Like any breed, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers face health
issues. However, this club has a long history of trying to meet
these issues head-on and working to eliminate the most severe
October 2015: Health Information Articles
Jamie Klein, Chair of the Toller Health Committee, has developed a report with a series of links to provide information on a variety of tests and health issues that may affect our breed.
Please go to this Health Information page to read the many articles Jamie has published here for your information.
*April 24/14: Requesting Blood Samples for Liver Shunt Research
Following is a request from a member of the NSDTRC-USA:
Unfortunately, liver shunts have been present too often in my line as well as with other Tollers. I have been in contact with Bannasch Laboratory to see what we can do to help genetically identify this disease. We need blood work from affected Tollers, parents of Tollers with shunts, and non-affected siblings. I would appreciate everyone’s help on this. If you have a Toller that fits one of the categories above, please contact me personally and I will speak with you about what is needed. Your help can really make the difference in working to conquer this illness!
NSDTRC-USA National Rescue Coordinator