Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Breed Maintenance
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a water repellent coat that is a double coat and therefore, he will experience seasonal shedding. Most of the time, the Toller is a wash-and-go dog that generally only requires weekly grooming. He should be brushed with a pin brush and a comb. Pay close attention to his feathering and comb through thoroughly to remove any tangles. A dematter may be necessary if he is not regularly brushed. During the spring and fall, he will shed somewhat heavily and that will require daily brushing to keep him from matting or hair gathering all over the house. The Toller will need to be bathed usually after he has been in the field or water working and then when he is shedding to remove the loose hair. A mild shampoo should be used to ensure that he does not experience skin irritation. His nails should be trimmed regularly and his ears will need to be cleaned weekly.