Curly-coated Retriever

Sporting Breed

Sever and Ripple and a Pup with a Duck Soft Maple Curlies

The Curly-coated Retriever is a great companion for the outdoors man looking for a fine and loyal friend.  They are good with children and other pets, but may be too big for the very small child.  They need to be a part of the family’s daily activity.  Fairly easy to train in a firm but calm manner.  Socialize the Curlie from puppyhood and it will do well with strangers.  Probably not a good apartment dog as they will do the best in a very rural area where they can roam and swim.  Challenge the Curlie with games of fetch especially in the water.  Give it an occasional dry brushing.

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Notes for owners
Tight curls Weekly Rare.  Love activity.  Can have a mind of its own.  Best suited for the country.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Curly-coated Retriever Club of America



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