The Curly Coated Retriever (Curly, for friends) It is a breed of dog originating in England than, in the beginning she was raised for the hunting of waterfowl and mountain.
It is the largest of the Retriever (bailiffs) and is it easily distinguished from their colleagues by the soft mass of curls covering her body.
The Curly Coated Retriever and the Flat-Coated Retriever, they were the two first races recognized and established in records from the year Retriever 1860.
While it is true that much information on the origins of the breed there, Several experts of the Retriever dogs agree that the ancestors of the Curly include very old breeds and some already extinct as the "English Water Spaniel" breed (Spanish water dog). Within the ancestors who have copies currently are St. John's Newfoundland, English Setter and the Poodle or Caniche.
Curly Coated Retriever debut took place in the middle of the 19th century in a dogshow carried out a city to the East of England, Birmingham, event organised by the Kennel Club of England.
In the year 1889 were exported to New Zealand some examples of Curly, and then to Australia, in both countries gained a lot of popularity among hunters.
But when the twentieth century took its first steps, The Curly in England was no longer the latest fashion… Y, Add to that overwhelming Fame who had the dogs Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever, This led to the Curly and his beautiful curls to become a rare breed, and difficult to get.
The Curly is an active dog, well placed muscular that we could say that it is an "all terrain" from its origins, a collector of both mountain and water birds. Perhaps that ancestral characteristic is what makes the difference with the rest of the Retriever if we speak of body structure. The Curly Coated Retriever, at first glance it has long legs, but it is actually a bit longer than high. Strong muscles, as we said, and its major attraction and touch of distinción… A beautiful layer of tight and well defined curls (Neither hairdresser they are so pretty!).
According to the official standard of the breed, colors accepted for the fur of the Curly Coated Retriever are two (Occasionally, the presence of some white hairs are allowed, but the white spots are a serious misconduct):
- Solid black color
- Solid red color (color liver).
To make the Curly look curly coat, bright and healthy requires a high quality food. Some breeders recommend a natural diet based on meat and vegetables and others of high quality feed. No need to cut hair, the baths you should give them if and when necessary.
Eyes must be brown or black color in the Curly hair black and brown or amber in the Curly of hair color liver. Yellow eyes are rare, but they might be. The nose should be fully Pigmented, and the same color as the layer of hair.
The height of the males is of 63.5 - 68.58 cm. to the cross and in the females of 58.42 - 63.5 cm., but according to the place where raised the dog and the inclement weather in the area, the size varies, for example, Curly dogs bred in the field tend to be smaller. What is clear is that the weight should be proportional to the size of the dog, but is located approximately 31,5 - 36 kg.
The Curly Coated Retriever is a balanced dog, Agile, resistant, with great force and thank you very much. The Curly loves the exercise, Let us remember that it has been athlete since its inception, resistance and energy of the race that brings in their genes, It should dissipate with walks and daily carrerillas. The Curly is an intelligent dog and is happiest when if it has an appropriate exercise mixed with mental stimulation and game.
We must never forget that Curly Coated Retriever was originally developed as a hunting dog for what, his temperament and conformation reflect this objective. Currently still using (in many countries) as fellow of both mountain as aquatic bird hunting.
Like most of the perdigueros dogs, they are highly valued as pets as a cheerful and loving breed of fun. If the Curly has enough exercise, You'll be calm and relaxed in the home environment.
The Curly can be distant with strangers, but they are very loyal and affectionate with their owners and family. They are extremely intelligent, But training can sometimes be difficult to, Since that can easily be bored if the training is repetitive.
According to the classification made by Stanley city After analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges ("The intelligence of dogs", Stanley city, Ediciones B, 1995), the Curly Coated Retriever is the No. 41 from the list.
They are excellent dogs for sporting competitions that require much activity, as for example the evidence of hunting, Flyball and agility, post the passion for the outdoors and be rodeador of people allowing them perform activities of any kind. Y, If there is a pool or a Lake nearby better still.
Although it is a dog's nature, very active, the House is very quiet you know to enjoy a rich sofa Nestled next to his family.
The average lifespan of the Curly Coated Retriever is of 14.9 years, Although there are cases of copies that have lived for 15 - 17 years.