he earned his CKC Championship. Two weeks earlier, he earned his Rally Novice title with me, his co owner, Isabelle Southcott. Decoy also won two Select Dogs during the last two days of his second show when he moved up to the Specials ring.

At nine months of age, judges awarded Decoy two Best of Breeds and a Best of Opposite at Auld Lang Syne, his third show.   “Decoy’s bloodlines traces back to one of the early breeders of Southwest Nova Scotia, the birthplace and very origin of the Toller breed,” noted Barbara. ” I’m excited to see what the future holds for this little Yarmouth Toller as we watch history come alive.”

The photo below was taken on May 10, 2024 at the Tyee Kennel Club Show in Duncan BC where Decoy earned his Championship.



Decoy earning the third leg of his Rally Novice with a score of 97!

Decoy chilling out in the trailer at the Tyee show in May, 2024.

Decoy waiting at Little River, BC to catch the ferry home to Powell River.

The three photos above were taken when Decoy wasn’t quite five months old yet.

Decoy has tons of charisma! He may be the youngest one in the pack but he never gets left behind.

(Photo taken January 20, 2024)



DOB: August 14, 2023

Scotiapride’s Rosco Ruby

Oakley of Babine

Decoy is one smart pup! By three months of age would he sit, lie down, do a high five, shake left, do paws up, and roll over. He could also ring the bell on the door to go out but because he likes being able to have his own personal doorman I sometimes have to take the bell away. He’s handsome, has a huge personality and is full of love. He likes to play with Zunga and the two of them curl up on the bed and sleep together. Decoy’s full pedigree can be found on k9data.com.


Pedigree of “Scotiapride’s Eastwest Decoy “

Parents GrandParents GreatGrandParents

Oakley of Babine

Gus King
Gracie Butch
Rosie II

Scotiapride’s Rosco Ruby

Scotiapride’s Restigouche Red Skye Littleriver’s Radko
Novapride’s Foxy Scarlett
Littleriver’s Ravishing Ruby Littleriver’s Duck Dynasty
Littleriver’s Jazzman


This is the story that appeared in Toller Talk in the summer of 2022 about the two dogs admitted to the Toller Registry under Canada’s Indigenous Dog Act. Oakley of Babine, Decoy’s sire, was one of them.

Toller Talk Summer 2023 (dragged) 

Toller Talk Summer 2023 (dragged)

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