Curly Coated Retriever Information

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Curly-Coated Retrievers are large-sized, athletically built retrievers with a distinctive coat. They are strong, elegant, and have a body that is slightly longer than it is tall. Their back is strong and level and their limbs are sturdy and muscular. Their head is wedge-shaped and features a well-developed muzzle. They have a dark nose that varies in color depending on the dog’s coat. Their teeth meet in a scissors bite and their eyes are dark. They have a small pair of pendant ears and a tail that reaches approximately to the hock. The coat of this breed is thick, tightly curled, and crisp. Excluding the face and front of the legs, every part of the Curly-Coated Retriever’s body is covered with small curls. This breed is either black or liver in color.

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The Curly-Coated Retriever is good-natured, devoted, and constantly aims to please. They are confident, highly intelligent, and proud. They are clever and sometimes mischievous, but they are also very trainable. Owners of this breed should use firm, patient, and gentle obedience training from an early age. They are excellent with children, but because of their size, they could accidentally knock over a small child. This breed should be socialized from an early age to avoid the onset of timid behavior around strangers. The Curly-Coated Retriever is a good watchdog and family companion. They do not fully mature until they are well past the age of two years.

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25 – 27 inches
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65 – 80 pounds
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General Health

Like many other comparatively large dog breeds, the Curly-Coated Retriever is prone to hip dysplasia. Epilepsy and eye problems like cataracts are also of mild concern. This breed typically lives for 8 to 12 years.

Some there are instances of Curly Coated Retrievers living 15 to 17 years.

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Curly-Coated Retrievers are one of the oldest retriever breeds. They were initially utilized for retrieving purposes in the late eighteenth century. The breed was developed in England. Many believe the Curly-Coated Retriever was the result of crosses between the Close-Curled English Water Dog, the St. John’s Newfoundland Dog, and the Old Water Spaniel. Breeds like the Irish Water Spaniel, the Labrador, and the Poodle may also be part of the Curly-Coated Retriever’s ancestry. This breed is an excellent water retriever, and is also a great hunting companion. Although not exceptionally well-known in the United States, they are extremely popular in Australia and New Zealand. The breed was officially recognized by the AKC in 1924.

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The Curly Coated Retrievers distinctive curly coat is surprisingly easy to groom and keep in good condition. Brushing and combing will make the coat frizzy, so brushing should only take place during shedding season. Bathing and/or washing are important, and some minimal trimming may be necessary to get rid of stray hairs. The Curly-Coated Retriever is an average shedder.

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Ideal Environment

Curly Coated Retrievers are not suited for life in a small household or apartment. They are a breed with lots of energy and stamina, and they should have at least a large-sized yard. They are calm and mellow indoors, but they are tireless outdoors. They are not happy to be left alone all day, and they need to feel like they are part of the family. They need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

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