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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.


2021 Curlyville

The 2021 Curlyville field event will be held on May 27-29, 2021, at the Poole Knobs Wildlife Management Area in La Vergne, Tennessee. As usual, we will train on May 27/28 (Thursday and Friday) and our WC/X/Q testing will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Click here to see the Premium list and pay with PayPal.

Since our 2020 event was cancelled and we now have lots of new Curly members, we hope everyone will plan to attend regardless of the age or level of your dog or puppy! We try to offer something for everyone from early bird introduction to some advanced training, so please invite all your Curly peeps and plan to attend!

Also, if you intend to camp at Curlyville, here is the link to make your reservations and we suggest that you reserve soon in order to secure a site! Click here for reservations.


2021 CCRCA Hunt Test

The 2021 CCRCA hunt test event will be held on July 3-4, 2021, at the Buckeye Retriever Club in Hambden Township, Ohio. As usual, we are in need of workers for both days. Please contact Ellen Manes at her if you would like to help.


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

2019 National Specialty in Grey's Summit, Missouri - The Annual 2019 National Specialty was scheduled for September at Purina Farms. It was a week of curlies doing what they love to do, with their owners seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

2019 Curlyville in LaVergne, Tennessee was held on May 23, 24, and 25 at Poole Knobs Wildlife Management Area - 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.

Group photo of Curlyville 2019