Curly-Coated Retriever

Other names : Curly, CCR

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Life expectancy

The Curly-Coated Retriever has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 25 in
Male Between 26 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 53 and 66 lb
Male Between 62 and 75 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Short Wavy
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Curly-Coated Retriever costs between £550 and £775

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More details about the Curly-Coated Retriever

Curly-Coated Retriever: Origins and history

The Curly Coated is thought to be one of the oldest retriever breeds. Because of its curly coat, some experts believe it was cross-bred from the Poodle. There’s no definitive proof, but, given that the Poodle is also a water dog, such speculation is well within the bounds of possibility. Like many working dogs, its numbers dropped during the beginning of the 20th century as more rural settlements were swallowed up by waves of industrialisation. However, breeding groups were set up in the 1930s and the Curly Coated became a popular household pet in a range of countries including Sweden, Australia, and the USA. Despite being a British breed, the Curly Coated is a rare choice for UK dog owners. 

FCI classification of the Curly-Coated Retriever

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 1 : Retrievers

Training a Curly-Coated Retriever

One of the easiest dogs to train, they love to please their owners. However, training must be fun and engaging. These sensitive dogs require a gentle and patient hand.

Curly-Coated Retriever: Purchase price

Between £550 for Non KC Registered dogs, and £775 for KC Registered dogs. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £80 to £110 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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