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Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Pictures

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Front side view of a smiling, orange, thick-coated dog laying down in green grass. The dog has a brown nose and soft looking ears that hang down to the sides with long thick hair on its long tail. He has a small white patch on its muzzle, chest and tips of its paws.

"This is Diesel (aka Tollchester Phoenix Tollwest). He is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever shown here at 10 months old. He is a typical Toller in that he requires a lot of exercise. We walk at least 2 miles everyday and he still needs additional time cruising in the yard. His favorite game is retrieving anything from the water. His ears perk up when he hears the words "lake" or "bye-bye". He is very good with our two young boys, ages 5 and 2. Initially wary of strangers, he quickly warms up and is the newcomer's friend (albeit, not best friend like a Lab would act). Diesel came to us in Michigan from his breeder in British Columbia, Canada at the age of 12 weeks. He has been a great addition to our home. He is training in competitive obedience and will soon hit the show rings in conformation. His only bad habit would be eating fabric. He only does it while in his crate, so we have to make a point to remove any loose articles before leaving. Tollers are a wonderful and highly versatile breed for an active family. I would recommend Tollers to anyone who wants an active, medium-sized dog--as long as they have researched all the reasons NOT to get a Toller!"

Other Names
  • Little Red Duck Dog
  • Little River Duck Dog
  • Novie
  • Scotty
  • Toller
  • Tolling Retriever
  • Yarmouth Toller
An orange dog swimming in water with a long stick in his mouth. His nose is orange-brown to match his coat and his tail is long and being held out of the water.

Diesel the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at 10 months old retrieving a stick from the water.

Back side view of a thick coated orange dog with small ears that fold down to the sides with a white chest and white on its muzzle and a long tail that is being held low with fringe hair on it standing in grass in front of a tennis ball looking back at the camera.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever—"Ch. Ravenswood Feather In My Cap. Call name "Tokala" or formerly "Toque". "Tokala" (the Native American Souix & Dakota word for "fox") has her AKC conformation championship, but is now spayed. She was a bit timid when we first brought her home (afraid of the new surroundings) but she now loves to swim, isn't afraid of noises, and has become a great companion! We take her with us to friends houses, on the boat, to fairs, pretty much anywhere she's allowed."

Close up head and upper body shot of a brown-orange dog with white laying down. She has a liver brown nose and lips and light brown eyes. Her small fold over ears look soft.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at 2 years old—"My husband and I wanted a companion dog who will join us on our boat in the Chesapeake Bay, and jogging. We wanted a intelligent dog with energy that can be channeled through walks, agility &/or obedience lessons. Tokala turned out to be a great dog for us."

An orange with white dog sitting on a dock with a body of water behind her. She has white on her muzzle, chest and neck with a brown liver nose and lips. Her mouth is parted like she is smiling.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever —"Traits: Energetic, but with an "off" switch. LOVES: Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Retrieving, water, anchors, swimming, food, Squeaky toys, Slightly timid with strangers but friendly very trainable/biddable."

Close up of a wet orange dog with almond shaped brown eyes and a liver nose on a boat that is out on the water.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

An overweight orange dog with white on her chest, muzzle and tips of her paws. Her brown eyes are wide and round. There is snow falling from the sky landing on the dog and on the wooden dock the dog is sitting on.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at 3 years old

Front view of the head of an orange dog with a thick coat, a brown liver nose and almond shaped brown eyes. It is snowing on the dog.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Front view of an orange dog with white on her chest, muzzle and tips of her paws. The dog has a liver brown nose, brown almond shaped eyes and a thick wavy coat with soft looking ears that fold down to the sides laying down on a person's bed.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Close up front view of an orange dog with white on her chest, muzzle and tips of her paws. The dog has a liver brown nose, brown almond shaped eyes and a thick wavy coat with soft looking ears that fold down to the sides laying down on a person's bed.

Tokala the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Front view of a rust orange colored dog with a brown nose sitting on concrete wearing pink sunglasses.

Chance the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever at 18 months old wearing pink sunglasses

View from above looking down at a rust orange colored dog with a brown nose sitting on concrete wearing pink sunglasses.

Chance the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever at 18 months old wearing pink sunglasses

Close up head shot of a rust orange colored dog with a brown nose sitting on concrete wearing pink sunglasses.

Chance the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever at 18 months old wearing pink sunglasses

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