At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 70 - 80 lbs.

Height: 23" - 27"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Curly-Coated Retriever

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: Great Britain

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Gun Dog

History and Facts: The oldest of the Retrievers, this breed dates back to the early 1800s and is likely a mix of English Water Spaniel and Lesser Newfoundland.

Temperament / Behavior
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a calm and even-tempered breed.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; entropion

Special Needs
Exercise: The Curly-Coated Retriever requires vigorous daily walks and playtime. These dogs love to fetch and swim.

Grooming: The Curly-Coated Retriever needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


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