Thinking about purchasing an Curly-Coated Retriever? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Curly-Coated Retriever breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Curly-Coated Retriever owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Curly-Coated Retriever and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Curly-Coated Retriever Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Curly-Coated Retriever and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Curly-Coated Retriever Profile
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a strong, smart, upstanding dog showing activity, endurance and intelligence. Their body is covered with a tightly curled coat which does not need trimming, supposedly descended from the Poodle. They are medium to large sized dogs, the size of any Labrador retriever, with a muscular body and strong fore and hind limbs. Their entire body except for their face and paws (and lower legs) are covered in tightly curled ringlets, which make it an exceptional water dog as their fur does not need drying after a jump in the lake. They have dark, almond shaped eyes and ringlet-covered drop ears. They have deep chests, long tails and big hearts. Curly-Coated Retrievers have an excellent nose and a good memory. Bred for retrieving quail and waterfowl, they are superb swimmers with great stamina and they know how to carry dead or wounded animals gently in their mouth. Curly-Coated Retrievers have also been known to work over difficult terrain, quite often in the Australian outback or wilds of New Zealand. They are even tempered, immensely alert when at work, and very determined in what they do. They can be playful, energetic, and adaptable to their owner's temperament. Although slightly reserved with strangers, they remain loyal and friendly to friends and family.
Type: Gun Dog
23 - 27 inches.
black or solid liver.
Retrievers are responsive, friendly, affectionate, and proud. They are very
energetic and playful, but are also adaptable and adjust to their owner's mood.
The Curly-Coated Retriever is better at guarding than other retrievers, and
is generally a very good obedience dog. They can be scrappy when in the field
with other dogs, but are very trainable. They are affectionate with family,
reserved with strangers. Curly-Coated Retrievers enjoy children and get along
with other pets.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are on alert and ready to let you know.
Curly-Coated Retriever Care and
Exercise: Minimal coat care is required for Curly-Coated Retrievers.
Their coats do not grow to a shaggy length, are water-resistant, and dry quickly.
Periodic brushing is all that is needed. All the coat needs for cleaning is
to be damped and massaged in a circular motion. Rigorous exercise is needed,
however, and consists of a long daily walk, outdoor activity, such as fetching
sticks, and swimming.
Activity: Indoors - Medium.
Outdoors - High.
Curly-Coated Retriever Health Issues: Cancer, hip and elbow dysplasia, and skin disorders such as Alopecia. Other health concerns include eye problems such as cataracts, entropion and ectropion, as well as bloat. Bloat is a health issue to most dogs, being the second largest killer of dogs other than cancer, but Curly-Coated Retrievers can be particularly susceptible to it because of their deep chests.
Life Span: 8 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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