Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is another wonderful Hunting Dog Breed. Like most retrieving dogs they are sweet, loving, gentle and loyal. They do share a common trait of some other hunting dog breeds in that they can be suspicious of new people. This can be overcome.
Duck Toller Size and Appearance
Duck Tollers are adorable dogs! They are a shade of red or orange with at least one white marking somewhere - usually on their fee, chest, face or tail. They are a medium sized dog weighing as little as 25 pounds up to 50 pounds and stand 20 to 23 inches.
Their coats are medium length and water-repellent with a soft dense undercoat. The coat is generally straight
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Personality
As I already mentioned they can be a bit suspicious of new people. But overall they are wonderful companies with a lot of energy. They love to play fetch and love to run. They are also gaining popularity as agility dogs.
If you walk a Toller off leash you might find that they will sniff out and chase birds. If you let a toller go it will get down and dirty swimming or searching through bush as that is similar to what they were bred to do.
They are very energetic dogs and require a great deal of daily physical exercise and mental stimulation. Like most other sporting dogs they can become destructive if these needs are not met.
They do make a good family pet and are good with children. They must get enough exercise. For most hunting dogs being turned out in the yard is not enough.
Duck Tolling Health
These are generally quite healthy dogs and can suffer from hip dysplasia or retinal atrophy. With proper veterinary care they can live up to 15 great years as your loving companion.
Where to Adopt?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers can be purchased from breeder or adopted from a Toller Rescue or even at your local animal shelter. They are not yet a very common breed and I recommend you try to start with a rescue to save a life.
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