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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Dog Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, also called "Toller" for short, is a breed of dog native to Canada, and more specifically to Nova Scotia. The toller is known in its region of origin but remains a fairly rare breed of dog in the rest of the world.

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium-sized dog. Males generally measure between 48 and 51 cm at the withers, while females measure between 45 and 48 cm. The average weight generally varies between 17 and 23 kg.

The coat of the Nova Scotia Retriever is double, with a waterproof outer coat and a dense undercoat. Coat color can vary, but is usually coppery red or orange with white markings. The tail is often feather-shaped.

The head is proportionate to the body, with a slightly rounded skull. The muzzle is of medium length. The eyes are oval in shape, rather dark in color, expressing a lively and intelligent expression. The ears are of medium size, well balanced and carried slightly back.

The Nova Scotia Retriever is known for its friendly, intelligent and playful personality. He is often described as being affectionate towards his family and sociable with strangers.

He is a very energetic and active dog who enjoys participating in various activities. He also has a strong proclivity for water and can excel in aquatic sports.

The Toller has substantial exercise needs. He likes to play, run and swim. Regular walks, active play sessions and stimulating activities are necessary to meet his physical and mental needs.

The Nova Scotia Retriever is generally a robust breed. Like all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are important to maintain health.

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