Curly Coated Retriever
Descended from the sixteenth century English Water Spaniel, the Curly Coated Retriever is believed to be one of the oldest members of the Retriever family. His tight curls shed water and also protect his skin from heavy brush. His body is rather short, his chest deep, feet round and compact, and the tapered tail carried straight out.
His head is long with jaws a bit lean, eyes large but not prominent, and curl covered ears lying close to the head. In fact, as his name suggests, he is a mass of curls right down to the tip of his tail.
WEIGHT. 60 70 pounds, HEIGHT: 23 24 inches, COLOR: black or liver. GROUP: Sporting.
Traveling with Your Curly Coated Retriever
Today’s dog is quite a traveler. In former years he was boarded in a kennel or cared for by a friend or neighbor when the family went away. Today he goes right along in the car or on a plane, often touring great distances to vacation spots. Vacations can be more fun with dogs along. They make wonderful companions on trips, and they also serve as good protectors. But whether your dog is well behaved or something of a nuisance depends largely upon his training for the open road.
These days, most owners travel by car or plane with their pets. A few regional railway lines allow dogs in passenger cars. Amtrak, which provides nationwide service, once permitted dogs in both passenger and baggage compartments, but now accepts only Seeing Eye dogs as passengers. And guide dogs are the only canines permitted to ride interstate buses.