Curly-Coated Retriever

Dog Description

The Curly-Coated Retriever is a strong smart upstanding dog, showing activity, endurance and intelligence. His body is covered with a tightly curled coat which does not need trimming. He has an excellent nose and a good memory. An 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.

Dog Size:
20
Female Height:
23 - 25 inches
Female Weight
65 - 85 lbs
Male Height:
25 - 27 inches
Male Weight
80 - 100 lbs
Colours:
Black & liver
Dog Coat Type:
Water-resistant with small tight curls
Temperament:
Loyal, eager to please & easy to get along with
With Children:
Affectionate, loving and excellent with children
With Pets:
Friendly with other dogs
Special Skills:
Watchdog:
High
Guarddog:
High
Care Info:
Training Info:
Intelligent
Activity:
High
Learning Rate:
High
Living Environment Info:
This breed is suited to living in a house with a garden. They like to be part of family life are calm when indoors. Curly haired retrievers like to be outdoors but shouldn't be left out on their own all day.
Health Issues Info:
Hip dysplasia, epilepsy and eye problems
Life Span:
8 - 12 years
Litter Size:
7 - 8 puppies
Origin:
England
History Info:
One of the oldest retriever breeds, they can be traced back to the late eighteenth century. Descended from the English Water Spaniel, the retrieving setter, Poodle and St John's Newfoundland.
Role:
gundog

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