Breeding all varieties of quality American Cocker Spaniels since 1986
Shaankata Reg'd American Cocker Spaniels

Dryden, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Grand Champion Multi BISS Am/Can CH Shaankata's Tequila Teaser CGN RN

Sire: Multi BISS Can/Am CH Nickleodeon's Devil May Dare - #1 Particolour, U.S.A. 1996 Pedigree Awards
Dam: Can CH Kataxin Shaankata Tequila Mite CD TT CGC
Whelped January 9, 2000 [ View Pedigree ]

Tori - there are not enough words to describe this incredible bitch! Tori was born a singleton puppy and we knew she was special immediately!

Tori's first weekend out at 6 months of age she won Best Puppy in Specialty at the Thunder Bay Cocker Spaniel Club's Specialty Show. A Canadian Champion at 7 months of age in just four weekends and accumulated six Best Puppy in Group wins. At 11 months of age she won 1st Award of Merit and Best Puppy in Specialty at the American Cocker Spaniel Club of Canada's Winter National in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As an adult Tori was a multi group winner in Canada and won Best in Specialty at the American Cocker Spaniel Club of Manitoba's Specialty under judge Anne Rogers Clark. Tori also won the Manitoba Sporting Dog Specialty under judge Everett Dean with an entry of 99 sporting dogs and it was the first time ever won by a cocker!

Tori went on to become #1 Bitch Cocker in Canada in 2001 and #6 Cocker. Tori is also third generation BISS winner.

In 2002 Tori went stateside with handler Heidi Amour and quickly obtained her American Championship in 4 weekends with two specialty majors one at Maryland Cocker Spaniel Club and the other at Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel Club. As a special Tori picked up several variety wins before coming back home.

In 2003 Tori again went stateside with handler Heidi Amour for Westminster and associated specialties. Tori picked up Best of Opposite Sex in Variety at the Southern New Jersey Cocker Spaniel Specialty and had a television appearance from the Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Tori has also appeared on television for Global in Edmonton, Alberta and on Animal Planet featuring Tori being shown in Maryland.

In Canada, Tori was specialed by both Leanne MacIver of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and myself. Tori was such a frequent flyer with Bearskin Airlines, Air Canada and Northwest Airlines she quickly became friends with many of the pilots and crewmembers. Oh the stories Tori could tell! All this traveling takes a very special kind of dog with a very special temperament and Tori relished in the attention and loved the show ring! The more people clapped the more she showed! Tori won over the hearts and had a supportive audience wherever she went. Thank you to everyone for supporting Tori and assisting Tori in her many travels throughout Canada and the U.S. - the list is far too long to name individuals - but you all know who you are and thank you!

Tori was retired from the show ring in May of 2003 to begin a new chapter as a mom. So far as a mom Tori has produced two litters, each of which have been singleton pups. Can CH Shaankata Kataxin Guiltyas Sin and Can CH Shaankata's Peppermint Pie. Tori and her daughters won Best Brood Bitch at the Thunder Bay Cocker Spaniel Club's 2005 Specialty.

Tori came out of retirement in 2008 at the age of 8 to obtain her Rally Novice title in 3 straight trials including a 3rd in class and the same weekend also passed the requirements for her Canine Good Neighbour title. All of this qualified Tori to become a CANADIAN GRAND CHAMPION! Tori is the first female cocker, the 2nd parti colour cocker and the 6th cocker to achieve this very prestigious title!

Tori has an exquisite head, solid topline, excellent reach & drive with beautiful side gait & an outstanding outgoing temperament! Tori is the epitome of breed type and movement and a wonderful ambassador for the breed!

Tori is eyes CERF, hips OFA excellent, patella's OFA, cardiac OFA, thyroid OFA and von Willebrands normal.

Tori also enjoys being a half sister (on her sire's side) to some very distinguished half brothers.

  • Multi BIS BISS Am/Can CH Nickleodeon's Bobbie Magee - #5 All Breeds in Canada in 2000 - #2 Sporting Dog & #1 Cocker
  • Am/Can CH Nickleodeon's Solitary Man
  • Am/Can CH Fanciful's Spencer For Hire - #10 Sporting Dog & #2 Cocker for 2001.
  • BIS Am/Can CH Classic's Mystical Image - #6 Sporting Dog and #1 Cocker in Canada for 2002.
  • BIS BISS Am/Can CH Nickleodeon's Livin la Vida Loca - #4 Sporting Dog and #1 Cocker in Canada in 2003.
  • Am/Can CH Nickleodeon's Classic Jazz

A very special thank you to Kay Nickle of Nickleodeon Cockers for allowing me to have Teka bred to your Quinn which resulted in this very special girl!

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Tori's first weekend out as an adult special at age 13 months, Tori won back to back Group 1st! Thank you judges Neil Graves and Levien DeBruyne.
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Tori's first weekend out as an adult special at age 13 months, Tori won back to back Group 1st! Thank you judges Neil Graves and Levien DeBruyne.
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Tori is pictured winning Best Puppy in Specialty and 1st Award of Merit at the American Cocker Spaniel Club of Canada's Winter National in Toronto, Ontario, November 2000. Tori was just 10 months old. Thank you judge Skip Stanbridge!
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the same day as the ACSCC's Winter National in Toronto, Tori won Best of Breed as a puppy special! Defeating many of Canada's top cockers to obtain this win. Thank you judge Norman Patton!
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Tori is pictured here winning Runner-Up to the winner of the Invitational Puppy Classic. Thank you judges Shelley Gerig, Maureen Anderson and Carol Randle.
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Tori is pictured winning Best of Opposite Sex at a Booster under breeder-judge Leta Bett.
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After Tori won Best of Breed at the Mid West Cocker Spaniel Booster in Edmonton, Alberta, she continued on to receive a Group 2nd in a very large, competitive group. Thank you judge Don Fitzsimmons and handler Leanne MacIver.
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Best in Specialty at the American Cocker Spaniel Club of Manitoba's Specialty Thank you judge Anne Rogers Clark and thank you handler Leanne MacIver!
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Tori is pictured here winning won of many group placements. Thank you breeder-judge Butch MacDonald and handler Leanne MacIver.
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Tori is pictured here winning one of several group 1sts! Thank you judge Thora Brown and thank you handler Leanne MacIver.
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Tori is pictured winning the 18th annual Manitoba Sporting Dog Specialty Show in November 2002 with an entry of 99 sporting dogs. Tori is the only American Cocker Spaniel to ever have won this specialty! Thank you judge Mr. Everett Dean and handler Leanne MacIver.
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Tori is pictured here winning another Group 1st! Thank you judge David McIntyre.
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Tori is pictured winning a 5 point major at the Maryland Cocker Spaniel Club Specialty under breeder-judge Sandra Lex, handled by Heidi Armour.
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Tori wins a 4 point major at the Mid-Michigan Cocker Spaniel Club under breeder-judge Dick Duding, handled by Heidi Armour.
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Tori is pictured winning one of several varieties while in the U.S. Thank you breeder-judge Billie Ballantine Hayes and handler Heidi Armour.
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Tori is pictured winning Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Variety at the Southern New Jersey Cocker Spaniel Club's Specialty held in association with the Westminster Kennel Club Show. Thank you breeder-judge Rita Crowe and handler Heidi Armour.
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Tori is pictured here celebrating her retirement by sipping champagne!