As well as
the obvious pursuits of gundog work or showing there are
many other activities which can be carried out with your
Curly Coated Retriever.
activities which can be enjoyed include:
(the club runs an obedience test at the Winter open show each year),
(there are a few Curlies regularly competing in
Club Good Citizen tests (currently over 40 dogs hold the Gold
award with a number of dogs with Silver and Bronze
Kennel Club activities the dogs are used as PAT (Pets as
Therapy) dogs visiting hospitals, old peoples homes etc.
and although not in this country they are used for
Search and Rescue work and countless other activities.
are activities to be enjoyed with the pet dog, but
additionally there are some Curlies who work for a
living, there are a number of Curlies working as Guide
Dogs for The Blind (the Guide Dog association also use
Curlies in their breeding program, and use Curly crosses
to work, perhaps the most famous of whom is Lucy MP
David Blunkett's dog.). There is also a qualified
Hearing Dog for Deaf People working in England.
will turn its hand (paw) to many activities as it is
very adaptable and also has the intelligence to
understand what is required whilst it's biddable nature
means that it wishes to please and will therefore enjoy
carrying out these tasks for it's owner.