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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever |Canada|

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever |Canada|

The cheerful and busy Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are animated and versatile working gun dogs. They were originally bred to work in water, but are also good upland retrievers, and are happiest when working. They have excellent temperaments and, despite their relatively small size, are tenacious and brave dogs that happily retrieve geese or wounded birds. They can make good companions, but are only suitable for an active homelife.

History

“Tolling” is a Middle English word that means “to lure or decoy game.” Tolling dogs play along the shoreline attracting the attention of water fowl, which, with curiosity getting the better of them, are lured closer to shore and within netting or gunshot range. It is thought that the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Yarmouth Country, Nova Scotia, from red decoy dogs brought to Canada and crossed with European working collies. The breed has bred true for many generations now and was recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club in 1945. Today they are found in the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Tollers have an unusual, highpitched “scream” when excited, which can be unnerving the first time it is heard.

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From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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