Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, from Canada, a lesser known breed of retriever but not for this reason not beautiful or not very nice. Indeed, it is a real shame to be able to find it with difficulty in Italy. This dog belongs to the group of retriever, hunting and water dogs and as its name suggests, it is native to Nova Scotia.
The selection of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever began in the early decades of the nineteenth century, with the intention of having an efficient and agile retriever. Objective achieved: this breed is fast and very alert, at work it shows itself determined, moving quickly, with its head held high and its tail in motion, waving its abundant fringes.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: characteristics
The images speak better than detailed descriptions, we can start giving some numbers on the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: males at the withers measure 48-51cm and weigh 20-23 kg, females a little less but there is no marked difference. The trunk is robust but not too much, the back short and straight, very muscular especially in the lumbar area.
The head of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever it is definitely in harmony with the body, the skull seems a little rounded but not too much and the cheeks are flat, the nose bridge marked and the muzzle has a drawn profile. The color of the nose varies with that of the coat, but it is often black and in any case the nostrils are wide open, the eyes can be amber or brown, well separated, almond-shaped and quite large. What is striking, however, is thereFriendly expression.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever he looks at us with his lively and intelligent air, impossible not to trust and not rely on this dog. Continuing with the morphology of this retriever, has triangular-shaped ears, medium in size and set high: funny with fringed hair, in the back, short instead on the ends which are a little rounded. The tail has abundant fringes and is broad at the base but narrows.
Like almost all retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever also has the undercoat dense and moreover double and waterproof wavy on the back but straight in the other parts of the body. The top coat is long and soft, sometimes curled in the throat but never rough and unpleasant to stroke. As for the colors, we pass passing from red to orange for all the various shades, it can happen that the fringes and the lower part of the tail are lighter and this creates a very particular effect, undoubtedly pleasing to the eye.
On the tail or feet of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever usually a white spot appears, or even on the chest and is tolerated by the standard, it is not considered a defect.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: character
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever he is an intelligent and very active dog, he receives everything, he is attentive to what is happening around him and he feels good in the family. It may appear a bit dejected at times, but in truth it is enough for you to take action to regain your verve. He loves water and is a good swimmer, resists both in water and on land, is obedient.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: breeding
Despite being a rare breed, in Italy there are three farms who look after it, but all in the North. Two are in Emilia Romagna, in the province of Modena, the other is in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy. There are not many specimens at the moment but nothing prevents this breed from starting to be better known. It has a good character and aesthetically makes a good impression.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: price
Consulting the three farms that ENCI indicates as certified for this breed is the easiest way to find out the price of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Retrievers don't usually have very high prices, but this being one rare breed, there may be variations.
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