meet theCurly-Coated Retriever


Training &Temperament

It requires training and daily exercise or a job to keep him from becoming bored and destructive. This is a breed that enjoys human interactions and hence is never happy being relegated to a backyard with only occasional human contact. One of the more independent retriever breeds, the Curly may appear somewhat aloof, but is always willing to please. Early socialization and training are necessary to ensure a happy, well-adjusted Curly.

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Did You Know?

The Curly-Coated Retriever is one of the oldest breeds classified as retrievers.

The Curly-Coated Retriever is believed to have been descended from the 16th century English Water Spaniel, Retrieving Setter and possibly the Irish Water Spaniel.

The first breed club for the Curly-Coated Retriever was formed in England in 1896.

The Curly-Coated Retriever was first exhibited in 1860 at England's Birmingham show.

The Curly-Coated Retriever was first introduced to the US in 1907; first AKC registration in 1924.

The Curly-Coated Retriever developed serious popularity in New Zealand and Australia after breed specimens were exported there from England in 1889.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Liver 123


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code