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.
The Toller was originally known as the "Little River Duck Dog."
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever originated in Nova Scotia, Canada around the 19th century.