The most dominant trait of retrieving has put this breed, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers in the category of healthy and unusual working breeds of gundogs. It works simultaneously with a hunter as a toller. Upon seeing the rich colour and activities of the dog, the duck gets attracted towards the bank. Now, the hunter rises and shoots at the birds. This Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers then retrieves the fallen prey. It is intelligent and alert, patient with the family and above all, a lover of water.
They have been bred by hunters in Canada and are a cross between Spaniels and Retrievers and its goal is to cunningly toll (entice) the unsuspecting ducks.
Size: They are medium-sized, muscular and athletic, weighing 18-23 kg and their height is 20-24”.
Colour: A rich orange or red colour sets this breed apart and the underside is lighter in colour with white patches on the chest, feet and tail.
Coating: Since the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers needs to go into water to retrieve the victims, they have a water-resistant, soft and dense double-coat with fine hair.
Head, ears and tail: Its head resembles that of a fox. High and triangular ears, sturdy legs and a bushy tail held high are some of the other features of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.
4-8 puppies. Most breeders want free Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers pups bred in Nova Scotia only because they believe that the Nova Scotian breed is the best toller.
Puppies should be provided with a nutritious diet to ensure a good growth. Fish, chicken, wheat, oat and potato should form its staple diet.
This energetic animal need lots of exercise and brisk daily jogs and love cold weather.
It usually lives for 11-16 years.
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