Imagine a cross between a fox and a Golden Retriever and you’ve got a pretty clear idea of the look of this breed. Effortlessly athletic, they love children and other animals and make a great all-around addition to the family.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have plenty of energy, but are not hyperactive. They love to swim and enjoy the challenge of obedience training, so these activities are great ways to supplement walks and runs to ensure that they get enough exercise. Be prepared to spend up to 90 minutes every day walking, running and playing with this pup.
Think Golden Retriever, divided by two. These dogs do shed, but their relatively small size helps you stay ahead of the hair.
Barking and Volume:
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average barkers.
Good natured Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are friendly with people and animals alike, making socialization easy. They are also a cinch to train, so you should be fine on your own. That said, they are capable of being trained to a high degree of obedience and you both may enjoy the challenge of advanced work.
Health Factors: This breed is generally quite healthy, but hip and eye problems are occasionally seen. *A reputable breeder can help minimize the risk of genetic disorders.
Grooming: Home grooming is sufficient.
Training: A DIY kind of dog, but a puppy class wouldn’t hurt.
In general, weekly brushing and the occasional bath will suffice.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers love children and make great family dogs.
Friendliness: Towards Animals
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are definitely lovers, not fighters. They get along great with other dogs and pose no threat to smaller pets.
Friendliness: Towards People
These good natured dogs are not aggressive but may be initially reserved with strangers. They will warm up quickly.
BE PREPARED FOR: A trustworthy, affectionate addition to the family that won’t let you get away with throwing the ball just once.