In Sept 2008, Nestle made a successful return to agility competition after a 3 year hiatus due to our remote location, and early in 2009,at the ripe old age of 11.5 years, she earned two new titles (Advanced Agility Dog of Canada and Master Snooker Dog of Canada). Nestle went on to earn her Master Steeplechase Dog of Canada title in July 2010 - just a few months shy of her 13th birthday! She was a very enthusiastic retriever and a particularly fine upland dog. In addition to dabbling in skijorring, herding, and flyball, Nestle was an actress. She was perhaps most famous for her role in the 2000 Mind's Eye Production movie entitled "Without Malice." This film was shot in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, and Nestle (along with two of her kennelmates) played the role of search and rescue dogs. Nestle was the 'hero dog', as the director like to call her, because she was the dog who found the missing ranger.
As a dam, Nestle was very successful. After she was finished mothering her third and final litter, Nestle took up foster work, helping to care for a litter of orphaned kittens and an orphan puppy from the Saskatoon SPCA. Nestle forms the foundation of the Eromit line of Labradors, and her pups have been involved in hunt testing, obedience, service work, and as agility dogs. They have been loved hunting partners and professional working dogs. Perhaps most importantly her pups have been healthy, well-adjusted and attractive members of the breed, and have made fine pets for competitors and non-competitors alike.
In July of 2012, at nearly 15 years of age, Nestle crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She will be forever loved and missed.
More Nestle Stuff
At Right: Poster from the movie Nestle was in (she is on the poster too!)