Is a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever rare?
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a rare breed and it may take time to locate a reputable breeder who has puppies available. Expect a wait of six months to a year or more for a puppy.
How long can a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?
Life Expectancy and Size The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is usually a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 12 – 14 years, but these dogs can suffer from health problems that may affect their lifespan.
Do duck tolling retrievers like to cuddle?
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very loving with their family. Our Toller Stippy loves to snuggle up and cuddle after a long day’s work and there are many other wonderful, loving aspects about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever I’d love to share with you in this article.
What kind of dog is a Nova Scotia Duck Toller?
The NSDTR, or Duck Toller for short, is not a Border Collie cross or a miniature Golden Retriever. That red-headed angel is full-sized and comes with all of the energy of a full-sized Golden Retriever or Labrador. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are the smallest of the retriever breeds, but they do not lack energy or intelligence.
Where did the Duck Tolling Retriever get its name?
Tollers are known to be intelligent, easy to please, alert, and high-energy dogs. The name “toller” is derived from their ability to lure waterfowl within gunshot range. The breed originated in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
What kind of dog hunts Ducks in Nova Scotia?
Hunters in Yarmouth County located in southwest Nova Scotia’s Little River district created a dog that had the ability to attract ducks and retrieve them from the water. These hunters began mixing hunting and retrieving dogs such as the Golden Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Irish Setter.
What are the health problems of Duck Tolling Retrievers?
This is sometimes blamed on a relatively small gene pool. The Finnish breed club states the largest health problems in the breed tend to be immunity related. They can be affected by eye problems and hip dysplasia and are predisposed to immune-mediated rheumatic disease and steroid-responsive meningitis–arthritis.
How did the Duck Tolling Retriever get its name?
The name Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or Toller, originated from the Middle English word “tollen,” which means “to entice.” That said, this breed was used to lure and retrieve waterfowls, earning him the reputation of being a hardworking gun dog. That’s history.
Do Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed a lot?
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a dense water-repellant, insulating coat that is low maintenance, only requiring intermittent brushing at home but the Toller can shed heavily, especially during seasonal coat changes.
What is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized gundog bred primarily for hunting. It is often referred to as a “toller”.