Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Here is the only Canadian breed among retrievers. Its natural qualities and its small size distinguish it from other breeds of retrievers. However, this does not prevent him from being an animal of surprising speed and knows how to be a tireless reporter. Like any working dog, the toller must be able to test his abilities otherwise he will become independent and ignore your commands. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is an exceptionally intelligent dog that is very easy to train. In Quebec this breed is very little known, probably because of the origin of the dog. However, thanks to the Drouin family, this breed is gradually establishing itself in Quebec. A toller as a house dog For those who like a quiet dog in a house, the toller is the ideal animal. However, attach it to a chain and the latter will become sick and bring you little joy. Run him outside, play with him, or just teach him his job as a fetcher and your toller should be fine. His training requires a lot of love and he retains what he is taught for a very long time. Roughness is to be avoided at all costs, the latter would keep indelible traces of it for life Its qualities as a hunter This breed has been used successfully as a conventional hunting dog, bringing back various game, from snipe to pheasant and duck . However, its main function is the report of game shot. Already at the age of 7 months, our dog Keally knows how to find grouse and bring back ducks. Some breeders use the toller as an avalanche and rescue dog.
Its origins are not really established. Several hypotheses are emitted but nothing proving the origin of the race. We know, however, that it was created in Nova Scotia. Indeed, this breed was recognized in 1945 by the Canadian Kennel Club under the name of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. In addition, this breed has only been recognized by the FCI since 1982. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is therefore the only hunting dog of Canadian origin.