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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Highly intelligent, alert and outgoing, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest retriever breed. Developed in the 19th century to lure, toll and retrieve waterfowl, this energetic breed is an ideal companion for active families. He is agile, quick and determined with a desire to work and please. An affectionate and loving companion, the Toller is patient with children. He has a soft, low-maintenance coat.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
  • Good with children
Did you know?
"Tolling” is a Middle English word meaning to “lure or decoy game.” Tolling dogs draw waterfowl within the range of a hunter by alternately playing along the shoreline and hiding. Waterfowl become curious and swim in closer to shore to better observe him.
Also Known As:
Yarmouth Toller
Tolling Retriever
Little Red Duck Dog
Little River Duck Dog
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Size Medium
  • Height 43 to 53.5 centimetres at withers
  • Weight 15.5 to 23.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Any shade of red, often with white markings
  • Activities Agility, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both