Learn about the temperament and personality of the Curly-Coated Retriever. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Curly-Coated Retriever photos.
The Curly Coated Retriever is a gentle, loving family companion and an enthusiastic, hardworking gundog. He loves having a job to do and he needs plenty of exercise. He is athletic, agile, and fast. Of course, most Curlies are quite happy to get this exercise by playing in the water, or running around near it. The Curly Coated is robust, self-confident, and fun-loving. He certainly is entertaining. Though the breed is not prone to barking, a Curly will protect the family and property if necessary by sharing his big and scary bark. He is reserved with strangers. Because of their independent attitude, obedience training is important with this breed. He is too intelligent not to be trained, and will get bored quickly. And a bored Curly is a destructive Curly. A Curly trainer needs to be patient, as this breed is slow to mature and dogs often don't reach full maturity until they are three years old. Most Curlies are great with children, as they are calm and affectionate dogs, who can really be quite charming.
Curly-Coated Retriever Training
The Curly-Coated Retriever is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Curly-Coated Retriever Shedding
The Curly-Coated Retriever sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Curly-Coated Retriever Grooming
The short coat of the Curly-Coated Retriever only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
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A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
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Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
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Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
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Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.