Curly-Coated Retriever

Now, this is a dog that does it all. Initially bred to retrieve game from diverse terrains the Curly-Coated Retriever was really popular with diverse groups of people, people of different professions. This includes poachers, hunters, gamekeepers and so much more. Discover more about our Curly Coated Retriever puppies for sale below!

This dog shines in speed, agility, perseverance, and intelligence which are all the reasons it competes in dog sports like flyball. This breed has also been used in the force for drug detection, rescue missions, and it also has credit for being a therapy dog. With the Curly-Coated Retriever, there are great expectations. 

History of Breed

The Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of dog originally bred in England who specialized in upland bird and waterfowl hunting. This breed is the tallest of the retrievers and is easily distinguishable by its tight curls which cover its body. The Curly Coated Retriever has a long and proven history of being a solid and loyal family dog.


Personality and Temperament

This breed is a very caring, friendly, and easy to be around dog. They enjoy socializing with other dogs and generally show no signs of aggression. They are loyal to their families and have warm and approachable demeanors. They are smart dogs that train well and do make great family pets much thanks to their loving and outgoing personalities.


Appearance and Grooming

The Curly Coated Retriever does well with routine bathing at least one time every four to five weeks. Despite having very curly coats, they do not require excessive amounts of grooming and are easy to maintain. Daily brushing will keep their coats from matting and is always recommended as it will help them look and feel their best. Remembering to keep their nails trimmed should also be a part of their normal care routine.


Care and Feeding

The Curly Coated Retriever is a moderately active dog and does need ample amounts of energy to feel its best. The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep this breed healthy. Curly Coat Retriever owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.


Breed Size and Life Expectancy

The Curly Coated Retriever stands between twenty-three and twenty-seven inches tall.

This breed weighs between fifty to ninety pounds.

The average life expectancy for this breed is between nine and fourteen years.


Interesting Breed Facts

Fact: Curly Coated Retrievers have been purebred since the early 1900s

Fact: This breed is also known as a “Curly.”

Fact: This breed is a great swimmer and loves to swim with family.


10 Frequently Asked Questions About Curly-Coated Retrievers

How long do Curly-Coated Retrievers live?

The life expectancy of the curly-coated retriever is between the range of 9 and 12. 

What is Curly-Coated Retrievers dog breed group?

This breed is classified under Sporting Dogs.

How much do Curly-Coated Retrievers weigh?

A mature Curly-Coated Retriever is between 60-100 pounds.

How many colors do Curly-Coated Retrievers come in?

Two. They could be black or liver.

How often should Curly-Coated Retrievers feed?

Their vet recommended meals should be split into two meals per day. This is excluding treats.

Are Curly-Coated Retrievers easy to train?

If you’ve got the confidence, then yes.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers shed a lot?

They shed heavily twice a year, but apart from that, not so much.

Are Curly-Coated Retrievers great for families?

The Curly-Coated Retriever is great for families irrespective of the type. They’re also friendly with kids.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers bark a lot?

Not to the point of creating a nuisance.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers drool a lot?

They drool fairly.

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