again, gorgeous dog. He is only 40-45lbs? He looks bigger..pictures can be deceiving I know, but doesn't he look to be close to 100 lbs?
It's like a small Golden retriever. There was a Golden Retriever there that was very barky, obnoxious and gave Buddy a bad time when we first got there. The Duck Toller dog was quiet and just wanted to chase after the ball.
Dan, I just googled for fun and found a breeder in Alabama that has this "is a Toller for you?" thingy on her website..and what's funny is that alot of the things she has on there sounds just like a Basenji..they scream, they have brains on their own, they do not listen to no, unless you motivate them, they have a huge prey drive, watch your cat and on and on..funny. I might need to get my hubby oine of these fellas. He "wants" a hunting dog, but I don't want a lab..no way. I am looking into Podengo as well, they are cool, too, but this one struck my fancy..
I am not found of Golden Retriever. At home growing up we had English Setter, Irish Setter and English Springer Spaniel had all three at same time. They were grand-dad's hunting dogs they all were loves good dogs. The Irish was my least favorite the other two it was a tie. The only bad thing would be if the English Springer Spaniel got out or loose he would come to school and you here Rita's dog is here. He would find my class come in and sit down by me.
Love the pic of the big Dog, he's lovely, never seen or heard of that breed.
Rita Jean you have reminded me of a childhood memory. I grew up with a Samoyd, Ruskie. He used to escape from our back yard and come to pick me up at school. Sometimes the teacher would bring him in if it was near to home time and he would wait whilst we said prayers. I was a very shy child and was mortified by him
I know i've spelt Samoyd wrong but you get the idea
Tollers are really neat dogs, and not just scaled-down Goldens. But they do seem to be accelerating in popularity and I have heard about Tollers with less than stellar temperaments, so, as in the case of all breeds, if you're thinking about getting one, do your homework and make sure you meet several of the breeder's dogs before you decide.
(An aside: I was doing a CU class and, since it was a smaller class, our last night we decided to take a "Field trip" and go to Big R, a local feed/farm store where dogs are allowed inside. I had a couple of cancellations that night, so our group consisted of my basenji, a toller and a hairless Chinese crested. It was strange to go out and have the most popular/well-known breed <gg>I'm usually the one with the oddball breed.)</gg>