Are tollers good family dogs?

Temperament. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are known to be very intelligent, curious, alert, outgoing, and high-energy dogs. They are good family dogs, however during the decision process potential owners should be wary of the physical and mental commitment that is required in order to keep a Toller busy.

How big do tollers get?

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

height 17 to 21 inches
weight 35 to 50 pounds
life span 12 to 14 years
breed size medium (26-60 lbs.)
good with families children dogs

What is the smallest retriever?

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
The smallest of the AKC’s retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is intelligent, affectionate, and eager to please.

Do Toller dogs shed?

The shedding and the mess. Tollers do blow their coat seasonally, and they are dogs who like to swim and roll and wallow. They are not a dog for the fastidious or the allergic.

Do Tollers like to cuddle?

Affectionate – Loving with their family, most Tollers like to cuddle after a long day’s work. They are good with children, showing patience. When properly socialized, they are great with other dogs and even cats.

Do Tollers smell?

On the plus side though, tollers do not have the strong doggy smell common to retrievers. They are more similar to collies in this respect. Trimming is very minimal and is limited to neatening the ears and feet every couple of weeks.

Do Tollers bark a lot?

Dogs bark, most Tollers have the “scream”, it’s natural to them but excessive barking or the loud Toller scream can become a problem for you, your neighbors and sometimes for your dog as well if the reason he or she barks is out of boredom, fear, etc.

Are Tollers hard to train?

Tollers are smart and easy to train, but they are independent and like to do things their own way. They have an attractive red coat that’s easy to care for and are excellent watchdogs.

Do Tollers scream?

They “Scream!” Tollers have a penetrating high-pitched bark that sounds like a scream, which they produce to indicate excitement and eagerness.

Are Tollers vocal?

Vocal – Tollers are generally quiet dogs. However, when they are excited they can emit a unique sounding high-pitched bark known as the Toller Scream. Tollers can be trained to be quiet for hunting purposes and field work.