Physical Characteristics Of This Retriever
Males can reach 65 to 80 pounds, while females weigh more at around 55 to 70 pounds. The body is robust and compact. Its hair is short and rough and it has a very dense undercoat that allows it to adapt to very low temperatures in icy water.
Such a dense undercoat also means significant shedding. A good brushing should be done daily during molting periods.
Coat colors vary between black, brown, yellow and red. The head is large, the ears drooping and the eyes are very expressive. Their sharp tail is very practical to facilitate their changes of direction in the water; they are known to be excellent swimmers.