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Curly-Coated Retriever

Now, this is a dog that does it all. Initially bred to retrieve game from diverse terrains the Curly-Coated Retriever was really popular with diverse groups of people, people of different professions. This includes poachers, hunters, gamekeepers and so much more. Discover more about our Curly Coated Retriever puppies for sale below!

This dog shines in speed, agility, perseverance, and intelligence which are all the reasons it competes in dog sports like flyball. This breed has also been used in the force for drug detection, rescue missions, and it also has credit for being a therapy dog. With the Curly-Coated Retriever, there are great expectations. 

Brief history

The exact heritage of the Curly-Coated Retriever is unknown. However, it has been linked to some extinct water spaniels of English descent and even Poodles, however, the exotic breed made its debut appearance in 1860 in a show ring. 

This breed was highly sought by gamekeepers who needed them for their hunting ability and perseverance. This breed took major bullets during World War II and they were depreciated in their numbers. It took a while to get the breed back in their numbers and after which in 1907 they were imported to the US. 


This dog breed is filled with determination and the energy to execute. They work tirelessly and do not stop until they’re done. This breed is pretty reserved and can be hostile with strangers however they are always alert which makes them great guard dogs. 

They need an early socialization of who the master is in their life so as to always please him as they can have a mind of their own. They can be sweet and cuddly around members of the family but do not show the same affection to strangers. 

These dogs were bred to be on their toes, to chase, hunt, search, and find. Hence obedience is a major quality of the breed. 


This breed can adapt fairly to both weather extremities. However, the Curly-Coated Retriever isn’t suited for apartment life. They do not like to be in enclosed spaces with no outlet for the outside world. 

They love to be running fields, exploring smells and being free of a leash, hence a home with a backyard may suffice. However, frequent walks at the park are recommended for this breed. This dog is fair with new dog owners as they require confidence during training which novice owners may lack. 


This dog breed has a fairly high need for exercise. Their energy levels are through the roof and they can be very playful enough of the time. The intensity of these exercises could be moderate while it could last for an hour or two. 

There are a lot of exercises you can explore with your Curly-Coated Retriever. From field trials to agility tests and endurance training, this retriever is up for all of it. In terms of training, the Curly-Coated retriever is fairly easy to train, it just requires a confident trainer. 

They have an insane prey drive and can wander about if not put on a leash. This breed barks often and can be very mouthy or destructive if not given enough exercise.


This dog breed is relatively easy to groom. Its coat can easily be washed when necessary and they only shed two times a year during the spring and the fall. 

The amount of their shedding differs per individual dog however, Curly-Coated Retrievers need to be groomed early precisely when they’re still in the puppy stage. This is to make him accustomed to the grooming rituals of fur brushing and combing. 

This breed can frizz easily and swimming can help with taming it. Baths are ceremonial for this breed and it’s important to note that the texture and appearance of your curly-coated retriever’s coat equally depend on where they sleep and what they eat.

Our Curly-Coated Retrievers puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Curly-Coated Retrievers puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Curly-Coated Retrievers puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Curly-Coated Retrievers puppies.


10 Frequently Asked Questions About Curly-Coated Retrievers

How long do Curly-Coated Retrievers live?

The life expectancy of the curly-coated retriever is between the range of 9 and 12. 

What is Curly-Coated Retrievers dog breed group?

This breed is classified under Sporting Dogs.

How much do Curly-Coated Retrievers weigh?

A mature Curly-Coated Retriever is between 60-100 pounds.

How many colors do Curly-Coated Retrievers come in?

Two. They could be black or liver.

How often should Curly-Coated Retrievers feed?

Their vet recommended meals should be split into two meals per day. This is excluding treats.

Are Curly-Coated Retrievers easy to train?

If you’ve got the confidence, then yes.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers shed a lot?

They shed heavily twice a year, but apart from that, not so much.

Are Curly-Coated Retrievers great for families?

The Curly-Coated Retriever is great for families irrespective of the type. They’re also friendly with kids.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers bark a lot?

Not to the point of creating a nuisance.

Do Curly-Coated Retrievers drool a lot?

They drool fairly.

If you’re looking for an active dog breed with great child chemistry and courage to serve as a watchdog, a Curly-Coated Retriever may just be your best pick. These breeds are very energetic and loving to members of the family.

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