Created to retrieve game from land or water, the Curly-Coated Retriever dog breed was popular with English gamekeepers, hunters, and poachers alike. Today he competes in such dog sports as field trials, agility, obedience, and flyball and has been successful as a therapy dog, drug detection dog, and search and rescue dog. When he’s not out working or competing, he’s happy to lie beside his favorite person, enjoying a nice back scratch. See all Curly-Coated Retriever characteristics below! Curly-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Curly-Coated Retriever
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Curly-Coated Retriever Sporting Dogs 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches 65 to 100 pounds 9 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored low and is not suitable in General Health. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Curly-Coated Retriever is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Curly-Coated Retriever has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

65 to 100 pounds

Life Span

9 to 12 years

Highlights

The Curly-Coated Retriever has the most unusual coat of all of the retriever breeds. The coat requires only moderate grooming, and the breed sheds only twice a year.Curly-Coated Retrievers generally have an oily coat, which is more likely to cause reactions in people with allergies.Curly-Coated Retrievers are more reserved around strangers than other retriever breeds and needs to be properly socialized to avoid any timidity.Curly-Coated Retrievers are sporting dogs and have the energy that other sporting and working dogs have. If they are not given adequate exercise, at least 30 to 60 minutes per day, they can become quite destructive in their boredom.Curly-Coated Retrievers tend to be mouthy and will nip and chew everything in reach, including toys, clothes, and hands.The Curly-Coated Retriever is intelligent and enjoys working, but he needs a strong, confident owner who will keep him from taking charge. He also needs variety in training and activities because he tends to get bored doing the same old thing again and again.Curly-Coated Retrievers are more difficult to find than other breeds, but it is still important to look for the best possible breeder, even if long waiting lists await you.Curly-Coated Retrievers take longer to mature than other breeds, so be prepared for your dog to act puppylike for at least three years.In general, Curly-Coated Retrievers do well with children but small children should never be left unsupervised with any dog regardless of breed.Curly-Coated Retrievers are not meant for apartments and do better in homes with a large yard where they can expend their energy. They are quieter in homes when their energy levels are met.Although they enjoy the great outdoors, Curly-Coated Retrievers are not dogs who can be kenneled outside. They enjoy being with their family and can become very destructive when left away from them.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.