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Flat-Coated Retriever Information

Name Flat-Coated Retriever
Other Name Flatcoat, Flattie, Flatte, (Sweden)
Origin England UK
Build Type Medium
Life Cycle 08-11 years
Group Sporting and Gundogs
Character Optimistic, Devoted, Confident, Friendly, Outgoing, Trainable
Height Male:21-23 inches
Female: 20-22 inches
Weight Male:50-85 pounds
Female: 48-80 pound
Color Yellow,Black, Cream and other mild colors.
Average price 800 US$


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Hypoallergenic No

Flat-Coated Retriever


Flat-Coated Retriever is lively, exuberant and sweet dog which likes to play and retrieve. Flat Coated Retrievers is a dog quiet indoors but also on the go outdoors. This breed is described as most dedicated and companionable breed of dogs amongst the all breeds and a true family dog. They required exercises regularly to stay with best temperament and behaviour. It is a breed having sensitive nature and very responsive to Training. Wagging tail is the hallmark of this breed.

Power with no lumber and raciness with no poor growing is the conventional description of these Retrievers of Flat-Coated breed. These are strong but graceful not cubby and are most streamlined amongst all retrievers. Rather longer than its tall and fair substance. Head is unique long and of “one piece", all parts running slickly into each other. Smooth and efficient gait is ground covering. It’s Flat and dense coat of only fair length providing resistance with no adding weight. These qualities have resulted in a multitalented and hunter capable of retrieving into water and over the land.

From many different retrievers and spaniel water type dogs in 1800s Flat-Coated Retrievers were developed. Some of them were born with a wavy, flat coat and eventually they were described as a separate breed becoming the Flat-Coated Retriever. These dogs have been used by hunters and fishermen equally. A dominant sense of smell is in them naturally; in addition, they are also brilliant swimmers and are capable of working well in marshy regions. These dogs are amazing bird dog, doing very well retrieving on plains and in areas dense with bushes and trees. In 1915 The AKC recognized Flat-Coated Retrievers. Some of their talents are hunting, retrieving, watchdog, tracking and agility.


The Flat Coated Retriever is vigorous, loving, and affectionate. It is a brilliant cohort for families with kids, and formulates for a good defensive dog as well. It is steady, tidy, and tends to position tough during times of worry. The dog is active, smart, and welcoming and bonds well with family members and its owners. It is a lot over-attentive to visitors and unfamiliar persons, and may come across as too sturdy at times. At rest, they are playful and gentle and take pleasure in keeping the masters and company happy.

The Flat Coated Retriever is gentle and sweet and will frequently take additional steps to be a cheerful companion. They are very joyful by nature and can always greeting new company or guests. It looks as if to maintain its puppy-like excitement into their later years, and will at all times be found busy at play or work. These dogs get pleasure from spending time both outdoors and indoors, yet a very sociable breed. They need affection and constant attention otherwise they may become disinterested with inactivity or bored. Being highly trainable dogs, they may be very sensitive and responsive to their masters and surroundings. A short training session with combination of play can be best course of action for this unique breed. They can get along very well with pets, other dogs, so if there are various flat-coated retrievers in the house or family then they can be trained as flock and group.

They are very intelligent so they can learn new skills and pick up behaviors with no difficulty. They have tendency to do work hard at play or at projects but seldom can get over tired. The Flat Coated Retriever fares well in new surroundings, environments, and settings, always ready to try new things.

Owner Should Know

  1. Flat-coated retrievers are high energy dogs and needs at least one hour and 30 minutes every day. On reaching their physical maturity they compose brilliant jogging buddy.
  2. Flat-coated retriever get maturity at slower rate than other breeds you can find that you are having a rather huge puppy for many years. This ageless puppy can become both frustration and a joy. It is better you look for another breed if you wish to got a dog which is less puppy-like as an adult and quieter.
  3. Flat-Coated Retrievers get pleasure of having contact with human and if they left alone for a prolong time period they may tend to become destructive. Routines may support set up what the dog may expect and decrease their anxiety level.
  4. Flat Coated Retrievers are not suitable for apartment life.
  5. As Flat-Coats are both jolly athlete, like all retrievers, orally fixated- which means they like to chew so Training is key feature and a must with this breed particularly.
  6. Flat-Coated Retriever is not the best choice in homes with young children or fragile senior citizens though it's highly affectionate, they are not aware of their power and can hurt people with their excited jumping and roughhousing.
  7. Although Flat-Coated retrievers are not watchdog or guard dogs but they can bark an alarm. In spite to show deterrence against unfamiliar persons they greet them warmly, happily licking their hands and face as well.
  8. A habit known as coprophagy is there in the Flat-Coated retrievers due to this they may eat their own poop. Pick up Poop as soon as possible if you never want for your dog to snack on it.
  9. Although, Flat Coated Retrievers are known to be healthy breed in relation to others but they have a high rate of cancers.
  10. To acquire a healthy dog, never ever purchase puppies from any negligent breeder, pet store or puppy mill. Look for a breeder who has a best repo in breeding so that he can provide health certificates of that particular puppy you are going to buy. He can provide guarantee of sound temper puppy.

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