Learn about the temperament and personality of the Curly-Coated Retriever. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Curly-Coated Retriever Temperament
The Curly Coated Retriever is a gentle, loving family companion and an enthusiastic, hardworking gundog. He loves having a job to do and he needs plenty of exercise. He is athletic, agile, and fast. Of course, most Curlies are quite happy to get this exercise by playing in the water, or running around near it. The Curly Coated is robust, self-confident, and fun-loving. He certainly is entertaining. Though the breed is not prone to barking, a Curly will protect the family and property if necessary by sharing his big and scary bark. He is reserved with strangers. Because of their independent attitude, obedience training is important with this breed. He is too intelligent not to be trained, and will get bored quickly. And a bored Curly is a destructive Curly. A Curly trainer needs to be patient, as this breed is slow to mature and dogs often don’t reach full maturity until they are three years old. Most Curlies are great with children, as they are calm and affectionate dogs, who can really be quite charming.
Curly-Coated Retriever Training
The Curly-Coated Retriever is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Curly-Coated Retriever Shedding
The Curly-Coated Retriever sheds a fair amount of hair. You’ll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Curly-Coated Retriever Grooming
The short coat of the Curly-Coated Retriever only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds you may find yourself brushing him once or twice a week to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)