A breed health survey has been launched by the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK, with the support of The Kennel Club.
The survey aims to give a better picture of the health of the breed in the UK and can be completed by anyone who owns a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, whether registered with The Kennel Club or not.
Owners will be asked to submit reports on both their healthy dogs and those with diagnosed health conditions, and will provide meaningful data that can be used, if required, by researchers focusing on canine health issues.
The Kennel Club health and breeder services manager Bill Lambert said: “We are very happy to be supporting the new breed health survey for Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers.
“As with any breed, it is extremely helpful to be able to assess its general state of health and identify areas of particular strength and weakness to help safeguard the future of the breed.
“We would recommend anyone with a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever takes a moment to help protect the breed they love by filling out the survey.”
After the survey period has ended, the results will be published on the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK website and in the club’s magazine Nova News.
The survey is available for download on the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of UK website (www.toller-club.co.uk) and is running until the end of 2014.