curly-coated retriever

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curly-coated retriever,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 conjectured to be descended from the water spaniel and the retrieving setter. It stands about 23 in. (58 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 65 lb (30 kg). Its dense coat is tightly curled all over and may be black or liver in color. Easily trained as an efficient and hardy retriever on land and water, the curly-coated retriever is uncommon in the United States. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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ALL-AROUND RETRIEVER With textured curls and a sleek frame, the curly-coated retriever often triggers double-takes from onlookers.
For more information, visit the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America at ccrca.
The curly-coated retriever was developed from a variety of spaniels, setters and retrieving setters.
The breeds most frequently suggested are the extinct English water spaniel, field spaniel, Irish water spaniel, curly-coated retriever and Chesapeake.