Curly Coated Retriever Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Curly Coated Retriever is that they are easy to get along with, loyal, eager to please, proud, confident, clever, mischievous, sensitive, intelligent and loving.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is best for older children simply due to their tendency towards horseplay, they may knock down a toddler.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 8 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 65 to 80 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and eye problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Will protect their family when they feel there is a need.

Noise Factor

This dog makes for a good watchdog.

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