To amaze and interest your friends and just to know a bit more about this fascinating breed of dog, consider the following points about the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever:
Did you know that of all the retrievers, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest?
Did you know that the Lakota Sioux Indians in South Dakota believe lying with a dog when they got sick would make them better? They believe that the sickness would transfer onto the dog from the tribal member. The elders on some reservations still practice this today.
Did you know that the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever is one of the strangest of all gundogs? The "tolling" in their name refers to a technique the dogs use to lure waterfowl and ducks offshore within gunshot range for the hunters. In this old hunting style of tolling, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever plays, hides, and retrieves balls or sticks along the shoreline, making the waterfowl offshore very curious so they move within gunshot range. The hunter calls his dog back, shoots the waterfowl, and sends the Toller, which is a tenacious and natural retriever both in the water and on land, to retrieve.
Did you know that there are many superstitions when it comes to dogs? Some of these dog superstitions include:
On a silent night, it is bad luck for dogs to howl because it is a sign someone will die before daylight.
Unlike people, dogs have the power to see deities, spirits, ghosts, or fairies and sense supernatural events.
You will see a ghost sitting between a dog's ears if, for no apparent reason, the dog starts staring intently at something no one sees.
When your dog eats grass in means it will rain.
Did you know that the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a true Canadian bred dog? It was originally known in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia as the Yarmouth Toller or Little River Duck Dog.
Did you know that, just like humans, all cats and dogs including Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers, are either right or left-handed? Studies show that dogs and cats definitely favor one paw.
Did you know that a dog's normal temperature is between one hundred point two and one hundred and two point eight degrees Fahrenheit?
Did you know that in 1945, the Canadian Kennel Club named the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever as an official breed? Fifteen duck tolling dogs were registered at that time.
Did you know that in 1995, an Act of the House of Assembly in Nova Scotia declared the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever their Provincial Dog?
Did you know that all dogs, including the Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever have three eyelids? There is an eyelid, called a haw, between a dog's lower and upper lids that protects the dog's eyes from dust, dirt, and other debris.