Curly Coated Retriever Puppy

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy

The Curly-Coated Retriever is an energetic, athletic, muscular yet graceful breed. They are versatile dogs that can be a companion for both hunting and hiking.

Even though the Curly resembles a large poodle, they are no fluff ball and can keep going beyond the limit or until you throw in the towel.

If you are considering adding a Curly Coated retriever Opens in a new tab.to your family, please do some research on breeders and select a reputable one.

Proper breeding has positive effects and outcomes for your future Curly-Coated puppy’s health and temperament.

Visit the breeders and check out both the mother and father and study their temperaments to be assured they are friendly and neither fearful nor aggressive.

Ask to see health records and find out if your breeder participates in genetic testing and lastly, handle the puppies, taking note of their personalities.

Puppies become much more social when they have early human interaction. The breeder should be an open book and all on board for questions if they are a good and serious breeder.

You also may have a little difficulty in locating a Curly Coated retrieverOpens in a new tab. breeder as Curlys aren’t as common as Goldens and Labs.


If you are considering a Curly Coated retriever and need some informationOpens in a new tab., you’ve come to the right spot!

In this post, I will include material on the Curly Coated retriever as well as a Curly Coated retriever puppyOpens in a new tab. growth chart and growth stages.

You will also find a Curly Coated retriever puppy Opens in a new tab.feeding chart. Sit back and read all about the very adorable and unusual Curly Coated retriever puppy.

To check your Curly-Coated Retrievers’ health status or their DNA checks, please visit the Embark vet Opens in a new tab.website for all the help you may need.

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy
Image from PixabayOpens in a new tab.

The Curly Coated Retriever Breed

The Curly-Coated retriever is an excellent choice of dog for the active person, family, or someone who loves to hunt.

The Curly is in their element when retrieving game because as the oldest of the retrievers, this is what they’ve done for centuries.

Never fear if you’re not a hunter. This breed also works quite well as a family dog however, not a family of couch potatoes.

The Curly needs plenty of exercise and games for both physical and mental stimulation. They are extremely intelligent and will become bored if they are not challenged.

Curly Coated retriever Opens in a new tab.puppies are sweet and curl covered but need training as all other breeds do and get into mischief just the same as other puppies.

Unlike other breeds, the Curly Coated retrieverOpens in a new tab. will be slow to mature. This does not mean they are unable to be trained, quite the opposite is true because they are highly intelligent and super smart.

The Curly just keeps that puppyOpens in a new tab. playfulness and exuberance far longer than other dogs. This is a good thing because they’ll keep you laughing for years with their puppy-like antics and charades.

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy Growth Chart


Curly Coated retrievers will weigh between 65lbs to 100lbs when fully grown. They are the tallest of the retrieving breeds and will stand from 25 inches to 27 inches as an adult.

Below are averages of what your Curly Coated retriever puppy may weigh as they grow.

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy agesWeight by Pound (Ibs)Weight by Kilograms (kg)
8 weeks 9lbs – 15lbs4.08kg6.80kg
9 weeks 10lbs – 16.9lbs4.54 – 7.67kg
10 weeks 11lbs – 18lbs 4.99kg – 8.16kg
11 weeks 12.4lbs – 21lbs5.63kg – 9.53kg
12 weeks 13.5lbs – 22.5lbs6.13kg – 10.21kg
13 weeks 15lbs – 24lbs6.80kg – 10.89kg
14 weeks 16lbs – 26lbs7.26kg – 11.79kg
15 weeks 17lbs – 28lbs7.71kg – 12.70kg
16 weeks18lbs – 30lbs8.16kg – 13.61kg
5 months 25lbs – 41lbs11.34kg – 18.60kg
6 months 29lbs – 48lbs13.15kg – 21.77kg
7 months 34lbs – 56lbs15.42kg – 25.40kg
8 months 39lbs – 67lbs17.69kg – 30.39kg
9 months 44lbs – 73lbs19.96kg – 33.11kg
10 months48lbs – 78lbs21.77kg – 35.38kg
11 months 54lbs – 84lbs24.49kg – 38.10kg
12 months 58lbs – 91lbs26.31kg – 41.28kg
18 months 65lbs – 100lbs29.48kg – 45.36kg
Table 1 Curly Coated Retriever Puppy Growth Chart

Keep in mind these are average weights and each dog is an individual. Females generally weigh less than males.

Curly Coated Retriever Growth Stages

  • Newborn

You will only witness this stage if you visit your pup’s breeder. Puppies are too small and need their mother, so you won’t be taking them home until they are around eight weeks of age.

Newborns cannot hear, see or walk and have no teeth. They sleep 90% of the time and their mother keeps them safe, warm, and fed.

  • 0 – 2 Weeks

Puppies are helpless and rely on mom for everything. Resting helps them continue to develop. This is the neonatal stage.

  • 2 Weeks – 4 Weeks

This is the Curly Coated retriever’s transitional stage when their eyes will open, they will see, be able to hear and walk, bark and squeak and begin to get teeth.

  • 4 Weeks – 12 Weeks

The Curly-Coated retriever’s mom is their first teacher and begins to show them the ways of the world as they play with littermates and she disciplines them with a sharp bark or nip to keep them in line. They begin eating solid food and are eventually weaned.

This is their socialization period where they should be interacting with littermates and other humans at the breeders.

You will be taking your pup to their new home during this period, so you will continue much-needed socialization, begin potty training and start some basic obedience training as well.

  • 3 Months – 6 Months

This is your Curly Coated Opens in a new tab.retriever’s juvenile stage and they will begin chewing quite a bit due to loss of baby teeth and the gaining of adult teeth.

Make sure they have plenty of acceptable toys and bones to chew on so they don’t gnaw on your furniture. They should be making headway and have success with potty training during this stage.

  • 6 Months- 12 Months

Your Curly Coated retriever will reach sexual maturity during this, their adolescent period. Females will come into heat. At this age, they are too young to be bred, but if this is not your future plan, it’s a good time to speak with your veterinarian about having your pup spayed or neutered. Keep up with training and games for mental stimulation as well as continued socialization.


At one year of age, your Curly may still not be fully grown and will still add a few more pounds to their frame. Since the Curly CoatOpens in a new tab. is slower to mature, they may have that adult body but will still retain the puppy spirit.

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy Feeding Chart

Curly Coated retriever puppies need the best nutrition so they grow properly and get just the right vitamins and minerals they need.

You may keep your pup on the same food as the breeder fed them if it’s high quality, contains nourishing and healthy ingredients and they are thriving.

For your puppy’s food, your choices are kibble, canned food, a homemade diet, or a raw diet. Doing some research beforehand is an excellent idea to learn which type of food is good for your pup, fits into your lifestyle, and is affordable.


Below is a feeding chart by age. Puppies up to 3 months should be fed 4 times a day, 3 months – 4 months – 3 times a day, 4 months, and up – 2 times a day.

The amount of food on the chart should be divided into how many times a day you feed your pup.

The more your pup weighs, the higher amount of cups in the range they should be fed. Amounts are generally on all brands and types of foods. Gradually switch to adult food around 7 months.

Curly Coated Retriever Puppy AgePuppy Feeding Cups per a day
1 1/2 Month – 3 Months 1 Cup – 2, 2/3 cups
4 Month – 5 Months 2,7/8 Cups – 6,1/3 Cups
6 Month – 8 Months 2,7/8 Cups – 6, 1/3 Cups
9 Months – 11 Months 3,7/8 Cups – 7 Cups
1Year – 2 Years5, 5/8 Cups – 11 Cups
Table 2 Curly-Coated Retriever PuppyOpens in a new tab. Feeding Chart

Puppies are fun to have around, especially Curly Coated retriever puppies! To keep your puppy healthy and growing properly, feed a high-quality food.

Because puppies always seem hungry, they will eat as much as you give them and don’t know when to stop.

Never overfeed and limit snacks because many are just empty calories and these and overfeeding can lead to weight gain.

Your veterinarian can help you get on the right track with feeding your puppy and if you ever have any questions or concerns about their weight or nutrition, never hesitate to ask and have them check your Curly out.

Recent Posts