Dog of the Day: Rumor the Border Collie/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

You don’t see many toller mixes around, and it’s no wonder: if there were more of them they’d totally take over the place. So cute!

Rumor looooves people. However, Rumor does not love cameras. In fact, she was totally lovable (begging for belly rubs) before I took mine out, and a little hostile after. That’s a first… sometimes the owner doesn’t like cameras, but I’ve never run into a dog that didn’t. But apparently it’s not that rare for rescue dogs to be afraid of ‘men with something in their hands’, so maybe that was it.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Border Collie Mix

Adorable smile.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Border Collie Mix

It almost looks like one of her ears is going to creep up on top of her head.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Border Collie Mix

She even has the toller's little white blaze in the middle of the forehead, although it's a bit hard to see.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Border Collie Mix

Rumor is 4.5 years old. Can you believe it? She totally looks like a puppy.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever/Border Collie Mix

My brother used to look just like that when he stuck his tongue out at me.

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14 Responses to Dog of the Day: Rumor the Border Collie/Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

  1. Zim says:

    What happened to this dog? Mine looks just like it, but she was adopted.

  2. Sky murphy says:

    I just rescued a Nova scotia duck tolling retriever mix of the streets. She looks almost identical to her. She had been hit by a car and has lost her ability to use her hind legs. She is going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. But she is the best dog I could ever have wanted.

  3. Cris says:

    Rumor!!! She’s one of Emma’s BFF (best fur-friend) and she and her human companion visit us often. Rumor is also Spirit’s love interest – he just loves to annoy the heck out her, especially when walking down the beach. Sometimes when she thinks no one is watching she sneaks him a kiss (I think she love Spirit too). Rumor also looks like my elderly dog, Blondie (who passed away in 2012), so when Rumor comes to my house, the joke ism when Rumor is doing things around the house or is being extra affectionate, she is channeling Blondie spirit. RUMOR!!!

    • Adam Lang says:

      Awesome. She’s adorable. I’ve seen her once since I took these pictures and she was extra nice to me, probably because I didn’t take out my camera.

  4. Shannon says:

    I saw a dog like this in the streets of Germany but didnt manage to ask the owner what kind of dog it was. (partly because my german is not so good) Ive been looking for the mix ever since. How do I get this dog?! Doesnt seem like there are many breeders or places to get them.

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