Curly coated Retriever Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Large
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:A long walk and a good sprint daily
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Good watchdog, not a guard dog
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 80-100; Female: 70-90 lbs
  • Height:Male: 25-27, Female: 23-25 inches
  • Coat Colour:Black or Liver

Curly coated Retriever Coat

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.

Curly coated Retriever Character

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.

Curly coated Retriever Temperament

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.

Curly coated Retriever Care

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.

Curly coated Retriever Activity

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.

Curly coated Retriever Health and Life Expectancy

The lifespan of the Curly coated Retriever is around 12 years, and there is a number of health problems associated with the breed. This includes bloat, seizures, baldness, autoimmune problems, and thyroid problems. The parents of the Curly coated Retriever puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.