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Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever Characteristics: The spirited and self-reliant Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of large dog classified as a member of the Herding Dog Group (AKC:1924). The Curly Coated Retriever, is characterized by its strong, upright appearance with a distinctive, tight, crisp curly coat, wedge-shaped  head and aloof expression.

Other characteristics include large, oval shaped, slanting eyes; small, close set ears; a level, strong back and an effortless, agile gait. The temperament of the Curly Coated Retriever can be described as Lively, Sensitive, Independent. The coat type of the Curly Coated Retriever is described as short coat with tight curls in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Curly Coated Retriever demonstrated the desired traits of a Farm Dog and is known by its nick name the "Gamekeeper's Dog". The origin of the Curly Coated Retriever dog breed was in Scotland where it was developed in the 1700's.

Curly Coated Retriever Breed Group and Dog Type - Herding Dog Group (AKC:1924): The Curly Coated Retriever is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Herding Dog Group (AKC:1924).

Other names for the Curly Coated Retriever: The Curly Coated Retriever is known by the nickname of the "Gamekeeper's Dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the CCR and Curly Retriever.

Origin of the name Curly Coated Retriever: The origin of the name "Curly Coated Retriever" derives from the description of the dog's coat and its ability as a retriever. The retriever dogs hunt by air scent and were trained to pick up, or retrieve small game and waterfowl and return the quarry to the Hunter.

Curly Coated Retriever History and Origin: The country of origin of the Curly Coated Retriever breed was in Scotland during the 1700's and was specifically bred for hunting waterfowl. With the introduction of fast loading firearms in the 1770's the Curly Coated Retriever made a successful Gun Dog (Bird Dog). Sever breeds were used to develop the Curly Coated Retriever including the Poodle, Barbet, Irish Water Spaniel and the, now extinct Large Rough Water Dog and the Tweed Water Spaniel.

However the Poodle undoubted had the biggest impact on the development of the Curly Coated Retriever. The Poodle was well known for its intelligence, trainability and as an excellent water dog. The coat of the curly Retriever played a very important part in his value and personality and those with the close-fitting curl, of which each knot was solid and inseparable was the most desirable.

The Curly Coated Retriever was first exhibited in the same class as other retrievers at dog shows in 1860 but in 1864 there were separate classes for the wavy coated and curly coated varieties. The Flat Coated Retriever was not developed until 1880. The Curly Coated Retriever was extremely popular during these years and were used on many of the large English and Scottish estates as Gamekeeper's Dogs. The successful Curly Coated Retriever was exported to the United States where it was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1924.

Curly Coated Retriever Height: The Curly Coated Retriever breed is classified as a large sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 25-27 inches (64-69 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 23-25 inches (58-64 cm).

Curly Coated Retriever Weight: Not surprisingly for a large sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 70-90 lbs (32-41 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 50-70 lbs (23-32 kg).

Curly Coated Retriever Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as a short coat with tight curls.

Curly Coated Retriever Coat Colors: The colors of the Curly Coated dog breed consists of colors consisting of black and liver. The word "liver" signifies any shade from yellow to brown.

Curly Coated Retriever Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Curly Coated Retriever is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Curly Coated Retriever is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.

Curly Coated Retriever Litter Size: The litter size of the Curly Coated dog breed ranges from 2 to 8 puppies. Curly Coated Retriever puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Curly Coated Retriever puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Curly Coated Retriever Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the rare Curly Coated Retriever dog breed is described as Spirited, Lively, Sensitive, Independent and Self-reliant.

Curly Coated Retriever Exercise Requirements - HIGH Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is high. The Curly Coated Retriever requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one to two hours each day. This large, powerful dog has an effortless, agile gait with strides of a moderate length and requires a brisk walking speed or jogging by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.

Curly Coated Retriever Diet: A fully grown Curly Coated Retriever should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Curly Coated Retriever Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Curly Coated Retriever breed include Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Skin disorders . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Curly Coated Retriever dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Curly Coated Retriever Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Curly Coated Retriever breed is 9 - 14 years.

Curly Coated Retriever Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Curly Coated Retriever breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Curly Coated Retriever names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Gizmo *** Rufus *** Jock *** Bandit *** Pepper *** Sparky *** Jett *** Samson *** Hunter *** Beau.

Curly Coated Retriever Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Curly Coated Retriever girl dog. Our top choice of good female Curly Coated Retriever names are Bella *** Cinders *** Sadie *** Ginger *** Sugar *** Zara *** Bobbi *** Baby *** Cleo *** Honey *** Precious *** Empress.

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