Name: Curly-Coated Retriever
Other names: Curly, CCR
Country of origin: England
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Sporting dog breeds
Life span: 9 – 14 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Smart, Independent, Lively, Sensitive, Teachable
Height: Females: 58-64 cm; Males: 64-69 cm
Weight: Females: 22.7–31.8 kg; Males: 31.8–40.9 kg
Color: Liver, Black
Price of puppies: $800 to $1,600 USD
The Curly-Coated Retriever is an active, well-muscled dog breed that is bred to hunt highland birds and water birds. The curly-haired retriever’s physique is slightly different from that of regular retrievers. The Thoroughbred Curly Coated Retriever looks a little leggy but is actually longer rather than taller. The retriever’s dense, curly coat repels water, burdock and prevents damage than other dogs with finer coats cannot avoid. This breed of dog is balanced and agile with an air of stamina, power, and grace. They say that this breed has a firm grip, on the contrary, it has a soft grip, and dogs of this breed are careful about the game.
A self-confident, persistent, and proud dog with its activity and intelligence can serve as an excellent family member, as well as a reliable and unyielding hunter. Dogs of this breed are attentive, obedient, and responsive to family and friends, both in the field and at home. An independent and intelligent dog, the Curly-Coated Retriever is sometimes reserved and stubborn, and is often less playful, especially in the presence of strangers, unlike other retriever breeds. This retriever’s independence and demeanor should not be confused with shyness or lack of desire to please its owner. At the exhibition, a properly educated and trained retriever will take the necessary stance, easily allow itself to be examined, and maybe even wag its tail. In the field, this retriever is playful, persistent, and brave.