Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Description

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium size breed. The breed’s coat lies close to its skin and is feathered at the ears, chest, underbelly, tail, and hocks. The breed has a medium size head with a long muzzle that is slightly pointed. The ears are set high and fold downward. The breed has a deep chest that is not so broad. The neck is well angled to the straight back. The front legs are straight and the back legs are slightly angled.

Temperament

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is an easygoing breed. It gets along with just about everyone. It is gentle with children and generally gets along with other pets. This breed loves learning and will do well with training. It is energetic and lively. The breed makes a good watchdog, but no so effective as a guard dog.

Height and Weight

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retreiver is about 17-21 inches tall and weighs about 37-51 pounds.

Health Problems

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a generally healthy breed. The breed may develop hip dysplasia or problems with its eyes. Hip dysplasia is a common dog health condition and is not easily prevented. To prevent any eye problems, it is a good idea to have the dog checked out regularly by a veterinarian.

Ideal Living Conditions

The size of the Norwich Terrier makes the breed suitable for small living conditions, such as apartments. The breed is very curious, so if it is kept indoors it may rummage through things in the house. If the breed is left alone in a home, it is a good idea to make sure the residence is safe so that the breed cannot get into something and hurt itself.

Exercise

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever needs regular exercise. The breed has a high energy level and should have at least one opportunity per day of physical activity. The breed can accompany an owner who runs or swims.

Life Expectancy

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever typically lives about 12-14 years.

Litter Size

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average of 4-6 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a coat that requires maintenance several times each week. Brushing the coat is sufficient for this breed. The coat will require more brushing during shedding season, which typically takes place twice a year.

Origin

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever originates from Canada.

Group

Gun

Color

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a reddish-yellow coat. The breed has white markings that may exist on its chest, feet, and hocks.