Curly Coated Retriever Hunting Dogs and Puppies for sale

The Curly-Coated Retriever is considered to be one of the oldest retriever breeds. The breed was Developed in Englandduring the mid 1800's. The breed probably resulted from crosses with the close-curled English Water dog, the old Water Spaniel and the St. John's Newfoundland dog. The Curly is a fine water retriever with a gentle mouth, particularly ideal for duck and quail. He is an excellent hunting companion and gun dog, and his gentle temperament also makes him an outstanding family companion. The Curly-Coated Retriever is quite popular in Australia and New Zealand due to it's entry there in 1889, but is not very well-known in the United States. The curly is a hunting dog and his temperament should reflect that, he should have a strong sense of courage, which allows him to enter water and cover without hesitation. 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.