Curly-Coated Retriever

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • It's thought he descended from the 16th century English Water Spaniel, Retrieving Setter, and possibly the Irish Water Spaniel
  • He's been used to hunt birds

Personality and Behavior

  • He's loyal and affectionate
  • He loves to play games and jump around
  • He's usually reserved around strangers
  • He likes lots of physical activity and exercise
  • He can be quite stubborn


  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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