Today’s Toller is a medium-sized, powerful, compact,
balanced, well-muscled dog, with a high degree of agility,
alertness and determination. This breed is still of a size
which makes for an ideal pet for the active family as well
as an agile and eager hunting companion. The Toller is highly
intelligent, easy to train, has great endurance, and is a
strong and able swimmer. He is a natural and persistent retriever
on land and in water.
According to the Canadian Kennel Club breed standard, the
ideal height for males is 19 to 20 inches and 45-51 pounds,
with females being 1-2 inches and 8-10 pounds smaller. Varying
shades of bright coppery red are preferred, usually with white
markings on the chest, feet and tail tip, and often with a
white blaze or snip on the head. The medium length, double
coat is dense, water repellent and thick enough to keep out
the intense cold of the waters around the Tollers’ original
Nova Scotia Home.
The Toller is truly a versatile dog. Tollers have received
many varied titles including obedience, field trial and tracking.
Tollers are calm when going to hospital for pet therapy and
very animated in flyball and agility. Click
here for the official CKC Toller standard.