Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Sporting Group

Scarlett and Breaker from KD’s Kennels

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a gentle and affectionate dog that is great with children.  Bred for tolling (luring) the Toller is a hunting dog used to lure and retrieve ducks.  They enjoy being a part of the family and are not meant to be a “kenneled” dog.  Early socialization and training is important, and you should make sure the dog knows who’s the leader of the pack.  Similar in appearance and attitude to a Golden Retriever, the Toller is the smallest of the retriever breeds.  Really a nice and loving dog.  They need to be exercised daily and mentally challenged.

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Dense Weekly Great family and children’s dog.  An all weather dog.  Loves to fetch.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA)

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada

Tollers International



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