Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever
Size: Medium / Large
Weight: 37 - 51 lbs.
Height: 17" - 21"
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; hypothyroidism; autoimmune disorders
Origin: Canada (1800s)
Also Known As: Little Red Duck Dog, Little River Duck Dog, Yarouth Toller
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever requires plenty of exercise. This dog will enjoy retrieving sticks or balls.
Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever's water-repellent, double coat should be brushed frequently. Bathe when necessary.
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.
Compatibility with Kids
This breed is good with older children. However, they should not be left unsupervised with younger children.
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.
This hardworking dog is at much at home as it is during a hunting companion. Tolling (luring) is a trait that Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers naturally possess. This trait cannot be taught.