Curly Coated Retriever, a purebred and was initially bred in England. It is said to be one of the oldest of the retriever dog breeds. They are used since the late 1700s and first appeared in the show ring in England in 1860. It came to the US in 1907 and went into the background during First World War and disappeared after World War 2.
- In the year 1924, the dog was officially recognized by the AKC.
- ‘The Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America’ was found in 1979.
- It is the tallest of all the retriever breeds in the world.
- It ranks 41st in Stanley Coren’s ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ list.
|Facts About Curly Coated Retriever|
|Breed Type||Sporting dog, Gundog, Retriever, Watchdog,|
|Country of Origin||The UK|
|Other Names||Curly, CCR|
|Height||Female: 23 to 25 inches
Male: 25 to 27 inches
|Weight||60 to 70 lbs|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACR, ACA, ANKC, FCI, AKC, KCGB, DRA, APRI, CKC, CKC,DRA, UKC, CCRCA, NAPR, NKC, NZKC,|
|Shedding||Moderate (twice a year)|
|Litter Size||7-8 puppies|
|Color||Solid liver (brown), black|
|Life Expectancy||8-12 years|
|Coat||Curly, short, dense|
Temperament and Personality
These puppies are great family dog and can do anything to protect its family. It has strong determination, confidence and is natural drivers of retriever. It is also an excellent watchdog that will bark and let the owners know if they see an intruder. They are independent and intelligent breed and are eager to please the family. However, the breed goes well with kids, especially with elder ones and even compatible with other pets and dogs as well. It’s loyal, responsive and fun nature makes it attention seeker, but are shy in front of strangers.
Since they are active dogs, they require a vigorous amount of activity for about half an hour to release out their energy. They love to play outdoors and run primarily while being with loved ones. Involve the dog in sports like swimming, fly ball and agility.
The dog sheds moderately due to which it requires brushing three to four times a week. It needs trimming now and then with occasional bathing. Clip its nails and keep a check of its ears for any infection.
The breed is prone to allergies and hair loss and might inherit epilepsy, cancer, cardiac problems, exercise-induced collapse, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, glycogen storage disease, and cataracts.
It is easy to train if the approach is firm and consistent with positive techniques. The best method to teach them is the reward basis and do not make its teaching sessions long and repetitive. Socialize with them during their puppyhood because they require more time than other retrievers.
Serve them with 3-4 cups of high-quality dry dog food split into at least two meals per day. You can also include vegetables and meat in their diet.