Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is also referred to simply as Toller. It is a medium sized gundog which was primarily bred for hunting. It makes the list of the smallest retrievers. People often mistake him for the Golden retriever. The San Diego Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies are known for their high intelligence, alertness, and high energy. They get their name from their being able to lure waterfowl within a gunshot range. It originated in Nova Scotia, Canada where it was mainly used to retrieve ducks.


As aforementioned, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies San Diego look the same as the small Golden Retriever. They are well muscled with a medium to heavy boned body. The chest is deep which makes the dog well insulated for cold water swimming. It has a dense coat which comes in a range of red and orange shades. The dog normally has white markings on its feet, tail tip, and chest and at times on its face. The coat is straight though there may be a slight wave on the back. The ears are triangle in shape and are high set. The head is somewhat wedged in shape. Other than that, the body is compact, powerful and well muscled. The legs are sturdy and solid.


The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy San Diego is today considered a family dog because it is usually sensible and devoted to its family. It is intelligent, obedient and great with kids. So long as they have enough exercises to shed their excess natural energy, they make great companion dogs. Around strangers, the dog may be a bit reserved. It needs both obedience training and socialization for it to excel.

In general, the San Diego Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppies are hardworking, intelligent and love spending time with their master. They have an expression that exudes low spirits but when hunting or playing, this is a very happy dog.  The dog has high retrieval desires and will be best suited with the game of fetch.

Once you get your puppy, it is crucial that you train and socialize him early enough. The training should be aimed towards establishing a closer relationship with the family. You should also be prepared to exercise him and correct him whenever he does a mistake else he will develop the small dog syndrome.


The dog has been known to be very healthy. However, due to the trend change, the breed has started presenting a number of health issues such as progressive retinal atrophy, autoimmune problems and thyroid. Appointment with the vet is recommended to ping some of these problems before they get worse.


The San Diego Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy will do fine in an apartment life. However, they will need daily walks or jogs. Taking time to play a game of fetch will also be great. The double coat should be brushed and combed daily.


Height: 17 to 21 inches

Weight: 37 to 51 pounds

Life expectancy

12 to 14 years

Typical use

Companion dog

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