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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers ry
The Finnish breed club for Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Novascotiannoutajat ry, was founded in 1990 and it is a member club of Finland's Retriever Association and the Finnish Kennel Club. At the end of 2004, the club had close to 1,000 members.
The purpose of the club is to promote the breeding, training and use of typical and healthy Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers as both show and working dogs in Finland. The club organises, among other things, club evenings, courses, walks, trials, and training in different parts of Finland. In the summer of 1997 the club's first summer camp was organised. The camp program has included training and getting to know different activities, and all other kinds of fun entertainment. More than one hundred people and nearly one hundred Tollers took part in the first summer camp, and since then the number of participants has grown year by year.
Each year the club also organises an event called Toller Show, a specialty show for Tollers. Since 2004 it has had the official status of the breed specialty show.
The club has two annual meetings (in March and in November) for its members. In the spring meeting, which is also the annual general meeting of the club, the official financial and operational reports are presented and the discharge from liability is granted to the accountables. In the autumn meeting the board members and its president are selected.
The board of the club consists of the president, six actual members and two deputy members. Other appointed officials are secretary, member secretary, breeding counsellor, contact person for puppies, treasurer and editor-in-chief of the magazine.
The members can also use services provided by the club's breeder committee. The members of the committee help in all problems related to breeding. A bitch owner can send a breeding inquiry to the breeding counsellor who, together with the other members of the committee, handles it and sends the response. The club also maintains a list of puppies so that people interested in buying a Toller can ask about available puppies and get the contact information for breeders.
The club publishes a magazine called Tolleri (in Finnish) four times a year. The magazine includes results from different activities and stories from various happenings. There are also articles written by members in addition to official reports and news.