U-CH, UAG1, CH Soft Maple Kyrabean Queen, CD, U-CD, OAJ, OA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, OAP, RN, RA, JH, WCX, WC (WCI, WC), TT, TDI,
CGC, HOF, ROM CR-622G60F-PI
Maple Wind on Water ADC, VAADC, VMGDC, CGN
(CH SoftMaple's O'Dark Thirty JH, SH, MH, WC, WCX, WCQ, CD CGC TT HOF CHIC X
CH Charwin Evensong WCX JH CGC CD)
Originally bred to retrieve ducks on English seaboard marshes, the Curly-Coated Retriever is a black or liver-colored dog
easily recognized by his coat, which is one mass of crisp curls that covers his entire body. The coat is easy to care for,
as the curls stay in place with little or no attention. The Curly-Coated Retriever is a strong, smart, active dog who exhibits
intelligence and endurance. He will practically live in the water. Temperamentally easy to train, he is a charming and faithful
companion, and an excellent guard dog. His curious nature may lead him into many amusing escapades that call for an owner
with a sense of humor.
The Curly is a hunting dog for the person who likes variety: ducks, pheasant, grouse
and a dog who can also be a companion to children and a family friend. Though he is designated as a retriever, the Curly is
also an outstanding upland game dog on pheasant, grouse, quail, etc. Curlies are currently being hunted throughout North America,
and are used extensively for hunting in New Zealand (where they are the hunting dog of choice) and Australia. Many, if not
most, of the people hunting Curlies are family oriented who just want a dog that hunts and can be a companion so hunting Curlies
is rather a silent revolution.
hardy, athletic retriever with a distinctive crisp curly coat. The thick, black or liver-colored coat of tight curls protects
the dog from brambles and icy water. Even the small ears, back of the head, neck and tapering tail are covered with little
curls. Only the face, hocks and front of the legs are smooth. The ideal Curly should be agile and graceful, strong yet elegant.
Curlies are intelligent and smart. They are easily trained, but do not generally tolerate repetitious training well. Their
streak of independence can make some types of training a little more difficult, as the dog will start making his own decisions.
Because they mature slowly, training frequently takes longer than in some of the more popular retrievers.
The Curly Coat is possessed of an imperturbable temperament.
Even tempered, this dog is intensely loyal and will be protective of the family while maintaining unfailingly good manners
to humans likewise mannered. Curlies tend to be reserved rather than extroverted with strangers. However, this reserve can
be shed rather dramatically when someone the dog knows and loves approaches! Curly Coats are very slow to mature and this
should be taken into account when training them. They are always quick and intelligent, however, so tailoring your training
into multiple, short, and interesting sessions will yield the best results over time. Of course, not all Curlies are paragons
Most Curlies cannot be kept out of the water and are great natural
swimmers. You should exercise due sensibility when introducing a puppy to water. Never throw the pup into the water: allow
him to approach the water himself on a gently sloping entry with plenty of shallow water with little or no current. As he
gains confidence, he will be splashing about in no time. If an adult dog is around to encourage the pup, he will probably
be swimming before you (or he) know it!
U-AG1 Softmaple Frolic In The Wind NJC, TN-N, TG-N, TN-O, NAC, RN,
CR-772G30F-PI, CR-EL159F30-PI, CR-874, CR-G3A7/33F-PI GSD IIIa
The Curly is an erect, alert, self-confident
dog. In motion, all parts blend into a smooth, powerful, harmonious symmetry. 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. To
work all day a Curly must be balanced and sound, strong and robust, and quick and agile.
CH SoftMaple's Ma Belle Bouclee CGC, WCX, JH, SH
CH SR Curlygleann Kiwi Dream WC CGC TDI X CH SoftMaple N HunterBay's
NYwkend CGC TT CHIC
Training can improve your relationship with your Curly. While obedience is a competitive sport
there is also practical obedience which is not much different than teaching basic manners and communication. If you are uncomfortable
with the formality and, yes, rigidity, of formal obedience you can still become a happy team in practical obedience. I recommend
obedience to any Curly owner. It will make your dog a better member of your family.