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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Puppies
Description: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, who was once known as the Little River Duck Dog, is one of the smallest retrievers. They use the art of tolling which is to frisk and leap about at the mouth of a funnel-like net in order to lure ducks into the trap. Strong and reliable, they never hesitate to jump into icy cold water. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a wonderful companion, a great playmate and a flashy show dog, they are a willing and happy bird dog. Little Red Duck Dogs are responsive, active and obedient dogs. They are very intelligent, and are friendly with friends and family. Although more reserved than the Golden Retriever, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is eager and jubilant like the Golden. The Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Labrador, Flat-Coated Retriever, and the Cocker Spaniel are all thought to be part of the Duck Tolling Retriever's genetic makeup. This gives them the deep coppery red to dark golden red color, and the white markings on the chest and face. They often have a tip of white on their tails, and their fur is medium length, thick and wavy. The breed also has the unique trait of webbed feet. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very playful, which is a natural trait contributing to their career as a duck toller. As one owner once stated, "Tollers are retrieving fools. If anyone ever makes the mistake of throwing a ball for them, they will keep the unfortunate soul throwing until his arm gives out."
Other Names: Yarmouth Toller, Little River Duck Dog, Little Red Duck Dog, Toller, Tolling Red Decoy Dog
Type: Gun Dog
17 - 21 inches.
Red fox colored, ranging from deep golden red to dark coppery
red. They also have white markings on the chest, feet, tip of tail,
and a blaze on the face. The nose can be black, light tan or matching
the rest of the dog's pigment.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are responsive and active. They
are very trainable and obedient, and have high intelligence. They are
reserved with strangers, but rarely aggressive with anyone. They are
friendly with family and strangers once they warm up to them. They are
outgoing, very playful, and alert to their surroundings. They are friendly
with other dogs, and make excellent playmates for children, as they
will play endlessly. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are eager workers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are alert and will bark to alert
their owners to anything unusual or dangerous.
Care and Exercise:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need their coats
brushed weekly with a bristle brush and comb, paying special attention
during shedding. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need a good amount
of exercise such as a daily walk on the leash or free exercise in a
field. The Toller also enjoys swimming or retrieving, and should be
given opportunities to do so.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia and eye problems.
Life Span: 12 -
Country of Origin:
Canada (Nova Scotia)
First Registered by the AKC:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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