Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada

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Sept. 26, 2015

New Rescue
Co-ordinator needed for the Manitoba, Ontario & Quebec region. Please contact Karen at
if you are interested.

October 2014:

Get your copy of the revised "Toller book"

August 2014:

Blood Samples are still needed to research cure for Liver Shunt disease!

Follow this link to read the request.

Attn: Club Members

Executive Meeting minutes and other Club notices are now available on-line in the Members-Only Section.


Fair Dinkum Toller Award

Read all about this unique award available only at NSDTR Club of Canada Specialty Shows



The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada is the official voice of Tollers in Canada. Established in 1974, the club was formed to promote and educate about the breed and we celebrated 60 years of recognition with the Canadian Kennel Club in 2005.

The Toller was recognized as a pure breed by the Canadian Kennel Club in 1945. The breed also enjoys the status of being the official dog of Nova Scotia, the province of its origin. The Toller is the first breed of dog to be recognized this way in Canada.



The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Toller) is one of five recognized Canadian breeds of purebred dogs. The others are Newfoundland, Labrador Retriever, Canadian Eskimo Dog and the now extinct Tahltan Bear Dog.


So you think you want a Toller?
There's a lot to learn about any breed of dog before making the committment to own one. We have compiled some valuable information to help potential puppy owners decide if a Toller is the right dog for your lifestyle.

Download this Club and Breed Information Brochure (PDF) for an overview of the club and the breed, or

see our About Tollers/Buying a Toller Puppy pages.

RESCUE - We have various photos of Tollers with different markings and colours to help identify dogs that have found themselves in unfortunate situations. We also have Rescue coordinators across the country to help with this important task.

  • stay up-to-date on breed health news and support breed-specific health research;
  • have access to special events such as biennial and regional specialties and regional boosters;
  • and have access to programs such as rescue, the junior scholarship program and special awards.

Only members can contribute photos and brags to the club newsletter "Toller Talk,” which is now available on-line and in print.     Join today! Membership page

2017 National Specialty - to be held in Ontario

Details Coming Soon!


January 16, 2016