“Wicked sharp” smarts and a more independent temperament than other retrievers has earned the Curly Coated Retriever the nickname, the “Thinking Man’s Retriever.” Curlies are even-tempered, but they do have a mind of their own that makes them easily bored, more dignified, and more discriminating with strangers than other retrievers. This independence and aloofness can be confused for shyness, or even a lack of willingness to please, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Curly is an eager-to-please and inherently courageous dog with a serious passion for upland hunting – typically a walking field hunt in pursuit of birds like quail, pheasant and partridge.
A Pair of the Best by Joy Glasspool. This print is available for purchase here.