Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
A medium sized dog, with a red golden and white coat, that feathers around the head and neck, small ears that flop over and a bushy tail, sits alert on an agility obstacle, wearing a bright red harness attached to a loose lead.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Are you looking for an outgoing, affectionate and energetic dog? A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever could be just for you! Whether you’re thinking of borrowing one or getting your own, we’ve pulled together lots of fun and interesting facts you should know about the breed, courtesy of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever owners in our community.

A collage of pictures of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. They are all red, although some have white patches. They are well proportioned dogs with longish fur.

What is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers?

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, otherwise known as a ‘Nova Scotia’ or simply as a ‘Toller’ originates from Canada, and is part of the Gundog group. Their name comes from their ability to toll and retrieve ducks in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. They have webbed feet and love swimming.

How much exercise does a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever need?

Nova Scotias are an active and enthusiastic breed who enjoy spending their time as a working dog, or competing in agility and flyball. According to The Kennel Club, they require up to one hour of exercise a day, but would never say no to more. Being a Retriever, they love playing with a stick or ball.

A dog with a long, red coat and white paws lies on grass

“Leica is a high energy dog that LOVES to fetch balls and frisbees - especially if this involves launching herself into water. She comes to life when she’s outside on a walk.” - Jenny, Owner of Leica.

What is the temperament of a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?

They are renowned for their intelligence and are very friendly dogs who have a lot of patience for children, making them a solid choice for a family. They are a very attractive breed who get a lot of attention when out and about.

A red haired dog with a white stripe down her face and chest is standing in scrub land with her tongue out waiting for the hoomans to stop taking photos and get a move on

“Ziva is very affectionate and she just loves playing, swimming, learning new tricks, meeting people, chewing her favourite toy and children.” - Emma, Owner of Ziva.

Are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers easy to train?

The trainability of the Nova Scotia is very high, and they’re very attentive. An owner needs to make sure that the Nova Scotia knows who is boss, but once they do, they will be perfectly behaved. They are often trained as working dogs, but also enjoy taking part in agility and flyball.

“Alfie is a highly intelligent dog who loves to play catch and will always bring it back.” - Tom, Owner of Alfie.

That being said, here are a few funny quirks that some of our members’ pooches have:

Laura, Owner of Alpha:

Alpha is a fun, loving dog who enjoys going for walks - he is very good off the lead.,.unless cats are involved!

Izabela, Owner of Monty:

Monty adores children, never failing to drop his ball for a child to throw for him whenever he spots one.

Kelly, Owner of Ted:

Ted has graduated from lots of dog training degrees but can be a little monkey sometimes!

Most common Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever names on BorrowMyDoggy:

  • Monty
  • Honey
  • Barney
  • Ted
  • Leica

Does your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever’s lovely hair get all over your furniture and rugs? Here's a quick, simple clean up trick :)

High paws to our lovely community for letting us share these facts about their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. Paws crossed you found them helpful :)

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