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The Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America

The CCRCA, chartered in 1979, is the national parent club for the breed. The club publishes the Curly Commentator, a bi-monthly newletter, sponsors a National Specialty, and supports the placement of Curlies needing good homes through Curly rescue. The CCRCA encourages the development of the natural retrieving abilities of the breed through its working certificate program and annual field trophy award. Curlies with notable achievements receive permanent recognition as members of the Hall of Fame, while the Register of Merit honors dogs whose progeny have earned titles in conformation, performance and field events.

As our guiding principles, the CCRCA subscribes to the tenets of the AKC Code of Sportsmanship.

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2017 CCRCA National Specialty

Madison, Ohio
July 6th through July 16th, 2017

Event Details

2016 Calendar "Curlies Dress-Up" tumbnail imageCalendar Sales - The 2017 Curly Calendar "Curly Puppies II" is now available for purchase. Kathie Lester compiles and edits the calendar each year. They are prinited in full color and are first class throughout.

A substantial portion of the proceeds each year are used by the club to subsidize health clinics at the national. Order one or more calendars now for yourself and as gifts for family and friends. To purchase a calendar using PayPay, by check, or for foreign sales, please use this link.

Curly-Coated Retriever Rescue

The CCRCA Rescue program is dedicated to assisting with the placement of any CCR in need and to finding an appropriate, good home where the dog will be lovingly cared for and appreciated, and where it will enjoy a quality of life befitting the breed. If you are looking for a Curly or have found a lost CCR, please click here for more information..

Recent Events

2015 CCRCA Specialty in Sacramento, California - All information for the 2015 National Specialty can be found by clicking here!

CCRCA Hunt Tests were held on June 27 and 28, 2015 at Buckeye Retriever Club in Chardon, OH. There were entries that came from all over the country.   There was a total entry of 206; 120 Master, 27 Senior, 26 Juniors (Sat), 33 Juniors (Sun).  There awas 1 Boykin, 3 Irish Water Spaniels, 4 Flat-Coated Retrievers, 4 Curly-Coated Retrievers, 4 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and 5 Poodles.

A summary of the 2016 Hunt Test should be available here shortly.


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