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 Curly Coated Retriever Club of Victoria

The Curly Coated Retriever Association of Victoria (CCRAV) is the only club with the responsibility of representing the Curly Coated Retriever breed in Victoria.  We are one of two clubs within Australia who represent our breed, the other being the Curly Coated Retriever Association of NSW.

Our membership base includes many varied disciplines, be it a beloved family companion, obedience, showing, retrieving, tracking or hunting, we all enjoy getting together and sharing a tale or two about our curly friends.

The CCRAV holds social events, including education for owners on areas of interest. 

 

Is a Curly Coated Retriever the Dog for You?

 

 

 

The Curly Coated Retriever is a strong upstanding dog with a degree of elegance and a distinctive coat of crisp tight curls. He is the largest of the retriever breeds and also one of the oldest.      Males stand at 69 cms to the withers and females 64 cms. The coat is black or liver with the most common colour being black.    A commonly asked question is “do they shed”. Yes they do!

An intelligent, loyal, steady and reliable dog he is proud, friendly, self-confident and independent and may also seem aloof.    He is well suited to most activities, field, obedience, showing and especially as a trusted family companion.    He is a recognised breed with the Australian National Kennel Club (ANKC).

If this is the dog for you please ensure the breeder can provide an original registration certificate from ANKC to ensure you are purchasing a purebred Curly Coated Retriever The advantages of owning a purebred dog can be viewed here: http://www.dogsvictoria.org.au/DogsPuppies/BuyingAPuppy/WhyChooseaPurebredDog.aspx

You should also ask for copies of relevant health tests conducted on the puppy’s parent e.g. PRA, EIC and Hip Scores (more information on this site’s health page). Breeders listed on this site are  can assist with more information about this wonderful and uncommon breed or contact our Secretary Melinda Naughton on 0401 138 905 or email [email protected].

 

          Note:                            Murray River Retriever

There is another dog referred to and sometimes sold as a “Curly Coated Retriever” or “Murray River Curly Coated Retriever”.       This dog is quite different in looks and temperament and their DNA does not link them to the registered Curly Coated Retriever. The “Murray” is a smaller dog (46 to 53 cms) with a generally looser coat, large ears and only comes in liver. This dog is currently not a recognised breed with ANKC.

 

 

 

Exciting News!!!

The CCRAV 2018 Calendar is now in the planning phase. This years theme is: "CURLIES AROUND THE WORLD"!  All monies raised will go directly to the Curly Rescue Fund. Please send your pictures with details of the Dog's name and location to [email protected]. Entries will be accepted until the end of March.

Thank You!

 

The CCRAV is proudly sponsored by Alpha Dog Beds.

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CCRAV Office Bearers:

President: Jane Kibble     [email protected]

Vice President:  Sharon Villiers  [email protected]

Secretary: Melinda Naughton [email protected]

Treasurer: Sharon Slater [email protected]

Assistant Secretary: Julia Grainger [email protected]

Newsletter Editor: Sharon Slater [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest website update 27 March 2017


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