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BSK Breed Index: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Life Span: 12-14 years

Height: 17-21 inches

Weight: 37-51 pounds

Litter Size: 4-8

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Sporting

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Novia Scotia was bred by skilled Canadian hunters, and originates in Canada. They were bred to hunt ducks similar to the way a fox would do so. They were bred by crossing retrievers and working spaniels. They are trained to chase the fowl into gun range, and once they are shot to retrieve them, and bring them to their master.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Fun Facts

  • When walking one of these dogs, you must be in front. In their minds the leader is in the front and if they are in front, then they are the leader.
  • Tollers love to play retrieving games such as fetch.
  • The breed used to be called the "Little River Duck Dog".

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