The word Tolling in the dogs name refers to their ability to to stay underwater for long periods of time.
tolling means to entice or pull referring to the dog's ability to lure or decoy game - nsdtrc-usa.org
There are only TWO breeds of dogs used for decoy purposes- the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and the Nderlandse Kooikerhondje.
NSDTR's are generally low-energy dogs and make the best chill dogs.
slways ready for action, though not to the point of hyperactivity, Tollers are bursting with boundless energy - nsdtrc-usa.org
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever originated in Canada.
Yes-Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada
NSDTR's have webbed feet and are generally great swimmers.
According to the AKC, breed standard for Toller coat color are any shade of red and/or brown.
Brown is NOT an accepted coat color per breed standard. Disqualifications - brown coat, black areas in coat, or buff - AKC
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever are genetically predisposed to Cleft Palate-a birth defect whereby a hole in the roof of the mouth develops in a puppy during gestation.
in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or Toller, breed, multiple genetic causes of cleft palate have been identified - https://vgl.ucdavis.edu/test/clps-nsdtr / wisdompanel.com / akcchf.org
The Toller is the smallest of the retriever breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a genetic predisposition to Addison’s Disease-an endocrine system disorder that occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce enough hormones for normal function.
Addison’s is most common in middle aged female dogs. Several breeds have a genetic predisposition to Addison’s: Standard Poodles West Highland White Terriers Great Danes Bearded Collies Portuguese Water Dogs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers -www.dogsnaturallymagazine
Many Tollers emit a high pitched scream when they are excited sometimes known as the Toller Scream.
Tollers are generally quiet dogs. However, when they are excited they can emit a unique sounding high-pitched bark known as the Toller Scream - nsdtrc-usa.org