Where Are Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers From?
This breed originated in Nova Scotia and was bred in the early 1900s to lure ducks and other waterfowl to the water’s edge and into shooting range. They are known for their agility, which makes them perfect for canine competition.
Their exact breeding origins are not well known, but it is believed they can be traced back to Spaniels, Setters, and Collies. They were initially named the Little River Duck Dog, and were briefly known as the Yarmouth Toller in the 1950s. The name was changed when the Canadian Kennel Club registered the breed.
Today, they are bred for retrieving, hunting, competition, and family companionship. They were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a member of the Sporting Group.