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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Canada, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Red fox, with white marking on chest, feet and tip of tail, and sometimes on face. 
Moderately long and close lying, with a thick, wavy undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
Needs sufficient exercise such as a daily walk on the leash or free exercise in a field. Also enjoys swimming or retrieving. 
A wonderful companion, a great playmate and a flashy show dog, he is a willing and happy dog. The Troller is responsive and acti 
Good with Children
Patient with children. Gets along well with other dogs. 
Grooming Needs
Brush coat weekly, paying special attention during shedding. 
Average Size - Male (in)
17 - 21 
Average Size - Female (in)
17 - 21 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
45 - 51 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
37 - 43 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia and eye problem.v
Living Conditions
As long as sufficient outdoor exercise is provided he will make a fine housedog. 

Breed Description

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever who was once known as the Little River Duck Dog is one of the smallest retrievers. He uses 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, he never hesitates to jump into icy-cold water. Originated from Nova Scotia he is said to have been a cross of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and the Golden Retriever. Used to hunt duck with his unique way of luring curious ducks within range of the concealed hunters gun by creating a disturbance at the edge of the water.

Breed Infobits

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever makes a good all-round dog for the owner who likes the outdoors.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or the Toller as it is colloquially known, is used to lure or toll birds within range of the hunter's gun.

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