Learn about the temperament and personality of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever photos.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a versatile hunting dog and a sweet and loving family companion. He is high-energy, without being hyperactive, and he needs exercise every day. He is athletic, agile, and fast. He loves to swim, run, and play fetch. He also needs a job to do. They love to toll, to retrieve, and they also love to compete in agility, obedience, rally, and flyball. They also serve as search and rescue dogs and therapy dogs. They are always ready for action. They are highly intelligent and highly trainable. However, they are so stunningly smart that they get bored quickly and can become willful. If he gets bored, he can become destructive. A Toller is easily distracted from training if he doesn't find it stimulating. Obedience training is important with Tollers, because if you are not in charge, he will be. Tollers are rather notorious for their "scream," a high-pitched, penetrating scream that indicates that they are excited. Toller parents find it endearing, but your neighbors might not. Tollers are very good communicators, but are not problem barkers. They make good watchdogs because they are naturally wary of strangers and bark to raise the alarm. They are great with children, being naturally gentle and patient. However, young Tollers can be a bit overzealous with their play involving young children, so interactions should be supervised. Tollers have a prey drive and will chase your cat. Though your cat will probably come to no harm, it will still be annoying for the cat. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a brilliant and talented field dog and a devoted family friend. He has a great deal of energy. He is alert, outgoing, kindly, adaptable, entertaining, affectionate, playful, and jolly, with a unique zest for life.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Training
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Shedding
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
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A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
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Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
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Rating: Guard dog
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Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.