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Curly-Coated Retriever

An excellent hunting companion, the Curly-Coated Retriever has a gentle temperament that makes him an ideal family dog. Loving with children and eager to please, this breed is a protective watchdog. The robust, athletic Curly enjoys swimming and needs vigorous daily exercise to keep him from becoming bored and destructive. His short coat requires minimal care and occasional baths.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living with adequate exercise
Did you know?
The Curly-Coated Retriever descended from the 16th century English Water Spaniel, Retrieving Setter and the Irish Water Spaniel. The Curly became popular in New Zealand and Australia after the breed was imported there from England in 1889. The Curly-Coated Retriever was introduced in the U.S. in 1907.
Curly-Coated Retriever
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 63 to 68 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 58 to 63 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 30 kilograms
  • Coat Curly
  • Energy High
  • Colour Black or liver
  • Activities Hunting, Field Trials, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both