Curly Coated Retriever
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The Breed's History:
Little is known about the Curly's origin. He may be descended from now-extinct English Water Spaniels and retrieving setters as well as other retriever-type dogs, including Poodles which, essentially, are retrievers themselves. Whatever his makeup, his first appearance in the show ring was in England in 1860, and he is thought to have been the first dog used for serious retrieving.
He was especially prized by gamekeepers, who appreciated his hunting ability, courage, and perseverance. The Curly's popularity waned, however, as the Labrador became a favorite with hunters. The war years didn't help. After World War I, in 1919, only five Curly-Coated Retrievers were registered. The breed began to recover but again almost died out during World War II.
Curly-Coated Retrievers were first imported into the United States in 1907, and the first one registered with the American Kennel Club was Knysna Conjurer in 1924.
The breed saw a resurgence in the United States in the late 1960s when many Curly-Coated Retrievers were imported from England, Australia, and New Zealand. The Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America was founded in 1979.
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1 foot, 11 inch. to 2 feet, 3 inch. (58,42 to 68,58 cm)
65 to 100 pounds (29,48 to 45,36 Kg)
9 to 12 years
Potential Health Issues:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM),
Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD),
Mast Cell Tumors,
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat)
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Need For Exercise
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