This medium-sized retriever is also sometimes called a “Toller.” Muscular, deep-chested, and compact, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest of the retrievers and excels at swimming and retrieving. The breed was developed to retrieve waterfowl in the early 19th century, and has since remained an excellent working and companion dog. The Toller thrives with plenty of exercise and loves to be with people, making it a wonderful pet for an active family. Friendly, outgoing and intelligent, the Toller can be any shade of red and usually has white markings on its chest and feet.
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Flat-Coated Retriever (often called the Peter Pan of dogs) and other retriever breeds were developed in the mid-19th century. They are very cheerful, easy to train, and eager to please. They are very energetic and love to retrieve things especially from water; they require lots of daily exercise. They make a wonderful family dog. This breed is a great choice for families with young children because they are friendly and extremely sociable with anyone. They love to be in the middle of attention. The average height of the Flat-Coated Retriever is 23 to 25 inches, and the weight ranges from 60 to 80 pounds.
Golden Retrievers always rank high among the most popular breeds in the United States. These loyal, sociable dogs are excellent with children and families, and excel at obedience training and therapy work. Developed in the 1860s to be swimmers & retrievers, these pups love doing both of those things! Goldens are fairly large in size and have a medium-high energy level. They are known as loveable, confident and eager to please companions and do well in many environments, from apartments to larger living spaces.
Labrador Retrievers are the lovable, family-friendly dog we all know and love! Labs have been the most popular breed in the United States for 25 years running. One of the older recognized breeds, Labradors were originally bred to be strong, active retrieving dogs that excelled in hunting and swimming. Today, they are known for their outgoing and energetic personalities, and are extremely intelligent and devoted pets. These pups have a high energy level and therefore require a significant amount of exercise. Labs are an incredibly versatile breed, as they can excel at anything from K9 police work to agility to service work for the disabled. Full grown labs are medium sized, typically weighing in at about 55-75 lbs.