Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever


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Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever

a medium-sized, compact hunting dog with a dense, medium length coat of red or orange, and a well feathered tail. The breed is noted for its hunting activity in which it jumps and plays in the water to attract waterfowl.
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caption: Shown here in 2003 is Alison Strang and Betsie, one of Strang's Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers.
The toller breed was accepted by the Canadian Kennel Club in 1945, but the Canadian national breed club, The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club, wasn't formed until 1974.
I judged a working certificate test for the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) a few years ago, where I saw many excellent tollers.
Clearly, the name, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is not the breed's complete resume.
Rsearchers at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have identified the genetic mutation responsible for a form of cleft palate in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, according to their report in the journal PLOS Genetics.
While Labradors and golden retrievers still dominate waterfowl hunting, breeds such as poodles and Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers are starting to show up in New York marshes and lakes.
4 When were Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers introduced to the United States?

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