Dog Breed Profiles

Curly Coated Retriever

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, field sports dog and family pet. 
Life Expectancy
8 - 10 Years 
Color
Black or liver 
Coat
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. 
Temperament
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. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The Curly Coated Retriever has a good bark and makes an excellent watch-dog.

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