Get to know the Curly Coated Retriever
All you need to know about the breed
The largest of the retriever breeds, Curly Coated Retrievers have a big personality to match their strong and sturdy frames and their wonderfully wavy hairstyle. These intelligent, versatile and affectionate dogs were originally bred for hunting – that trademark thick and curly coat, in black or liver, served the purpose of protecting them in the great outdoors.
Nowadays the Curly – as the breed’s fans call them – do well with activities such as field and agility trials, but they also make placid and gentle family dogs, content to lounge around at home with their humans, as long as they also get plenty of exercise. The Curly Coated Retriever’s ideal human family probably appreciates the outdoor lifestyle as much as they do.
Once trained, Curly Coated Retrievers get on well with children, although like any other breed they should not be left unsupervised with them.
Curly Coated Retrievers are loyal to their humans and naturally wary of strangers so they also make instinctively good guard dogs – early socialisation will help make sure they are at ease in everyday situations.
2 facts about Curly Coated Retrievers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Curly Coated Retriever