Wickedly smart with a distinctive coat, the Curly-Coated Retriever is persistent in the field, calm and gentle at home–as long as he gets plenty of exercise.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 65 to 100 pounds (males average 90 pounds, females average 75 pounds)
Coat: crisp and curly
Life span: 9 to 12 years

Summary
Created to retrieve game from land or water, the Curly-Coated Retriever was popular with English gamekeepers, hunters, and poachers alike. Today he competes in such dog sports as field trials, agility, obedience, and flyball and has been successful as a therapy dog, drug detection dog, and search and rescue dog.

When he’s not out working or competing, he’s happy to lie beside his favorite person, enjoying a nice back scratch. Full Curly-Coated Retriever profile on DogTime.com

Compatible with kids:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)