Thinking about purchasing an Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Profile
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
Height: 17 - 21
Colors: 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.
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.
Watch-dog: High. Nova Scotia
Duck Tolling Retrievers are alert and will bark to alert their owners to anything
unusual or dangerous.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Health Issues: Hip dysplasia and eye problems.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
Canada (Nova Scotia)
First Registered by the AKC:
Duck Tolling Retrievers
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