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Flat-Coated Retriever

An excellent bird dog and swimmer, the Flat-Coated Retriever has a friendly personality and ever-wagging tail, making him an outstanding family pet. This intelligent, gentle breed is easily trained. The Flat-Coated Retriever has a puppy-like exuberance throughout his life. An active breed, he needs vigorous daily exercise and minimal grooming for his feathered coat.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living with adequate exercise
Did you know?
The Flat-Coated Retriever’s ancestors include the Newfoundland, English Setter, as well as sheepdogs and spaniel-like water dogs. A fairly popular breed prior to World War I, the Flat-Coated Retriever was overtaken in popularity by the Labrador and Golden Retrievers.
Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 58 to 62 centimetres
    Females – 55 to 58 centimetres
  • Weight 27 to 31 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Solid black or solid liver
  • Activities Hunting, Field Trials, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both