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Breed: Curly-Coated Retriever
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Sporting Group
Function: Retrieving
Life Span: 8-12 years
Appearance: Large
Color: Black or liver
Coat Type: Curly
Grooming: The coat should be washed, but brushing and combing will make the coat frizzy. Wet the coat after to resume the curls. Some minimal scissoring may be desirable to tidy up scraggly hairs. It does need regular brushing during its shedding seasons.
Height: 25-27 inches
Weight: 65-80 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Loyal
Home Environment: Large fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy and eye problems.