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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The breed was developed in the community of Little River Harbour in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, around the beginning of the 19th century to toll waterfowl and as an all purpose hunting dog. The breed was originally known as the Little River Duck Dog or the Yarmouth Toller.
Its exact origins are not known but it appears that some possibly spaniel and setter Pointer-type dogs, retriever-type dogs, and rabbit hounds. Farm collies also went into the mix as many became herding dogs as well as hunting dogs and family pets.
The Toller was officially admitted to the Canadian Kennel Club in 1945. Declared the provincial dog of Nova Scotia in 1995, the breed gained national recognition in 1980, when two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers were awarded Best in Show at championship events that included many breeds.
On June 11, 2001, it was approved for admission into the Miscellaneous Class of the American Kennel Club and was granted full recognition into the Sporting Group on July 1, 2003.
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1 foot, 5 inch. to 1 foot, 9 inch. (43,18 to 53,34 cm)
35 to 50 pounds (15,87 to 22,68 Kg)
10 to 14 years
Potential Health Issues:
Collie Eye Anomaly,
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
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