Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 9 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
35 to 50 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is AKC’s 150th breed.

At first sight, they appear to many like small Golden Retrievers, although these two are separate breeds. They are intelligent, outdoing, and affectionate.

They are also a bit independent. This medium-size gundog was primarily used for hunting – this breed was specially created to lure and retrieve waterfowl.

This redhead dog is packed with boundless energy and as such will demand a lot of time outdoors to burn that extra energy. This dog isn’t for everyone.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers like to be and stay busy and as such, they are both physical and mental commitments.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, or otherwise called a “Little Red Retrieving Machine” come with a perfect red coat that will require brushing at least once a week.

Their natural drip-dry coat comes with low maintenance which is something that should be a plus when thinking about getting this breed.

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easily motivated to perform tricks, especially if you have their favorite treats on hand. As natural hunters, they will be more than happy to spend an entire day hunting or just working something next to their humans.

They’re great sporting companions, so any human sport such as jogging, or dog sport such as agility will do more than enough to keep them both busy and happy.