I have a question does anyone else have a pure breed golden retriever with curly hair? Every groomer tell me she the only golden retriever with curly hair they have seen.
I think that the curls on Michael are not as excessive or tight as those on the golden retriever that the retrieverman was comparing to. I look at that and think that dog looks much like many goldens today who have wavy or curly coats. You see the twirls and ripples in the usual places (around the ruff, ripples on the back, and curly trousers). I have seen curly goldens.I've seen some very wavy coated Goldens, it's way back in the beginning of the breed but there are some curly coated retrievers, tweed water spaniel is one of the foundations and is curly coated.
?As far as Barkley's coat--it wasn't more water-resistant, but a little bit harder to dry because the curls retained it so well. His coat was wiry when we first adopted him. He was on BARF but we switched him because he literally smelled awful and was greasy. Once we did his coat thickened and it...www.goldenretrieverforum.com
Our girl Lexie looks just like your girl....she comes from a breeder in Spokane, WA. Do a search for the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) breed standard for Golden Retrievers. They seem to hold curly Goldens in pretty high regard.
Check out this link: A throwback to the curlies in the golden retriever foundational pedigrees