Backyard requirements: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever needs to keep active to avoid bad behaviours such as digging. A large backyard with lots of open space will provide the breed with room to grow and run. The breed’s shedding coat and medium size make it a messy dog to keep indoors.
Grooming: The waterproof coat and dense undercoat of the Nova Scotia needs to be brushed regularly, especially during times of moulting. Trimming around the ears and feet may also be required occasionally.