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tess The Curly Coated Retriever FAQ
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This smartly upstanding, multi-purpose hunting retriever is recognized by most canine historians as one of the oldest of the retrieving breeds. Developed in England, the Curly was long a favorite of English gamekeepers. Prized for innate field ability, courage and indomitable perseverance, a correctly built and tempered Curly will work as long as there is work to be done, retrieving both fur and feather in the heaviest of cover and the iciest of waters.

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Origin One of the oldest of the retriever breeds, the Curly has appeared in British sporting prints dating back 300 years. He was the first breed trained to retrieve game and deliver it back to the hunter. Because he was a ‘finished’ breed long before breeding records were kept, his actual ancestry is a matter of conjecture. Educated guesses place the St. John’s Newfoundland, the Poodle, the Old English Water Spaniel and the Irish Water Spaniel in his background. At one time the Curly was the gamekeeper’s favourite dog and it is still regarded as the most efficient retriever in New Zealand and Australia where it is worked on upland game as well as waterfowl. The Curly’s popularity was eclipsed by the Labrador and Golden Retrievers but it still maintains a faithful following around the world.



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To find out more about the Curly Coated Retriever Club of Canada, contact;
Pat Renshaw
P.O. Box 367
Shelburne, Ontario Canada LON 1S0



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