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The Intelligent Curly Coated Retriever - Just Looking for Fun
By: Tippy & Alfred

The Curly Coated Retriever is a loyal dog that is eager to
please, it gets along with everyone. Curly Coated Retrievers
are confident, intelligent and proud, which makes them very
trainable. Their temperaments tend toward being clever,
mischievous and a bit sensitive.

This dog breed isn't the best dog for a first time dog
owner; they need firm gentle guidance and obedience
training. Many of them do well in agility and competitive
obedience trials, but they aren't as predictable a good
performer as some other dog breeds.

With an owner who is meek they have a tendency to become
independent. With children they are affectionate and loving
but may be a little over enthusiastic at times and possibly
knock over a toddler in their exuberance.

The Curly-coated Retriever is thought to be one of the
oldest retriever breeds. They were developed in England in
the eighteenth century. The origin of the current Curly
Coated Retriever breed is believed to have been the result
of a cross between the old Water Spaniel, Close-curled
English Water Dog and the St. John's Newfoundland dog.

Others suggest that they are a cross between the Irish Water
Spaniel, Labrador and the Poodle. Whatever the origin, the
Curly Coated Retriever is an excellent gun dog and hunting
companion. They have a gentle mouth which makes them
excellent for duck and quail hunting. They also have a very
gentle temperament which makes them a great family dog as

The Curly Coated Retriever is popular in Australia and New
Zealand but isn't well known in the Unites States. They have
been a recognized breed by the AKC since 1924 however. The
dog was first brought to the Unites States in 1907. They
lost popularity in their native country of England due to an
undeserved reputation of having a hard mouth for retrieving.
Perhaps due to this the breed has declined. Some of the
breed's talents are agility, competitive obedience,
guarding, hunting, tracking and watchdog.

The Curly-coated Retriever is an athletic, hardy, large
retriever with a distinctive crisply curled coat. The coat
can be black or liver colored and the tight curls protect
the dog from icy water and brambles. Most of the dog's body
is covered with tight little curls. Only the face, front of
the legs and hocks are smooth.

Nutrition that Curly Coated Retrievers would Like to Have
Dr. Jane Bicks

The Curly Coated Retriever looks like a spaniel
and has similar nutritional requirements.

There is no mistaking it for a pointer.

Antioxidants are essential to help avoid health problems.

Here's the Optimum Cuisine
for your Curly Coated Retriever

Here's a Wonderful Treat
for the Curly Coated Retriever

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