Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Curly Coated Retriever

Retriever (Curly Coated)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
28.07.2009.
KC
September 2000

UTILISATION

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FCI
Retriever.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 8Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
Section 1Retrievers
With working trial

KC
Gundog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Strong, upstanding dog with a degree of elegance. Distinctive coat.
KC
Strong, upstanding dog with a degree of elegance. Distinctive coat.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Slightly longer in body, measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock, than in height from withers.
KC
Intelligent, steady, reliable.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Intelligent, steady, reliable. Bold, friendly, self confident and independent. May seem aloof.
KC
Bold, friendly self confident and independent. May seem aloof.

HEAD

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FCI
Wedge-shaped in both side and front profiles. In proportion to body size.
KC
Head wedge-shaped in both side and front profiles. In proportion to body size. Slight stop. Foreface and skull equal length. Planes of skull and muzzle parallel. Nose black in blacks and brown in livers.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Foreface and skull equal length. Planes of skull and muzzle parallel.

Stop

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FCI
Slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black in blacks and brown in livers.

Muzzle

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KC
Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Large, not prominent, oval-shaped and obliquely set. Dark brown in blacks; in livers brown tone to blend with coat colour.
KC
Large, not prominent, oval-shaped, obliquely set. Dark brown in blacks, in livers brown tone to blend with coat colour

Ears

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FCI
Rather small, set slightly above level of eye; lying close to head, covered with small curls.
KC
Rather small, set slightly above level of eye; lying close to head, covered with small curls.

NECK

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FCI
Strong and slightly arched, of medium length, free from throatiness and flowing freely into well laid back shoulders.
KC
Strong and slightly arched, of medium length, free from throatiness and flowing freely into well laid back shoulders.

BODY

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KC
Chest deep with well sprung ribs, oval in cross section with brisket reaching elbow. Forechest visible. Ribs extend well back into short, deep and powerful loin. Slight tuck up to flank. Topline strong and level. The dog should be slightly longer in body measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock than in height from withers to ground.

Topline

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FCI
Strong and level.

Loin

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FCI
Short, deep and powerful.

Chest

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FCI
Deep with well sprung ribs, oval in cross section with brisket reaching elbow. Forechest visible. Ribs extend well back.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slight tuck up.

TAIL

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FCI
Flows from topline. Should reach approximately to hock, carried straight on a level with topline when moving.
KC
Flows from topline. Should reach approximately to hock; carried straight on a level with topline when moving.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight, set well under body.
KC
Shoulders well laid back and muscular. Upper arm and shoulder blade approximately equal length. Forelegs straight with strong pasterns and set well under body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well laid back and muscular.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Upper arm and shoulder blade approximately equal in length.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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FCI
Strong.

FEET

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KC
Round, tight with well-arched toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Round, tight with well-arched toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong, muscular.
KC
Strong, muscular. Moderate turn of stifle. Hocks well let down and well bent.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderate turn of stifle.

Hock

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FCI
Well let down and well bent.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Effortless, powerful gait with good extension and drive. Parallel movement. At speed, legs tend to converge.
KC
Effortless, powerful gait with good extension and drive. Parallel movement. At speed, legs tend to converge.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Body coat a thick mass of small tight, crisp curls lying close to skin, extending from occiput to tip of tail; without undercoat or bare patches. Elsewhere smooth hair.
KC
Body coat a thick mass of small tight, crisp curls lying close to skin, extending from occiput to tip of tail; without undercoat or bare patches. Elsewhere hair smooth.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black or liver.
KC
Black or liver.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height at withers: dogs: 69 cms (27 ins); bitches: 64 cms (25 ins).

Height at withers

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FCI

Ideal height at withers Dogs 67,5 cm (27 ins),
Bitches 62,5 cm (25 ins).

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.