The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 3rd Ed 2014: Alison Strang & Gail Macmillan
- Publisher: Alpine 3rd edition 2014 - New Softcover
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781577791577
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Canada to "toll" or draw ducks in toward land for the hunters). The breed has since become popular in the United States and throughout the world for their enthusiastic personality, athleticism, retrieving ability and distinctive red color. Alison Strang is a premier breeder who has spent more than 40 years perfecting the breed in her Canadian kennel. Gail MacMillan is a writer who also enjoys owning a Toller and has spent a great deal of time researching the breed's interesting history. Together they have compiled a comprehensive book that is truly the "bible" for the breed. The authors love of the Toller is evident on every page, and like them, you ll come away convinced that this is a truly unique and wonderful dog!
You'll read about the rich history of the breed, it's personality, care, and training. The field training chapter is written by a successful sporting dog trainer who handled many Tollers to their hunting titles. The in-depth analysis of the breed standard will help readers understand how their dog s structure aids them in their job of hunting and also makes them great agility or versatility dogs. The section on breeding explains how to work with the Toller s small gene pool, genetic problems in Tollers, and breeding for versatility. Heavily illustrated in black and white with a color section.