Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever
Curly Coated Retriever
The one genetically distinctive characteristic of this breed is its curly coat, and the general opinion is that the St. John's Newfoundland, the Irish Water Spaniel and the Old English Water Dog and the Poodle all lent something to the breed's origins. It is believed that "Curlies" first came to Australia with the early settlers in the 1800s.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Curly Coated Retrievers can live up to 12 years of age, but with proper care and correct diet will live to 14 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Curlies usefulness as a sporting dog comes from a combination of pace, endurance, intelligence and a good nose. With its size and strength they are able to retrieve almost anything, but it is in the water that they excel usually showing a strong desire to swim from an early age. They also have an excellent ability to "memorise" the fall of the bird and so it is not often that they will lose any fallen game.

The Curly Coated Retriever is a slow maturing dog and may take up to three years to reach maturity. Their temperament is kind and good-hearted. They are not apt to bark, but when they do their deep bark alone is enough to stop unwanted intruders in their tracks. The Curly does have a mind of its own and is obedient, but tend to be so in its own time. They are a fun loving, gentle companion for all members of the family.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Curly seems to adapt to most other pets, and has been known to happily share his home with cats and other dogs.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

As with all large dogs the Curly Coated Retriever needs plenty of exercise to keep it in good condition.

The Curlies do not need much grooming and are a "wash and wear" dog. On no account should a brush or comb be used. A 10-minute grooming session, using scissors and trimming any scraggly bits from around the tail and ears is all that is required, no more than two or three times a year.

IDEAL OWNERS

Curlies adapt well to most people and as long as it is treated well it will be a loyal and devoted friend to its owner.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Curly Coated Retriever is the dog for you and you are aware that this dog can take up to three years to fully mature, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Ann Latimer Lyndsayvale NT Contact
David and Helen Jones Dizzyki SA Contact
Chris Kelly curltriever VIC Contact
Marilyn Cook Keysteel VIC Contact
Joanne Foley Waterfield Kennels NSW Contact
Sharon Paten Curlyville VIC Contact
Sharon Slater Kalonakurl VIC Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Pamela Mackenzie Berramongo VIC Contact
Tony Eales Cudyncae QLD Contact
Melinda Naughton Curlbrook VIC Contact
Teegan Hinks Curlesque SA Contact
Kerryne Belbin Miamba NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)