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The One Canadian Dog Breed Everyone Needs To Know About Immediately

Pup goals.

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1. Let's take a minute to appreciate the beauty that is the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.

2. Being the smallest of all the retriever breeds, Tollers are hard-working, intelligent, and have a happy nature about them. Just look at that little smirk!

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3. Their name hints to their incredible swimming ​and hunting skills​. They absolutely love splashing in the waves and playing fetch.

Instagram: @maia_the_toller

4. They can also be described as harmless goofballs.

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5. When they can't be in the water, they love to be on the water. Just look at this pair hanging out on a boat!

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6. They love nothing more than to spend the weekend with their humans tackling new hiking trails. And they don't mind doing some of the heavy lifting.

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7. Tollers are known for their stunning reddish-orange coat and their white markings.

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8. And don't you dare forget about their fluffy white socks.

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9. Just look at this duo who have matching ones!

Instagram: @thetolling2_andcrew

10. Let's take a quick intermission because PUPPIES.

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11. And you know what? The adult tollers are pretty dang adorable, too!

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Rescuing an adult Toller is just as awesome as adopting a puppy!

12. They get along splendidly with other dogs.

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13. And don't mind curling up with some ~other~ furry friends.

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14. Accepting one of these guys into your family is guaranteed to add some excitement and playfulness to your life. But just like any dog, they can be a lot of work.

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15. But somehow at the end of the day, it's always worth it.

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16. So consider welcoming one of them into your life.