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curly-coated retriever

[kur-lee-koh-tid] /ˈkɜr liˌkoʊ tɪd/
one of an English breed of large sporting dogs having a dense, tightly curled, black or liver-colored coat, small, low-set ears, and a moderately short tail carried fairly straight, used as a land or water retriever.
Origin of curly-coated retriever
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The curly-coated retriever, less common in England than the wavy, has seldom been shown here.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
British Dictionary definitions for curly-coated retriever

curly-coated retriever

a strongly built variety of retriever with a tightly curled black or liver-coloured coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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