Are Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers good for first time owners?

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  1. Are Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers good for first time owners?
  2. Can a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever be left alone?
  3. Are Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers high maintenance?
  4. Can a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever live in an apartment?
  5. Do Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever shed a lot?
  6. Why should I get a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?
  7. Do tollers smell?
  8. How many hours of exercise do tollers need?
  9. How do I get a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?
  10. How do you care for a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?

Are Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers good for first time owners?

Good For First Time Owners: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.

Can a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever be left alone?

Alone Time A Duck Tolling Retriever can often be left home alone for six to eight hours if provided with a long walk before you leave and after you return. Crate training can help prevent destructive behaviors, but barking may be a concern.

Are Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers high maintenance?

They are high maintenance. The Toller is an energetic dog, and needs plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation. ... If you don't have time to give this breed at least an hour of exercise a day, every day, with plenty of swimming and fetching, look elsewhere.

Can a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever live in an apartment?

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. This breed does well in cold climates.

Do Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever shed a lot?

The Toller is a wash-and-go dog. His medium-length water-repellent double coat requires only weekly brushing to remove loose hair and prevent mats or tangles. Brush him daily during spring and fall, when he sheds heavily. As with most dogs, there is a certain amount of shedding year-round.

Why should I get a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?

They are natural hunters. Tollers were bred to hunt and most are born with a good nose and the instinct to find and retrieve birds. Some Tollers also have the instinct to toll naturally – dance on the shore like a fox and lure in waterfowl. Once trained, the Toller can be a great asset to your hunting party.

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.

How many hours of exercise do tollers need?

A Duck Toller needs at least one hour of good exercise per day apart from the shorter walks to do a pee and a poo. If you can't exercise your Toller at least one hour on a daily basis than they need to be taken for a longer hike, run, swim, or training at least 3 of 4 times per week so their energy can be released.

How do I get a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?

You can buy a Toller from a show breeder, who breeds Tollers to match a detailed standard of appearance for the dog show ring. Or you can buy a Toller from a performance breeder, who emphasizes hunting ability, or participating in performance sports like dog agility, hunt tests, tracking, flyball, dock diving, etc.

How do you care for a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever?

Routine Care, Diet, and Exercise

  1. Brush her coat as needed, at least weekly.
  2. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers generally have good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
  3. She loves the water, and swimming is a great form of exercise for your Toller.