The Curly Coated Retriever Association of Victoria (CCRAV) is the only club with the responsibility of representing the Curly Coated Retriever breed in Australia. Originally from the United Kingdom, the first recorded information on Curly Coated Retrievers in Australia goes back to the early 1880s. The tallest of the retrievers, they are characterised by their tightly curled coat. The breed is kind-hearted, devoted to its owner and family and likes to be praised. They are not prone to barking, but can be excellent protectors of family and property if required. The Curly tends to have a mind of its own; they are obedient, but in their own time! This independence is one of the traits that Curly Coated Retriever devotees find attractive as it makes for a dog of strength and character. The Curly is a gentle companion and adapts well to most other pets. As with all large dogs, it needs plenty of exercise to keep in good condition. The average lifespan of the Curly is 10-12 years.
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