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.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They can however, try to retrieve their owners!

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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