Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Curly-coated Retriever Dogs, "Scientific name for Curly-coated Retriever Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Curly-Coated Retriever Dog is one of the two breeds of retrievers that were established back in 1860. The commonly used name for this breed is curly which was originally bred in England. The Curly-coated Retriever Dog was purposely bred for waterfowl hunting and upland bird. Among all the retrievers, Curly-coated Retriever Dog is the tallest and it is recognized by its tight curls covering the body.
Curly-coated Retriever Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Curly-coated Retriever Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Curly-coated Retriever Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Curly-coated Retriever Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Curly-coated Retriever Dogs are very active and well muscled. One can describe this breed as long rather than tall. It is well coordinated in movement, has grace and strength. The curls are soft and the average height of the Curly-coated Retriever Dog is 25 to 27 inches (63.5 to 68.9 cm) and the average height of the female Curly-coated Retriever Dog is between 23 and 25 inches (58.4 to 63.5 cm) but a wide range of breeds occurs. The average weight is about 65 to 80 pounds (29.5 to 36.2 kg) and a wide range of breeds occurs. Those that are bred for field purposes are smaller and the weight is in proportion of the height.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Curly-coated Retriever Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Curly-coated Retriever Dogs they have 42 teeth.
When Curly-coated Retriever puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Curly-coated Retriever Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Curly-coated Retriever Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The curls are so tight such that they repel water and burrs. You can either get the curly with two colors mainly; black and solid liver. However, there are occasional white hairs that are permissible. The black Curly-Coated Retriever Dogs have either brown or black eyes and the solid liver dogs have amber or brown eyes. Curly-coated Retriever Dog is unusual to find yellow eyes. The nose is pigmented and has the same color as the coat of the dog.
Feeding this Curly-Coated Retriever Dog is not very much complicated. They can either take meat and vegetables or commercial dog foods.
Curly-coated Retriever Dogs were bred purposely for sports. That’s why they love exercises. The Curly-coated Retriever Dog are very intelligent and the exercise helps in mental stimulation.
It is believed that Curly-Coated Retriever Dog can live up to 14 years though there are others that live up to 17 years.
Taking care of Curly-coated Retriever Dog is also very simple. They don’t have undercoats so all they need is simple grooming to keep them clean always. The Curly-Coated Retriever Dog normally shed though not very much. The females are the ones that shed a lot since they do so when they are on heat. Mostly twice a year.
Curly-coated Retriever Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Curly-coated Retriever Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Curly-coated Retriever Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
When purchasing a Curly-coated Retriever Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Curly-coated Retriever Dog is in the Sporting Group and in 1924 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Curly-coated Retriever Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Curly-coated Retriever Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Curly-coated Retriever Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Curly-coated Retriever Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The number one heath problems amongst Curly-coated Retriever Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Curly-coated Retriever Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Curly-coated Retriever Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.