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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 37 - 51 lbs.

Height: 17" - 21"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

Also know as: Little Red Duck Dog, Little River Duck Dog, Yarouth Toller

Group: Sporting

Origin: Canada (1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: This intelligent breed was developed by Canadian hunters. Crossed with Retrievers and working Spaniels, the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever's job was to lure ducks and geese within shotgun range and to retrieve them from the water.

Temperament / Behavior
The Nova Scotia Suck-Tolling Retriever makes an excellent companion as long as it receives sufficient exercise. This intelligent animal is easy to train and devoted to its family. However, this breed is reserved around strangers. A playful and hard-working personality makes it an ideal dog for luring or tolling water fowl.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; hypothyroidism; autoimmune disorders

Special Needs
Exercise: The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever requires plenty of exercise. This dog will enjoy retrieving sticks or balls.

Grooming: Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever's water-repellent, double coat should be brushed frequently. Bathe when necessary.

 

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