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Curly Coated Retriever Information
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CURLY COATED RETRIEVER APPEARANCE:
The curly is an active, upstanding, well-muscled breed bred for upland bird and waterfowl hunting. Although he is related to the other more popular retrieving breeds, the curly is quite different in type and structure and somewhat different in temperament than the more common retrievers. A correct curly will appear slightly leggy but is actually slightly longer than tall. The breed sports a coat of tight, crisp curls. He is balanced and agile with a significant air of endurance, strength, and grace.

CURLY COATED RETRIEVER HISTORY:
The Curly Coated Retriever (curly) is an intelligent, friendly breed of dog originally bred for upland bird and waterfowl hunting. He is the tallest of the retrievers and is easily distinguishable by the mass of tight curls covering his body. Curly Coated Retrievers were developed as upland game hunters and waterfowl retrievers in England and were recognized as a breed as early as 1860. Curly Coated and Wavy Coated (now known as the Flat-coated) Retrievers were the first two recognized retriever breeds.

CURLY COATED RETRIEVER HEALTH:
Life expectancy: Average life expectancy is 9-12 years, although there are instances of curlies living to 15 to 17 years of age.

Known medical issues: Hip dysplasia. Eye problems such as cataracts, corneal dystrophy, distichiasis, entropion, ectropion, or retinal dysplasia. Cardiac problems. Seizuring (Epilepsy). Bloat.

CURLY COATED RETRIEVER TEMPERAMENT:
The Curly Coated Retriever is a very lively, fun-loving breed that are slow to mature, which makes them a great addition to any active family. As long as the CCR has enough exercise, he can be very calm and laid back in the home environment, which makes them both a great activity dog as well as a placid member of the family. CCRs are great dogs for flyball and dog agility trails as they love the outdoors, working with people, and activities of any kind.

Curly Coated Retrievers were bred to work more independently than other retrievers. This has given them a reputation for being reserved with strangers and they are often accused of being aloof because of it. But CCRs are very loyal to those they know and are very fond of children.

CCRs are extremely intelligent, learn quickly and love to please their owners; even so, training one can sometimes be difficult as they can easily get bored with repetitive training. Short, fun sessions are the best way to a CCRs mind. The breed is quick to figure things out, and once it has learnt how to do something (such as open a gate or door), he will use his new skill any time he sees fit.

This breed can sometimes be stubborn and self-willed. These individuals need careful motivational training, as preventing bad behaviour is much easier than reversing it. Negative reinforcement causes some dogs to refuse to obey commands.

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