Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Canadá FCI 312

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a very intelligent dog, resistant and playful.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever It is a breed of dog originating in the region of Nova Scotia (Canada).

This race was in danger of extinction until he recovered thanks to the work of Scandinavian and Canadian breeders.

The breed was developed in the community of Little River port in the County of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the early 19th century to toll waterfowl hunting.

Its exact origins are unknown but seems to have a copy of Cocker Spaniel as ancestors, Golden Retriever, or Irish Setter, It may have been to the mix of all of them… other theories are that, also you can share origins with the small Kooikerhondje, It has a similar working method.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was officially inducted into the Canadian Kennel Club in 1945. Y, 56 years later, the 11 in June of 2001, It was approved to be admitted to the American Kennel Club miscellaneous class.

In 1981 He was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Otros nombres: Retriever de Nueva Escocia / Yarmouth Toller / Little River Duck Dog / Little Red Duck Dog / Tolling Retriever / Retriever de la Nouvelle-Écosse / Perro cobrador de la Nueva Escocia / Toller / Scotty / Novie.

Group 8 / Section 1 – Retrievers.

Dogs breeds: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Physical characteristics

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is a dog from medium-sized, powerful, compact structure, muscular and well-proportioned body.

One of its many features worth highlighting is its extreme agility, determination and Security their movements.

It is the smallest Retriever all, the males measuring of 48 a 51 cm. and females of 45 a 48 cm..

Their eyes are size medium, mostly and almond-shaped van amber to brown colour. Its expression is friendly, vivacious and certain slyly.

The ears they are medium-sized and form triangular. Its tail, wide at the base and thinner towards the tip is populated with generous fringes.

Its the mantle of double layer and waterproof, the layer external the way a soft hair with medium length, and internal layer, It is composed of a dense hair and softer still.

The color the layer can be of several all within the range of the Orange. They may have white markings at the tip of the tail, the feet, the breast and chest.

It is currently used mostly for waterfowl hunting, When you separate charge, It acts as a decoy to draw attention to the birds with their moves and jumps.

Character and skills

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a dog very Intelligent, resistant and easy to train. It has a great character playful.

They tend to be dogs very loving with the members of the family and are known to be very patients with children.

Some dogs can be reserved in new situations, but they are not shy.

It is a excellent swimmer, loves the water and is skillful and always ready to perform the collection both in water and on land. Always is provisions, the minimum signal will be fired.

The average life expectancy is of some 12-14 years.


It is a race very rare in Europe, However in North America it is quite popular and is widespread.

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