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Curly-Coated Retriever

Origin: Great Britain

AKC Group: Sporting

Height: 23 - 27 inches (Male)

Weight: 60 - 95 pounds (Male)

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Curly-Coated Retrievers are quiet, gentle dogs that need a lot of exercise, including swimming, if possible. They're intelligent, independent, and suspicious of strangers, but they get along well with children and other pets.

The Curly-Coated Retriever is a sporting dog. Sporting dogs are active and alert and require daily exercise. Because they have superior instincts in the water and woods, sporting dogs are often used for hunting. If exercised and properly trained, most sporting dogs make excellent pets. However, some of these dogs like to bark and whine a lot, so they're not suited for apartment life.

 

Origin: 
Great Britain
Male height: 
23 - 27 inches
Male weight: 
60 - 95 pounds
Coat: 
Short curls, including the ears and tail but excluding the head.
Colors: 
Solid black or solid liver. A few white hairs are allowed on chest. Eyes are dark. Nose is black or brown.
Disclaimer: 
Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader's discretion.