Curly Coated Retriever

The tallest of the Retrievers, the Curly Coated Retriever was established as early as 1860 and was used for bird and waterfowl hunting. Since then the breed has had a rocky history, owing to declines in popularity the breed became nearly extinct through both World Wars. Now the Retriever remains a popular breed, being a placid, gentle animal that fits in well with an active family.

Appearance, Health and Hygiene

The Retriever stands at a height of 69 centimetres, and is covered in distinctive tight curls in either black or chocolate. Has an intelligent, aloof and regal bearing.

As with most working dogs, it’s a strong and hardy breed, hardwearing and built for the outdoors. It can be prone to hip dysplasia, eye problems and epilepsy. The ears should be checked and cleaned regularly.

The Retriever sheds an average amount of hair, and little grooming or maintenance required. Of course if the pet is spending a great deal of time in the outdoors a going over with a brush to ensure no burrs or ticks are present is needed. The coat is rather oily so it can cause problems...

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