Curly Coated Retriever
- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, field sports dog and family pet.
- Life Expectancy
- 8 - 10 Years
- Black or liver
- A mass of crisp, small curls all over, except on face.
- Exercise Needs
- Exercise consist of a long daily walk, outdoor activity such as fetching sticks and swimming.
- The Retriever is responsive, friendly, affectionate, proud. It shows activity, endurance and intelligence.
- Good with Children
- Good with children, provided they do not pester him. Usually gets along well with other animals.
- Grooming Needs
- Minimal coat care is required. Periodic brushing is all that is needed.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 25 - 27
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 25 - 27
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 70 - 80
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 70 - 80
- Health Issues
- Cancer, hip dysplasia, skin disorders.v
- Living Conditions
- A home with a fenced yard is essential.
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a strong smart upstanding dog. He has an excellent nose and a good memory. A superb swimmer with great stamina he knows how to carry dead or wounded animals gently in his mouth. He has also been known to work over difficult terrain. A crossed between the Newfoundland, the English Water Spaniel, the Irish Water Spaniel, and the Poodle. He was very popular during the nineteenth century but has lost a lot of support today. He is most often now found in Australian and New Zealand.
The Curly Coated Retriever has a good bark and makes an excellent watch-dog.
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