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History of the Breed

The Curly Coated Retriever origniated in England. He is one of the oldest retriever breeds and arrived in Australia with settlers in the 1800s.


The Curly is the largest of the retrievers. Males are 69cm at the withers and bitches 64cm. His distinctive coat is a mass of close tight curls from the back of the skull to the tip of the tail. Colour is either black or liver.


The Curly's combination of pace, endurance, intelligence and a good nose make him an excellent field dog. His kind temperament and devotion to his master and family make him an excellent companion. He is not prone to barking but his deep bark is enough to stop unwanted intruders in their tracks.

The Curly is obedient but does have a mind of his own, which makes him quite a character. This is one of the traits that Curly devotees find attractive. Early obedience training is recommended and he responds well to praise. The Curly is successful in obedience, tracking, retrieving, agility and show rig competitions.


The Curly requires plenty of exercise to keep him in good condition. He loves to swim, run and retieve but is happ inside the house with his family. He should be included in family activities and not left for long periods on his own.

The Curly's coat is low maintainance. It does require clipping and should not be brushed or combed. The Curly does moult and should be washed regularly to keep the curls tight and to remove lose hair. The coat benefits from light trimming around the tail and ears.


* (extracted from Curly Coated Retriever Association of Victoria brochure)                  

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