We are one of two clubs within Australia who represent our breed, the other being the Curly Coated Retriever Association of Victoria.
Our membership base includes many varied disciplines, be it a beloved family companion, obedience, showing, retrieving, tracking or hunting, we all enjoy getting together and sharing a tale or two about our curly friends at our annual show day
The Curly Coated Retriever is probably one of the lesser known Gundogs at the present time. The Curly is the oldest retriever breed, and was the first breed of dog used to any great extent as a retriever in England, His unique blend of intelligence; temperament and rugged physique make him an ideal all-purpose dog.
The Curly is the only dual purpose retriever originally bred for guarding and retrieving
The Curly is instantly recognizable by his coat which looks like astrakhan and is a mass of close tight curls from the back of his skull to the tip of the tail. The coat, which is either black or liver, is dense and though it has no undercoat it is waterproof. The head, however, is free from curl, and is covered with short smooth hair; the eyes are either black or brown.
The Show Standard calls for 27 inches (69 cm) for males and 25 inches (64 cm) for females listed. Taller is preferable to shorter. Weight should be in proportion to the height of the dog.
Stand Number: 904