Function: water retrieving
Highly intelligent, easy to train & have great endurance.
Loving & playful to their family, can be reserved with strangers,
without being aggressive or overly shy. Aggression is not to be
Strong & able swimmer, are a natural & tenacious retriever
on land & from water. This strong retrieving desire & playfulness
are qualities essential to their tolling ability.
for: Active people & families.
Love to chase things.
10 - 16 yrs
Dogs over 18 months is 48 – 51 cm (19-20 inches)
Bitches over 18 months 45 – 48 cm (18 – 19 inches)
Various shades of red or orange with lighter featherings and
underside of tail, and usually at least one of the following white
markings – tip of tail, feet (not exceeding beyond the pasterns),
chest, and blaze.
The Toller was bred to retrieve from icy waters and must have
a water-repellent, double coat of medium length and softness, with
a softer, dense undercoat. The coat may have a slight wave on the
back, but is otherwise straight. Some winter coats may form a long,
loose curl at the throat.
Featherings are soft at the throat, behind the ears and at the back
of the thighs, and forelegs are moderately feathered. While neatening
of the ears and feet is permitted, the Toller should always appear
Appearance: Medium-sized, powerful, compact, balanced,
well-muscled dog; medium to heavy in bone, with a high degree of
agility, alertness and determination. Many Tollers have a slightly
sad expression until they go to work, when their aspect changes
to intense concentration and excitement. At work, the dog has a
speeding, rushing action, with the head carried out almost level
with the back and heavily feathered tail in constant motion.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
is from Nova Scotia and they were breed to retrieve ducks from the
icy waters, they excelled in swimming and retrieving.
To toll means to lure and these dogs were encouraged to jump and
play on the shoreline in hope that the inquisitive ducks would be
lured into the fire range of the hunters.
They have wonderful temperaments and fit into family life fine,
they are highly intelligent and easy to train.
the thick coat needs regular brushing to keep it looking good. Wash
plenty of exercise is needed to keep them fit and happy. Swimming
is a great way to exercise them.
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