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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nickname: Tollers

Breed origin: Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Original purpose: To toll, lure, and retrieve waterfowl.

AKC recognized: 2003
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Height: males 18 to 21 inches; females 17 to 20 inches
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Color: Any shade of red, ranging from a golden red through dark coppery red, usually with some white markings.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is gentle, highly intelligent, alert, outgoing, agile, and loving. They have a strong desire to work and please, and are always ready for action. They are affectionate with their family and especially patient with children. They love water and love to retrieve. They are highly intelligent, which means they learn quickly but also bore quickly. In general, they respond best to short, fun, and challenging training sessions.

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Good with children? Yes

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Intelligent? Highly

Known health problems: Progressive retinal atrophy, Addison's disease, hip dysplasia.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
By Alison Strang and Gail MacMillan
Published in 1996
288 pages

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Nona Kilgore Bauer
Published in 2003
158 pages

A Breed Apart: Nova Scotia's Duck Tolling Retriever
By Gail MacMillan
Published in 1998
108 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club
Wikipedia breed information page
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club Rescue

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