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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.


Great Britain
Male height: 
23 - 27 inches
Male weight: 
60 - 95 pounds
Short curls, including the ears and tail but excluding the head.
Solid black or solid liver. A few white hairs are allowed on chest. Eyes are dark. Nose is black or brown.
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