Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Breed Profile
Among the endearing qualities of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is that they are sensible, devoted, intelligent, easy to train, highly energetic, loves water and are patient.
This breed of dog is great with children and family. They are, however, reserved with strangers.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is around 12 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 37 to 51 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to thyroid problems, autoimmune disorders, and PRA.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience on the part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
This breed of dog can be a very hyperactive breed. They can be for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play and romp in and lots of love and attention to give. This dog will wear out the game of fetch.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They can however, try to retrieve their owners!
This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.
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