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Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever
Origin Britain
Classification Gundog
Height 55-58cm / 22-23in
Weight 27-32kg / 60-70lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Poor
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Medium
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Daily
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Flat Coated Retriever Description

The Flat Coated Retriever is an adorably placid looking breed of dog, they always look as though they are smiling! Their body is long as is their muzzle and they are very athletically built with a trim and lean look to them. The coat is dense and lays flat against the dog’s body, their ears are pendant shaped and the eyes are smallish and generally a warm brown in colour. The chest is wide and deep and there is beautiful feathering to the dog’s legs, tail, ears and chest. Their coat is either a solid black or liver colour and possesses a gorgeous natural shine to it.

Flat Coated Retriever Character

The personality of the Flat Coated Retriever is friendly, friendly and then even more friendly! This breed of dog adores family life and being the centre of attention, they do not take kindly to being left alone for long periods. They are a child’s best friend with their sweet natures and ever wagging tail, this breed is high-spirited and excitable therefore requiring a lot of exercise. The Flat Coated Retriever seems to be the Peter Pan of the canine world as they always remain puppyish in their behaviour, very intelligent and they like to please. They are complete extroverts and like to be noticed! The breed was originally bred as game bird hunters and so may still possess a relatively high prey drive therefore care is advised around smaller pets.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.