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.
The next CCRCA Working Tests will be held June 1, 2013 at Bear Country Retrievers, Beth Page, Tennessee. Three test levels: Working Certificate (WC), Working Certificate Excellent (WCX), and Working Certificate Qualified (WCQ).
There wil be training/practice held on May 30, 31, and June 2, 2013.
For full detail and entry forms, download the Premium: as a Word Doc. or in PDF Format.
2013 CCRCA Specialty - All information for the 2013 National Specialty can be found by clicking here (the Specialty Home Page)!
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..
CCRCA WC/WCX/WCQ Hunt Test was held on Saturday June 2, 2012 at Bear Country Retrievers hosted by Sherie, Clint, and Billy Catledge in Bethpage, TN. There was an entry of 10 WC, 10 WCX (one was a Flat-coated Retriever), and 5 WCQ, consisting of 17 dogs since some were double staked. We passed 4 dogs in the WCQ, 6 in the WCX and 7 in the WC. Pictures taken by Bob Thompson can be viewed here. Results can be downloaded here.