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.