Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever dog breed

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  • Country: Canada
  • Group: Sporting
  • Weight: 17-23 kg
  • Height: 43-53 cm
  • Colors: red, golden, copper
  • Training: easy to train
  • Grooming: requires regular brushing
  • Temperament: alert, patient, intelligent, loving
  • Health: generally healthy
  • Litter size: 5 - 10 puppies
  • Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
  • Other names: Little Red Duck Dog, Little River Duck Dog, Novie, Scotty, Toller, tolling retriever, Yarmouth Toller

Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever dog

The name of this breed comes from the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, where it was developed.

It is believed that dogs descended from the red trap that were paired with Spaniels, Retrievers, Setters and Collie to get this race.

It has a unique method of hunting - is noisy waterfront leaping and chasing sticks thrown by hunters but not barking.

Water rates are attracted by the noise and reach the gun; after this dog aporteaza fallen in water rates.

It is known by the following names: Little River Duck Dog, Yarmouth Toller, Duck Toller.

Food Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

Toller chicks must be fed with food to help the formation of bones and cartilage. About an adult dog can tell you that both can be fed cooked food in the house and the one bought from the store as long as a balanced nutritional diet.

Not recommended for dogs chicken bones cooked in particular those that are broken into chips and stomach perforates them. They tend to swallow as fast food, a very few small, and may suffer because of it.

Forbidden food for dogs is chocolate and similar products. Keep in mind that a dog is a smaller man, he remains a dog and food is different from that of a human. Needs and nutritional elements are different.

They are established in general (the amount of food) depending on the dog's activity, age and size. If you feel that your pet has a balanced meal go to a veterinarian to help determine a proper diet doctor.

Toller's is a breed of dog known by fewer problems when it comes to food. Not picky so you have flexibility in choosing the right diet.

Remember that you must have fresh water at your discretion. Not the same can be said about food that may tend toward obesity.

Description Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

It is a medium sized dog, longer than wide, robust. The skull is wide, slightly domed, nose cone, not too long, broad nose black or brown.

The eyes are medium sized, oval, light-colored spaced and the ears are triangular with rounded tip, set high, medium sized and left near the head.

The tail is long, bushy. The coat is double with a first layer often fluffy and an outer layer with a medium length hair, straight, waterproof orange to red with white spots on paws, chest, muzzle and tail tip.

Height varies by sex and copy from 42 to 52cm and weigh from 17 to 23 kg. It is like golden retriever.

Behavior Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

It is an intelligent, friendly, attentive, lively, sociable. It is obedient and devoted master, patient and friendly with the children, reserved girl of situations and new people, including foreigners.

Gets along well with other dogs and other animals in the household.

Dogs of this breed need a lot of exercise; They love to swim and fetch that are ideal activities for them.

With proper training, they can do very well in activities such as fly-ball, agility and obedience competitions.

Training Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

It is easy to train a dog that is intelligent, obedient and eager to work for his master.

With a varied training and consistently beautiful results can be obtained.

Characteristics Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

This dog is weatherproof with a fairly high level of activity which likes to move, to swim, to fetch, he did well at fly-ball, agility and obedience competitions.

It feels best next to an active master and a fenced yard where it can move freely. It needs socialization and training.

The coat should be brushed often weekly during the moulting period.

It is a dog for hunting wild birds in the water and on land and a pleasant companion.

Health Nova Scotia Duck tolling retriever

It is generally a healthy dog ​​down by work that grows in popularity more and more.

Among the few issues that have met more often in this dog thyroid problems are numerous and the retina related to old age.

If you make annual visits to the vet and make them very healthy dog ​​will be happy and will live a good life with family.

The life expectancy of this breed is 12-14 years.

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