Curly Coated Retriever Breed Maintenance
Your Curly should be fed twice a day. The amount will depend on the individual and their activity level, but 3 to 4 cups of food a day will most likely be a good amount. The coat is fairly easy to take care of, and grooming should be taught as a positive experience when they are puppies. The nails should be trimmed as often as the individual dog needs it. If you can hear your pooch's nails clicking on the floor as they walk, they need to be cut. This breed of dog will only need grooming in the spring and fall when they are beginning to shed, and in fact, grooming them more often can cause their coat to become frizzy. Use a plastic or wooden open toothed comb for best results. Shedding seasons are also the best times for baths, but regular baths won’t be necessary for these dogs unless they have gotten into something and are smelly. Brush your Curly Coated Retriever's teeth at least twice a week to maintain dental health.