Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Breed Profile


This medium sized, powerful, compact, balanced dog is the smallest of the retrievers. The Toller's attitude and bearing suggest strength with a high degree of agility. He is alert, determined, and quick, with a keen desire to work and please.


Color is any shade of red, ranging from a golden red through dark coppery red, with lighter featherings on the underside of the tail, pantaloons, and body. Markings: the Toller has usually at least one of the following white markings - tip of tail, feet (not extending above the pasterns) chest and blaze.


The Toller is highly intelligent, alert, outgoing, and ready for action, though not to the point of nervousness or hyperactivity. He is affectionate and loving with family members and is good with children, showing patience.


The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever sometimes look sad when they are not working. They display excitement as soon they know retrieving is ahead. Playing retrieving games in the yard makes them happy. They are wonderful companion dogs and would be perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle.

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