[ 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.
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Origin of curly-coated retriever
First recorded in 1880–85
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a strongly built variety of retriever with a tightly curled black or liver-coloured coat
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