CH Westerlea Elias’ Tidal Wave SH FbDCH CD WCX, US WCI
Aug 1991 – Aug 2005
Chelsea came to me as an 11 week old puppy and turned my life upside down, hence the registered name of “Tidal Wave”. She was a pup with an “on” button but without an “off” button. A go getter from the start, she was an animated pup with a desire to learn. And learn she did!
Chelsea was the ﬁrst dog that I trained toward a ﬁeld title. She learned faster than I did and was a very birdy pup who showed tons of potential at this game. As a 9 month old she picked up her WC (Working Certiﬁcate) title. The next season she became the ﬁrst Toller bitch to pass the WCI (Working Certiﬁcate Intermediate) test and then at 2 yrs of age she passed the WCX (Working Certiﬁcate Excellent) to become the ﬁrst bitch titled at that level. When the CKC Hunt Test program came into existence she added the SH (Senior Hunter) title to her name, again the ﬁrst Toller to reach this level. In the show ring she picked up her Championship as a puppy with a Puppy Group to her credit. In the obedience ring she was a multiple class winner. The FBDCH (Flyball Championship) title came in one weekend of running. She was a keen dog who loved to perform in any venue.
For all Chelsea’s own accomplishments her biggest impact on the breed is the quality of the pups she produced. Bred only 3 times, a total of 17 pups, attained over 70 titles in the US and Canada in the ﬁeld, obedience and show venues. Six of her kids have show championships, 5 have High in Trial wins to their credit and many have multiple ﬁeld titles. The ﬁrst two CKC Master Hunters (MH) are a Chels son and daughter, a grandson became the 3rd CKC MH. The ﬁrst CKC Grand Master Hunter (GMH) is a Chels son. A Chels daughter is an RCMP certiﬁed Search and Rescue dog. Chelsea produced pups that were versatile and sound and in themselves left their mark on the Toller breed in many areas.
Chels made a tremendous impact on my life. She introduced me to so many new friends and activities. She was my first hunting dog, my ﬁrst brood bitch, the ﬁrst dog that I ﬁnished in the show ring, my first ﬂyball dog. Her kids hold tons of other firsts. She is the cover dog of the Toller book that was published by Alpine publications.
Chels, what is there left to say, but Thank You, for the patience you showed the green handler who wanted to try so much with you.
Chelsea is to be found in the pedigrees of many of the dogs here at Foxgrove.
Chelsea’s kids have accomplished:
48 ﬁeld titles
17 obedience titles
5 have won a High in Trial
9 show CH’s on 6 different kids
1 is Search & Rescue Certiﬁed