The Curly Coated Retriever, also known as Curly, has appeared in British sporting prints dating back 300 years. He was the first breed trained to retrieve game and deliver it back to the hunter. At one time, the Curly was the gamekeeper`s favourite dog and it is still regarded as the most efficient retriever in New Zealand and Australia.
A charming and gentle family companion, the Curly Coated Retriever is self-confident, steadfast and intelligent. Independent and poised, the dog is alert but calm and affectionate.
The breed is best suited to suburban or country living and needs plenty of outdoor exercise.
Size: The ideal height ranges from 25-27 in, 64-69 cm for males and 23-25 in, 58-64 cm for females.
Coat: The body coat is a thick mass of close-lying small, tight and crisp curls