Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever...

 

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever was developed in the Little River district of Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia around the beginning of the 20th Century to toll waterfowl. Its exact origins are not known, but it appears that some Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, and/or Irish Setter may have gone into the mix. The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is one of the most unusual breeds of gundog, at least in terms of how the dog works. The hunter stays hidden in a blind and sends the dog out to romp and play near the water, usually by tossing a ball or stick to be retrieved. The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever is highly intelligent, alert, outgoing, and ready for action, though not to the point of nervousness or hyperactivity. It is affectionate and loving with family members and is good with children, showing patience.

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is an average shedder with a water-repellent double coat. Grooming is fairly easy and should be done with a firm bristle brush. Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers need to be brushed with a pin brush and slicker once or twice a week. On show dogs, the long hair on the ears is trimmed with thinning scissors. The coat may require occasional professional attention. Baths should be given only when necessary.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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