Taken from the Canadian Breed Standard sent by John Norris
The Toller is a medium-sized, powerful, compact, well balanced, well muscled dog, with medium to heavy bone, yet retaining a high degree of agility, alertness and determination. They have a slightly sad expression until they go to work, then their aspect changes to intense concentration and excitement. At work the dog has a speedy rushing action with the head carried out almost level with the back and the heavily feathered tail in constant motion. They must have a water-repellent double coat of medium length and softness. The undercoat is still softer and very dense. The coat may have a slight wave but is otherwise straight. The feathering on the legs is on moderate length.
Colour is various shaded of red or orange with lighter feathering and underside of the tail, and usually at least one of the following white markings - tip of the tail,feet (not extending beyond the pasterns, chest and blaze. A dog without marking but of high quality is not to be penalised for lack of white. Pigment may be flesh coloured or black.
In Ireland, they have their own rules and these are the same as the F.C.I. - CAC and CACIB can be won here. At the moment GB residents, must register with the Irish Kennel Club to compete.
F.C.I. registered breeds should be able to show there, when quarantine is lifted in 2000.
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|advice||Anne Russel||0044(0)161 8656337||Manchester||yes||no|
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