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.
Calendar 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.
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..
2017 Curlyville in Bethpage, Tennessee was held on April 12 - 15, 2017 - This is an event that gets more people involved with the field aspects of their dogs and eventually get their field titles (WC, WCX, WCQ) in the process.
To see all the photos taken by Bob Thomson and Bonnie Unangst, click here. According to Bob Thompson:
"When you click on a picture to view, below the lower right corner of the picture you will find a download arrow. Downloading is free, don't use the shopping cart to download. Some of the images are nearly 15MB so be prepared. Smugmug does a very nice job of printing pictures. I don't not mark up the cost of the prints so it doesn't matter to me if you use them but I think you will be happy with the results."2016 CCRCA Specialty in Nashville, Tennessee - All information for the 2016 National Specialty can be found by clicking here!
CCRCA Hunt Tests were held on June 28 and 29, 2016 at Buckeye Retriever Club in Chardon, OH.