• Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

    The smallest of the retriever breeds, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are powerful, compact, balanced dogs that give the appearance of strength and agility.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 12–14 yr
    Height: 17–21 in
    Weight: 32–68 lb

  • Care

    For most of the year, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need only weekly brushing to stay looking their best. But during shedding periods (when they blow their coats), they require more frequent grooming. It's important to trim a Toller's nails regularly, as long nails can cause pain or walking issues. And maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for any dog's overall long-term health. Aim to establish an at-home routine that includes regular teeth brushing and dental chews or toys, and talk with your veterinarian about professional dental cleanings.

    Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need a high-quality dog food that's appropriate for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior.) To meet this active breed's nutritional needs, consider a diet formulated specifically for medium-size dogs.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, Hypoadrenocorticism ( Addison's disease) Persistent pupillary membranes ( P P M) Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.