Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Toller named Charlie.

Calling all ducks. P1090143 P1090144 P1090184 P1090148 P1090145
"The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, or Toller for short, is a medium-sized breed of gundog bred primarily for hunting. It is the smallest of the retrievers, and is often mistaken for a small Golden Retriever. Tollers are known to be intelligent, alert, high-energy dogs. Tollers get their name because of their ability to lure waterfowl within gunshot range. The breed originated in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada, where they were used for tolling and retrieving ducks."


  1. Do they have the same temperament as a golden retriever?
    Thanks for the great pics Meade. I love visiting this site. Always makes me smile.

  2. You're welcome, Anonymous. Thank you (and everyone) for visiting my site and for all the good comments.

    Charlie is the first Toller I've met. If he's representative of the breed, I'd say Tollers are more energetic than Goldens. When I first saw him, I thought he was an Aussie Shep... intense gaze, constant motion. Of course, the expressive plume of a tail quickly corrected that first impression of Aussie-ness.


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