Books & Links

Need specific Toller reference information? This is the section for you! Try some of the books below or visit the links for more reference information about Tollers.


The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever by Alison Strang and Gail MacMillan

Published by Alpine Books (ISBN: 0931866731)
The first comprehensive book written about Tollers, it is a complete and definitive description of the breed, their past and current history, as well as dozens of beautiful photos of Tollers. This book is a “must-have” for any admirer of the breed.

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever by Alison Strang and Gail MacMillan

Published by Alpine Books (ISBN: 09318661576)
Revised in 2014 to include updated health information, new show and performance results and several pages of full colour photographs, this is a valuable addition to any Toller lover’s library.


A Breed Apart by Gail MacMillan

Published by Nimbus Publishing Ltd. (ISBN: 155109231X)
This book’s focus is on the original breeders and champions of the breed and it also helps to distinguish between legend and fact regarding Toller origins.

Ralph’s First Day of School: A Story That Instructs by Terry Simons

This beautiful book is a must-have for every child’s library. The story is exciting and entertaining and the gorgeous, full-colour illustrations are captivating. But that’s not all! This “train-along-tale” is truly unique. While it stands alone as a storybook, Ralph’s First Day also includes simple training instructions so that the family dog (if you have one) can be taught to act out parts of the story.

The Love of Tollers by Douglas Coldwell

Billed as the story of the “Jeffery-Coldwell Littleriver Dynasty” it promises to be an in-depth history of a founding kennel.



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Positions with the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada are available to members in good standing who are residents of Canada and who have held membership for at least one year.

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.

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