Highly intelligent, alert and outgoing, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the smallest retriever breed. Developed in the 19th century to lure, toll and retrieve waterfowl, this energetic breed is an ideal companion for active families. He is agile, quick and determined with a desire to work and please. An affectionate and loving companion, the Toller is patient with children. He has a soft, low-maintenance coat.