Flat-Coated Retriever

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Flat-Coated Retriever

Great Britain, 1800s
This breed is descended form Labradors,Newfoundlands and other setter breeds.

Companion, Gundog, Field Trials

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-14 years of age or more

Weight & Height
60 to 80 pounds & 22 to 24 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Hip Displaysia, Cancer, Bloat, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Luxating Patellas, Thyroid Problems.

Physical Description
Large dog that has a flat, broad head, small drop ears, almond-shaped brown or hazel eyes and a brown or black nose. The tail is long and straight.

Friendly and intelligent breed with a mind of its own. This breed is happy to work and loves to swim. They are good with children provided they do not pester the dog. This Retriever also does well with other dogs and animals especially if raised with them

Easy to train, They learn quickly but can be stubborn and need consistent training by handler

Living Conditions
Not recommended for apartment living

Brush and comb about twice a week. Especially in areas where tangles can occur

They need lots of exercise. This dog can misbehave if not exercised sufficiently. They can get their exercise in the form of swimming and retrieving which they love to do. As well as giving them a yard to run and play in or taking for daily walks

Coat Texture
Flat, medium length coat

Coat Colors



6-9 Pups per litter. If trained early, the pups will be obedient and accustomed to people

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Flat-Coated Retriever Breeders

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