Curly-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Information


Curly-Coated Retriever Quick Facts
Curly-Coated Retriever
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: United Kingdom - England
Nickname: Curly, CCR
Weight: 70-100 lbs
Height: 23-27 inches
Color(s): Black or Liver


Curly-Coated Retriever Appearance

The Curly Coated Retriever is a medium to large dog, with a muscular body and a smart expression. They were developed as a multipurpose hunter retriever and are recognized as one of the oldest of the retrieving breeds. Their body is sturdy, vigorous and elegant. The head is longer than wide and wedge shape. The Curly Coated Retriever had black or brown eyes that are rather large and almond in shape.  Their ears are small and drop. The tails is long.

They have a water resistant coat that is single and had no undercoat. The curls covers every part of the body except for the forehead. The most common colors can be solid black and solid liver (red). The weight of the Curly Coated Retriever is around 65-85 pounds and the height is around 23-27 inches.

Curly-Coated Retriever Temperament

The Curly Coated Retriever is alert, energetic, self confident, affectionate and charming. They are also loyal, willing to please and excellent family companion. The Curly Coated Retriever is good with cats and other dogs. They are excellent with children and sometime aloof and less demonstrative with strangers. Is best suited for active family

Is Curly-Coated Retriever the Right Dog Breed for You?

Curly Coated Retrievers are not recommended for apartment living and will do best with at least a large yard. They are highly active dogs and require more than an hour of hard strenuous exercise every day. The Curly Coated Retriever can be working without getting tired for as long as you keep them occupied. They love to swim and working with people. A daily walk on a leash is not enough exercise to keep him happy. The more mental and physical exercise you give them the calmer they will be indoors. Early socialization and training is very important.

Curly-Coated Retriever Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Curly Coated Retriever is around 9-14 years.

Curly-Coated Retriever Health problems

The Curly Coated Retriever is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are: Epilepsy, Eye problems such as cataracts, corneal dystrophy, distichiasis, entropion, ectropion, or retinal dysplasia, Cardiac Problems, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and cancer.

Curly-Coated Retriever Care and Grooming

The Curly Coated Retriever is relatively easy to groom. Brushing and combing is not recommended as it makes the coat frizzy, although they may need some brushing during shedding season to remove dead hair. Use dry shampoo occasionally and bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Their ears should be check at least ones a week to avoid infections.

Curly-Coated Retriever Shedding

The Curly Coated Retriever is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.