Quickly grabbing a moment at work to reply. WE LOVE CANADIANS !!!!!!
Nose: The nose is fairly broad with the nostrils well open, tapering at the tip. The color should blend with that of the coat, or be black. Fault: bright pink nose. (from American Kennel Club standard for NSDTR)
They usually call it a "liver" colored nose.
Peggy had researched this breed of dog for quite awhile as she wanted something "just a little different" than a Golden Retreiver. We have been told that we never refer to a NSDTR as a "miniature golden". We aquired Piper from a breeder in Alabama http://www.keepsaketollers.net and in August, 2005 we drove down from Illinois to get her. Fun trip to say the least.....Piper was not too happy to be seperated from her siblings.
Piper has developed into a loving and faithful dog. She is my buddy most of the time. Funny thing though.....she is a retreiver and she is supposed to like water....right ? Think again. She hates to get her feet wet !!!!!!!! Rosie on the other hand will see water, a puddle even, and she is there.
Back to work.........