Curly coated retriever, black

Curly-Coated Retriever considered one of the oldest retriever breeds. Used as long ago as the late 18th century in England. descended from the English Water Spaniel, St. John’s Newfoundland, the retrieving setter, the Poodle & possibly the Irish Water Spaniel & the Labrador. The Curly-Coated Retriever is an excellent hunting companion & gun dog. The breed is pretty rare inside the USA but is more popular in Australia & New Zealand. Some of the Curly's talents are hunting, tracking…

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Look at those curls!

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AN OLD SEA-DOG curly coated retriever wearing officers cap

Curly Coated Retriever Pup ~ Classic Look & Trim

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Curly Coated Retriever - The first of the waterfowl retrieving breeds, the Curly-Coated Retriever is of British origin. Its likeness is depicted in sporting works of art dating back 300 years. At one time, the Curly Coat was the gamekeeper's favorite hunting dog.

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Curly Coated Retriever - With a love for water and an inherent drive for birds, the curly-coat is a stellar hunting partner.

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Curly-Coated Retriever, magnificent dogs!

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There is more to this breed than the eye-catching coat, but let’s begin there. The Curly Coated Retriever is covered top to bottom in tight curls of either black or liver. This dense covering serves as waterproof and thorn-resistant all-weather gear for dogs bred to work in thick bramble and icy lakes. This is a big, durable hunting buddy, but Curlies are more elegant and graceful than the usual run of retriever.

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Curly Coated Retriever "Ecco"

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