Club History

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) is the only national breed club for Tollers, and is the Parent Breed Club recognized by the American Kennel Club. 

August 1984 - Club founded.

June 2001 - The Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club approved the admission of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever into the Miscellaneous Class. 

September 2001 - Tollers became eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, Obedience, Tracking, Agility and Junior Showmanship at AKC events held on and after.

June 2002 - Tollers became eligible to compete in Hunt Tests.

July 2003 - The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was accepted into the Sporting Group. 

May 2003 - Registration was turned over from FSS to the AKC. 

August 11, 2003 - NSDTRC (USA) became AKC licensed to hold point shows and Obedience trials. 

March 2004 - NSDTRC (USA) became licensed to host Agility Trials.

July 2004 - NSDTRC (USA) became licensed to host AKC Hunt Tests. 

September 2005 - NSDTRC (USA) was granted AKC Member status.

November 2010 - The AKC Board of Directors approved allowing Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) field titles, Working Certificate, Working Certificate Intermediate, and Working Certificate Excellent, to be added to an individual Toller's AKC record and pedigree. The NSDTRC (USA) is only the third breed club to be granted recognition of its Club performance titles.


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