Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are believed to have been developed through a mixture of retrievers, spaniels and setters and possibly a farm collie cross as well. The breed was apparently originally known as the Little River Duck Dog. It was recognized by The Canadian Kennel Club in 1945 and named the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever after many generations of pure breeding. They were used to help hunt duck.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a pretty breed that is often mistaken for a small Golden Retriever, however it is a more active breed. Their colouring may be various shades of red or orange with white marking on the chest, feet and tail. They have a medium-length double coat perfect for swimming in cold waters.
While energetic and active, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers can have great patience with children and be loving and affectionate. Families must be mindful of the Toller’s mental and physical needs or the breed may possibly get destructive. This is a breed that often does very well in sports or activities like agility, flyball, tracking and hunting!