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curly-coated retriever

[kur-lee-koh-tid] /ˈkɜr liˌkoʊ tɪd/
one of an English breed of large sporting dogs having a dense, tightly curled, black or liver-colored coat, small, low-set ears, and a moderately short tail carried fairly straight, used as a land or water retriever.
1880-85 Unabridged
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curly-coated retriever

a strongly built variety of retriever with a tightly curled black or liver-coloured coat
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curly-coated retriever

breed of sporting dog bred and trained to retrieve game both on land and in the water. Developed in England from water spaniels and retrievers, it is one of the oldest retriever breeds, first exhibited in the United Kingdom in 1860. Its distinctive coat is either black or liver, covering the dog in short, tight curls except for its forehead, face, lower forelegs, and feet. It stands 23 to 27 inches (58 to 68.5 cm) and weighs 60 to 80 pounds (27 to 36 kg). The breed was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1924. The curly-coated retriever is sturdy, intelligent, and trainable; its temperament makes it an ideal family dog as well as a tireless worker in the field. The curly-coated retriever is a popular hunting dog in New Zealand and Australia.

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