The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) is the only national breed club for Tollers, and is the Parent Breed Club recognized by the American Kennel Club.
June 2001 – The Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club approved the admission of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever into the Miscellaneous Class.
September 2001 – Tollers became eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, Obedience, Tracking, Agility and Junior Showmanship at AKC events held on and after.
June 2002 – Tollers became eligible to compete in Hunt Tests.
July 2003 – The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was accepted into the Sporting Group.
May 2003 – Registration was turned over from FSS to the AKC.
August 11, 2003 – NSDTRC (USA) became AKC licensed to hold point shows and Obedience trials.
March 2004 – NSDTRC (USA) became licensed to host Agility Trials.
July 2004 – NSDTRC (USA) became licensed to host AKC Hunt Tests.
September 2005 – NSDTRC (USA) was granted AKC Member status.