Curly Coated Retriever
The Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of dog firstly brings up in England for upland bird and waterfowl hunting. It is the largest of the retrievers with respect of height and it can easily differentiate from others by the bulk of tight curly hair covering its body. Curly Coated and Wavy Coated were the first two breeds of retriever recognised till now, established as early as 1860.
The Curly is an energetic, strong dog brings up for upland bird and waterfowl hare coursing. The Curly is little bit different from more common retrievers due its body shape. A good-bred Curly have longer legs but in reality it appears to be small. Over all it is fit and fine and active with a substantial air of resolution, asset, and beauty. Curlies are soft and should be handled with love and care. Standard size for dogs to be between 25 and 27 inches at the withers, and for females to be between 23 and 25 inches, but many varieties of sizes present, mainly in those dogs bred for the ground, which usually run lesser. The republic of origin pleas for a taller dog, with only 69 cm for males and 64 cm for females recorded. Taller is favourite in comparison with shorter. Weight to the height ratio of the dog should be in proportion.
The breed covers with a coat of tight and hard curls, due to this it repels water, bacteria’s, and avoids damage that other sporting dogs. Solid black and solid liver are the only colours in which Curly Coated Retriever are accepted. Sometimes white hairs are permitted, but white spots are a severe burden. Black dogs should have either black or brown eyes and in liver dogs eyes should be brown or amber.
The Curly Coated Retriever was firstly known to be as a Gun Dog and their temperament reveal this purpose. These dogs are still used as bird hunting companions in many countries. They are cherished as pets and are a sprightly and playful breed. One thing which makes them both a great activity dog as well as a placid member of the family is that it can be calm and set back in the home environment.
Care and Maintenance
Curlies are a single fur breed with no first fur, and the close-fitting curls are easy to maintain for show-standard dog. A Curly kept as a mate and/or hunting animal need not be decoratively groomed but it needs to be kept neat and clean and free of bacteria’s for the fitness of the dog.
For its endurance an active dog always prized, the Curly generally needs a high-grade food. Some breeders nourish a natural food, consisting of non-veg and vegetables. They can be also given good quality marketable dog foods.
The Curly Coated Retriever was bred for flexibility and endurance in the field because it likes exercise. A Curly is an smart dog and is happiest when it has satisfactory exercise, cerebral stimulation and drama.
Generally life probability of this breed is between 9–14 years, but there are chances of Curlies can live up to 15 to 17 years of age.
Known medical issues
Some of the known medical issues are Hip dysplasia, Eye problems such as cataracts, corneal dystrophy or retinal dysplasia, Cardiac problems, Epilepsy , Bloat, Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and Cancer.