Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog and want to know if a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is suitable for your household?

Use the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and more.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Facts

  • Name: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Other Names: Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog
  • Origin: Canada
  • Breed Group: Sporting (AKC:2003)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Facts

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Information

Because Tollers run as much as they swim when hunting, they are smaller and more agile than most other retrievers. Their powerful yet compact build enables them to rush around tirelessly, leaping and retrieving with tail always wagging. The jaws are strong enough to carry a duck. Because they were bred to work in icy waters, they have a water-repelling double coat of medium length. A longer coat is not appropriate for a working dog, although the tail feathering should be long, adding to the emphasis of the wagging tail. A white blazeon the face, chest, tail tip or feet is characteristic, and may serve to make the dog's gamboling more noticeable to distant ducks.

As befitting a dog bred to play and retrieve tirelessly, the Toller is very energetic and playful. You cannot throw a ball just once for a Toller! Everything they do is done with gusto, whether it's hunting, obedience, agility or just walking around the block. They are alert but not hyperactive, and can adjust to many circumstances. They are affectionate and gentle, but young Tollers can be overly boisterous at times. They are good with children, other dogs and pets. Tollers may be initially wary of strangers, but warm up quickly. They learn fast and are generally willing to please, but bore easily and then can be a bit stubborn.

What to do if you lose your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

If your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vet clinics to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

If you find a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.