Curly Coated Retriever

X-Large Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The oldest of the retriever breeds, with some Water Spaniel and Poodle in the background, this duck-retrieving gundog is a real water baby – whatever the temperature.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

An active home that doesn't mind a wet dog. If there's water nearby, this dog will find it.

Not the best for ...

Someone who wants the 'friends with everyone' kind of retriever temperament. The Curly Coat is a little more discerning.

Aliases

Curly, Curly Coat, CCR

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

X-Large
So big people will take photos

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Short and curly
Natural good looks, won't keep growing like a hedge.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

No

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