The Curly-Coated Retriever is among the oldest of retrievers although it’s unclear of his origins. Some think his ancestors included the Poodle, the retrieving setter, the St. John’s Newfoundland and the English Water Spaniel. He’s agile and strong and a sturdy work dog. He can retrieve game in the iciest waters or the heaviest cover.

He’s perseverant and courageous and was popular among English gamekeepers. He can hunt equally well on land and water. His coat’s colour can be liver or black. It has crisp, tight, small, water resistant curls. He has boundless energy and is very reliable. He’s willing to please and is a great companion. He needs regular exercise. His coat only needs occasional bathing. His height is 23 – 27 inches.