Weight: 70 - 80 lbs.
Height: 23" - 27"
Life Span: 12 - 13 years
Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; entropion
Origin: Great Britain
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog, Gun Dog
Exercise NeedsThe Curly-Coated Retriever requires vigorous daily walks and playtime. These dogs love to fetch and swim.
Grooming NeedsThe Curly-Coated Retriever needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.
TemperamentThe Curly-Coated Retriever is a calm and even-tempered breed.
Compatibility with KidsGood with children.
HistoryThe oldest of the Retrievers, this breed dates back to the early 1800s and is likely a mix of English Water Spaniel and Lesser Newfoundland.
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