The Curly-Coated Retriever is a large, sturdy dog best known for its characteristic coat made of small, tight curls.
Lifespan: 10–12 yr
Height: 25–27 in
Weight: 58–90 lb
Curly-Coated Retrievers require only minimal grooming. Brushing tends to cause their curls to frizz, so many Curly owners choose instead to wet them down and let their coats air-dry. During their shedding season, you may need to use a metal-pronged grooming tool to remove dead hair. Though nails will wear down with activity, they'll likely still need regular trims to stay at an ideal length. Nails that get too long can lead to pain or issues with walking or running. All dogs need ongoing dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings. Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for their overall long-term health. The sooner you get your dog into a good dental care routine, the better.
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Curly-Coated Retrievers need high-quality food that's appropriate for their life stage (puppy, adult, or senior). To prevent them from becoming overweight or obese, monitor their food and treats carefully. As a guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of their daily calories.
Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.