Duck Tolling Retriever


Medium in size, the Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of all Retrievers. It has a muscular build and is solid. It coat is thick all over its body, but is most profuse at the chest and tail. The coat is thick and dense over the torso and fluffy at the tail. The chest is deep. The back is straight and the tail hangs loosely past the hocks. The head is round and broad. Its ears are set high on its head and are triangular. The nose is broad.


The Duck Tolling Retriever is an excellent family pet and hunting companion. It takes its responsibilities seriously, even to the point of instituting its will to protect its family. In addition to devotion, it affords its owner and family with a playful attitude. It is happy as long as it is active in hunting or with its family. It can easily become depressed if it has no interaction with its family or nothing to do. Is an excellent buddy for children, especially if they will toss a Frisbee or ball for it to retrieve.

Height and Weight

The average height of the Duck Tolling Retriever is 17-21 inches. The average weight of the breed is 37-51 pounds.

Health Problems

In addition to common conditions such as hip and skeletal dysplasia shared by most large breeds, the Duck Tolling Retriever is prone to conditions of the thyroid and Addison’s Disease.

Ideal Living Conditions

Duck Tolling Retriever is suitable for both indoor and outdoor living. Its coat will protect it during extreme cold temperatures, if it stays outdoors. A Duck Tolling Retriever kept indoors will do fine, but will require a moderate amount of exercise.


The Duck Tolling Retriever has a lot of energy and will appreciate every opportunity for physical exercise. It is an excellent exercise companion. The breed can also obtain sufficient exercise by physical play, such as frisbee catching.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of the Duck Tolling Retriever is 12-14 years.

Litter Size

The average litter size of the Duck Tolling Retriever is 4-6 puppies.


Brushing is an essential task when caring for the Duck Tolling Retriever coat. The double coat has a coarse undercoat. When brushing the coat, it is imperative that you use a brush that will produce a firm and thorough brushing. The coat is also unique in that it is naturally water repellant. Care must be taken when bathing the coat to prevent the removal of its natural oils.


It is considered to be the seacoast of Canada




Red and all its variances are acceptable colors for the Duck Tolling Retriever. Some types may have sporadic white markings.