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.
2017 Membership Renewal Time!
With your commitment and membership in this national organization you help to maintain and support the growth and integrity of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Membership makes you part of a larger National community, where you will:
- 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