This robust, agile breed of retriever has a generally neat appearance. Its body is covered with a tightly curled, black- or liver-coloured coat, which does not need trimming. By contrast, its facial hair is distinctively smooth.
History of Curly-Goated Retriever
The precise ancestry of the Curly-coated Retriever is unclear, but Water Spaniels are probably responsible for its distinctive coat. Early Labradors may also have contributed to its development, as may poodles.
The Curly-coated Retriever is one of the oldest greeds of retriever and is still a popular choice in Australia and New Zealand for quail and water-fowl hunting. They enter water without hesitation, and their water-resistant coat dries quickly.
Identification keys of Curly-Goated Retriever
English Setter The mottled coloration of the English Setter serves to distinguish it from other breeds of setter. Essentially it is a working dog which can be developed into an extremely responsive gundog, and it requires a lot of exercise to remain healthy. A popular dog in the show ring, the breed's […]
Large Münsterländer The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.
History of Large […]
Small Münsterländer This sturdy breed can be distinguished from its larger relative not only by its size, but also by its coloration, which is invariably liver and white. It is otherwise of similar type, being a powerful, muscular dog very well suited to working in the field for long periods.
Pointer This breed has an agile and athletic build. The muzzle has a distinctively concave profile and is often raised high as the dog tests the air. The Pointer is prized for its exceptional sense of smell and displays considerable 1 pace on the field, covering enormous distances. This elegant […]
Weimaraner A sleek, uniformly grey coat colour and fine, aristocratic features are the main hallmarks of this medium-sized hunting dog. It has a strong muzzle and only a moderate stop. The Weimaraner, originally known as the Weimar Pointer, comes from a long tradition of German hunting dogs, many […]