An AKC and CKC registered breed of Sporting Dog, “Duck Tollers”, or “Tollers”, are the smallest of the retriever breeds.
Tollers love the water and are happiest when they have work to do.
One of the things they love to do most is “Toll”.
Tolling is a technique used to lure swimming waterfowl within range of the hunter. We have found that many waterfowl can be tolled successfully in our own back yard.
Not only Ducks, but Canada Geese, Swans, and even Loons can be lured in for a closer look.
Both the dogs and their owners enjoy this activity even when not hunting.
For more complete information on the breed check out the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club –USA web site: http://www.nsdtrc-usa.org/toller_info.htm
Tolling in Swans
Click here for a webshots slideshow of Swan Tolling spring of 2009, entitled “Does tolling really work?” .