Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Breed Summary
Active, Energetic, Loving, Intelligent and Loyal
These dogs are very handsome to look at and are actually one of the smallest breeds of Retriever! In terms of appearance, they look very similar to Golden Retrievers and are popular both as companion dogs and pets, especially here in the United States.
They are a particularly good choice for those humans who lead fairly active lifestyles as they love nothing more than being outside and running around! They're not the best choice for first time owners though they get on very well with children.
Fun Fact: They first came about in 1988!
|Kennel Club Group||Sporting|
|Lifespan||10 - 14 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 18in - 21in, Females 17in - 21in|
|Weight||Males and Females 35lb - 50lb|
|Coat||Coats are Double. The Topcoat is Straight and Weather Resistant. Undercoats are Softer and Denser.|
|Color||Buff, Buff and white, Red, Red and white|
|Eye color||Brown or Amber|
|Common health issues||Prcd-PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration), CEA/CH (Choroidal Hypoplasia - CH), Degenerative Encephalopathy (DE), Hip Dysplasia (HD), Elbow Dysplasia (ED), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Juvenile Addison’s Disease (JADD)/hypoadrenocorticism, Cleft Palate (CP1) and Cleft Lip/Palate Syndactyly (CLPS), Chondrodystrophy (CDDY) and Invertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Congenital deafness, Distichiasis, SRMA (Steroid Responsive Meningitis Arteritis) / MUA (Meningoencephomyelitis of Unknown Aetiology), IMPA (Immune Mediated Polyarthritis), GME (Granulomatous meningoencephalitis), Epilepsy|
|Other Names||Little River Duck Dog, Yarmouth Toller, NSDR, Toller, Scotty, Novie, Tolling Retriever, Little Red Duck Dog|
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are known for being true lovers of everything outdoors, and love to spend as much time as they can enjoying the wind in their hair! For this reason, they would better suit a family who already lead an active lifestyle that they can easily slot into. They are a very intelligent breed and willing to please, so training is a fairly easy task. Overall, they make fantastic pets and have the ability to provide you with years of happiness and joy!