Nova Scotia Duck

General Facts :

Similar with a small Golden Retriever, the Nova Scotia Duck is a well-muscled dog that is medium/heavy boned. The dog has a deep chest that is well insulated for swims in cold water. The dense coat comes in various types of red & orange. This breed usually has small-sized white markings on its feet, tail tip and chest. Regarding the dog’s ears, they are set high, triangular-shaped and are well back from the skull. Speaking of the skull, the head is wedge-shaped and clean-cut.

The Nova Scotia Duck has sturdy and solid legs, capable of running for hours without getting tired. This dog is very devoted to the family, a sensitive breed that is excellent as a companion dog. This breed is known to be very intelligent that is why training the dogs is rather easy; they are also good with children. Their swimming abilities are quite impressive, few dogs can face them. A very working breed that will do everything in its power to please its master that’s why the Nova Scotia Duck is excellent for duck hunting.

Origin :

This breed originates from Canada and was created by mixing the retrievers with working spaniels. They were created for luring ducks just like foxes do it by Canadian hunters who studied how the fox chases the duck. This breed was first known as the Little River Duck Dog or Yarmouth Toller but when the CKC began registering them at the end of the 1950s they got their present name.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 17 and 21 inches ( approximately 43 to 53 centimeters )

Weight : Between 37 an 51 pounds ( approximately 17 to 23 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Nova Scotia Duck is very good around other pets including other dogs; besides pets, they also get along very well with children to whom they get attached fast. The breed has some health issues like thyroid, autoimmune problems and also progressive retinal atrophy. They will do just fine living in an apartment as long as they are exercised enough.

The dog loves playing around, especially with a ball or a stick, it’s a very jovial and playful breed that is nice to have around as it will light up your day. The dog’s double coat should be combed and brushed with a firm bristle brush; shampooing the coat should be done on a regular basis. Their life expectancy is around 13 years.

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