The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the oldest Retrieving breeds. Developed in England, this breed was a favorite of English huntsmen who admired their gentle retrieving capabilities. Curly Coated Retriever's are extremely popular in New Zealand and Australia. However, they are quite uncommon in the United States and are difficult to acquire.
A breed of courage, perseverance, and grace, the Curly Coated Retriever has an indomitable field ability. They are sturdy, muscular, well-built, and balanced. The Curly Coated Retriever breed is a self-confident and elegant show, hunting, and companion dog.
Does your Curly Coated Retriever bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Curly Coated Retriever is loyal, affectionate, and sensitive. This breed does well with children, other dogs, and pets. They are aloof and reserved with strangers, but will only show aggression if they sense threatening danger. Curly Coated Retriever's are an extremely well-mannered breed, proud, and friendly.
The Curly Coated Retriever breed requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing will suffice. The Curly Coated Retriever should only be bathed when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. It is important that there be no damage to the coat. Regular checking of the ears for debris or infection is recommended. This breed is prone to eye problems, epilepsy, and hip dysplasia.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
The coat of the Curly Coated Retriever is unique and distinctive. The coat on the body is a mass of thick tight, small curls that lay close to the skin. The coat on the feet, face, and forehead is smooth, short, and straight. The coat is water and weather resistant. The Curly Coated Retriever breed is an average shedder.
The Curly Coated Retriever breed is sensitive, independent, and has a tendency to be stubborn. Early socialization and obedience training is crucial. It is important that training sessions be short and varied as they become bored quite easily. Curly Coated Retriever's do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Curly Coated Retriever puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Curly Coated Retriever's are not recommended for apartment living. They thrive on outdoor activity but must be indoor companions. They do best in a rural setting. The Curly Coated Retriever needs an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They enjoy and excel at swimming, tracking, retrieving, agility, as watchdogs, and competitive obedience. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 80-100; Female: 70-90 lbs
Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
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