Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Medium
  • Ease of Training:Medium/High
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Runs and long walks everyday
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:Low
  • Good with Children:Yes, with older, gentle children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF. Also thyroid and heart examinations
  • Weight:37-51 lbs
  • Height:17-21 inches
  • Coat Colour:Various shades of red and orange

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Coat

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, also known as the Toller, has a water repellent double coat that can withstand extreme temperatures. The coat is medium length and soft, and a soft and dense undercoat. Feathering on the hindquarters is present.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Character

Generally a playful and hard working breed, this dog loves a job to do. Loves to play catch and will keep going for hours. This breed is very happy and good with children and other pets. Very high energy and needs sufficient exercise.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Temperament

Some say this breed has the wonderful temperament of the ever-popular Golden Retriever, but the Toller has been known to be a little wary around strangers and unfamiliar animals. However, this breed will tolerate quite a bit of child's play, and would do well with another four legged companion given they are properly socialized.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Care

The double coat on the Toller should be brushed all the way down to the undercoat to ensure a healthy and smooth coat. Dry shampooing works best on the coat of this breed, and should not be bathed regularly as this removes the oils from the skin and coat, which gives it the ability to be water resistant.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Activity

Fetch is a favourite of this retrieving breed. This will keep the dog sufficiently exercised and happy. However, this dog would do best with a fenced in yard, as this dog is rambunctious and lively.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is around 12-14 years. He is generally a healthy breed, but there are a few health issues to look out for. This includes HD, PRA, heart defects, and thyroid problems. The parents of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever should have OFA and CERF certificates.