Meaning of curly-coated retriever

curl'y-coat•ed retriev'er

Pronunciation: (kûr'lē-kō"tid), [key]
  1. 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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