Are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers good family dogs?

They are affectionate, eager to please, busy, and get along well with children. They are good family dogs, however during the decision process potential owners should be wary of the physical and mental commitment that is required in order to keep a Toller busy.

Is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever rare?

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a rare breed and it may take time to locate a reputable breeder who has puppies available.

Do Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers bark a lot?

This dog is best suited to life with a weekend hunter or an active family who will train him for such dog sports as agility and flyball. Tollers can have negative traits. The dogs can be aggressive if they aren’t socialized early and often. A Toller left on his own all day is likely to bark, dig, and chew.

Do Nova Scotia Duck Tollers shed a lot?

Yes, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed a lot of their water-repelling double fur coat of medium to long hair. They shed seasonally in Spring and Fall-like other dogs do but do not need a lot of grooming daily any additional time of year.

Whats it like owning a Toller?

Compared to Golden Retrievers, most Tollers are less submissive, less outgoing with strangers, and less adaptable to a low-exercise household. This high-energy breed is a joy in the right hands – but “too much dog” for someone who is looking for an eager-to-please couch potato.

What is the best family dog?

Here’s a list of dogs that tend to make the best dogs for kids and families:

  • Labrador Retriever.
  • Poodle.
  • Irish Setter.
  • Vizsla.
  • Newfoundland.
  • Bull Terrier.
  • Beagle.
  • Bulldog. For a devoted, patient pup that’s sure to act affectionately towards kids, the Bulldog is your go-to breed.

Do Tollers smell?

Yes, we joke dog hair is a fifth food group in our house. On the plus side though, tollers do not have the strong doggy smell common to retrievers. They are more similar to collies in this respect. Trimming is very minimal and is limited to neatening the ears and feet every couple of weeks.

Are Tollers cuddly?

Affectionate – Loving with their family, most Tollers like to cuddle after a long day’s work. They are good with children, showing patience. When properly socialized, they are great with other dogs and even cats.

How much time does a Toller need for socialization and training?

Socializing your dog is something to take seriously if you want your Toller to become a polite adult. The critical window for socialization is 3 to 12 weeks, meaning your breeder begins the training, and it’ll be your job to continue it.

How do I train my Toller?

Tollers also benefit from mental stimulation, such as dog obedience training. A great way to get them out and socialized would be to join a local club or an obedience class. This will provide you and your dog with some human-animal bonding time while giving him the stimulation and socialization he needs.

At what age is a Toller full grown?

The toller puppy will continue to grow at a slower rate and reach her adult weight when she is about a year old. Although she will be at her full size at 12 months of age, she is still an adolescent and won’t reach adulthood until about 18 months of age.

How much do Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers weigh?

Female: 17–20 kg. Male: 20–23 kg.

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