COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Canada

MOST SUITED AS Field sports dog and family pet.

SIZE
The shoulder-height is 48 – 7l cm (18 1/2 – 20in) for dogs and 45 – 48cm (17 1/2 – 18 1/2in) for bitches.

COAT
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever(toller for short) has a double, water-resistant coat of medium-length hair with a softer undercoat. The colour is between red and orange, usually with a blaze and a white marking on the tip of the tail, the feet, and the chest.

CARE REQUIRED
The coat does not call for much attention. A brushing once a week is sufficient. During moulting more attention will be required.

CHARACTER
The Toller is a high-spirited, friendly, attentive, and intelligent dog that is obedient, lively, and sociable.

TRAINING
Training does not present much in the way of a problem because these dogs are fast learners which quickly remember new instructions. They also like to work for their handlers.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
These are excellent family pets which get on well with other dogs, and animals, and which are very patient with children. They bark when they sense danger but that is likely to be all.

EXERCISE
This breed needs quite a lot of exercise and like to swim and retrieve, which are ideal activities for them.With the right training they can do well in sports like fly-ball, agility skills trials, and obedience competitions.