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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An upland or waterfowl hunter looking to purchase a curly-coated retriever pup or adult should consider the dog's parents' abilities and check references from other previous buyers.
When searching for a curly puppy or trained adult, the buyer should be aware of the Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America's Working Certificate Program (see ccrca.
Actually, the curly-coated retriever is a British hunters' breed in that they perform quite naturally with only a little obedience training.
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One theory holds that breeders started with now-extinct English water spaniels, then crossed in curly-coated retrievers and Irish water spaniels.