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NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER

  Canadian Kennel Club Breed Standard
   
 

Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) -TOLLER (NOVOŠKOTSKI PRINAŠALEC)

as published in Canadian Kennel Club Official Section, December 1997

 

Origin and Purpose


The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was developed in Nova Scotia in the early 19th century to toll (or lure) and retrieve waterfowl. The tolling dog runs, jumps, and plays along the shoreline in full view of a flock of ducks,occasionally disappearing from sight and then quickly reappearing, aided by the hidden hunter, who throws small sticks or a ball for the dog. The dog’s playful actions lure the curious ducks within gunshot range. The dog is then sent to retrieve the downed bird.

General Appearance


The Toller is a medium-sized, powerful, compact, balanced, well-muscled dog; medium to heavy in bone, with a high degree of agility, alertness, and determination. Many Tollers have a slightly sad expression until they go to work, when their aspect changes to intense concentration and excitement. At work, the dog has a speeding, rushing action, with the head carried out almost level with the back and heavily-feathered tail in constant motion.

Temperament


The Toller is highly intelligent, easy to train, and has great endurance. A strong and able swimmer, he is a natural and tenacious retriever on land and from water, setting himself for springy action the moment the slightest indication is given that retrieving is required. His strong retrieving desire and playfulness are qualities essential to his tolling ability.

Loving and playful to his family, he can be reserved with strangers without being aggressive or overly shy. Aggression is not to be tolerated.

Size


Ideal height for males over 18 months is 48-51 cm: females over 18 months 45-48 cm.3 cm over or under ideal height is allowed. Weight should be in proportion to the height and bone of the dog guidelines: 20-23 kg for adult males: bitches 17-20 kg.

(http://www.toller.ca)

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NOVOŠKOTSKI PRINAŠALEC

Novoškotski prinašalec je najmanjši od vseh šestih pasem prinašalcev. Včasih so ga imenovali mali rečni racar (Little River Duck Dog). Sedaj ga nekateri imenujejo novoškotski prinašalec ali kar »Toler«.

Ko ljudje prvič vidijo tega ljubkega psa po navadi vprašajo: »Oh, kakšen mešanec pa je to?« Toda kadar vidijo dva ali več tolerjev skupaj, tega vprašanja ne postavijo. »Kako ljubke pse imate, katera pasma pa je to?« Naslednje vprašanje se zrcali na njihovih obrazih, ko jim poveš daljšo različico imena: »Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever«.

Tolerji so srednjeveliki rdečkasti psi z ali brez belih oznak. Ta zelo živahen, občutljiv in čuječ delovni pes potrebuje resno in aktivno delo, da bi se lahko razvil v srečnega in zdravega psa. V nasprotnem primeru je lahko nemiren ali hiperaktiven. Če imate tolerja, je nujno primerno in dobro zasnovano šolanje, krajše pri mladem psu, kasneje, pri starejših, pa daljše s širitvijo nabora nalog. Nikoli ne pozabite na izvor te pasme. Toler je moral delati v težkem okolju, v vodi in na kopnem je moral neutrudno privabljati in prinašati divjad.

Tolerje še posebej odlikujejo lep kožuh, barva in splošen vtis, saj so hitri, igrivi in zelo privrženi svoji družini, včasih nekoliko zadržani do tujcev ter vedno pripravljeni na delo, če poznaš kodo njihovega delovanja. To niso psi za začetnike, saj odprto pokažejo svoje frustracije in stres, česar tisti, ki ne vedo veliko o psih, ne razumejo. Enolične naloge in mnogo ponovitev jih dolgočasijo, v tem primeru boste kmalu izkusili njihov taktičen odziv: »Vem kaj hočeš, toda to sem zate že naredil in res ne vem, zakaj bi moral še enkrat.«

Ljudje, ki si želijo običajnega družinskega psa, ker mu ne morejo nuditi izdatnega treninga, naj ne kupijo tolerja.

(http://www.klub-retrieverjev.si)

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