Other name: Flat Coated Retriever
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a medium to large dog, with harmonious lines, presenting an overall appearance of power, but without heaviness. The expression of the Flat-Coated Retriever is lively and intelligent. He has several points of resemblance to the Golden-Retriever and the Labrador-Retriever, but he is less well known.
|Weight and size|
|Female||From 25 kg to 32 kg||From 56 cm to 59 cm|
|Male||From 27 kg to 36 kg||From 59 cm to 62 cm|
History of the breed
The origins of the Flat-Coated Retriever are believed to be on the island of Newfoundland, in present-day Canada . It appears that this dog had been used by local fishermen to help them retrieve fish that escaped from their fishing nets. The Flat-Coated Retriever was then imported to England, where, from the 19th century, breeders crossed it with several other breeds (including the Irish Setter, Labrador-Retriever and arguably the Newfoundland) in order to ” optimize your hunting qualities. Cousin of the Golden-Retriever and the Labrador-Retriever. The Flat-Coated Retriever breed was definitively recognized by the FCI on December 23, 1954.
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His hair: long and generous, especially on the limbs and tail. Dense, fairly fine in texture, lying flat. The whole gives it an additional touch of elegance.
Its color: black or brown (liver).
His head: long, well molded, with a flat and moderately broad skull, a slightly marked stop between the eyes, never accentuated.
His ears: small in size, well attached and well applied against the head.
His eyes: medium, dark brown to nutty, displaying an expression of liveliness and intelligence. Never prominent.
Its body: the kidney is short and square, the chest well let down and quite broad, the front ribs quite flat and well sprung in the center (less towards the back).
Its tail: short, well attached, straight, carried happily, but never too much above the level of the back.
Behavior and character
|Barks / howls|
Behavior with others
|Cohabitation with children|
|Sociable with other animals|
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an alert, energetic, extremely cheerful and very kind dog. Very attached to his family , he is particularly gentle with children . Devoid of aggressiveness, he does not tolerate loneliness quite well . The Flat-Coated Retriever is naturally good at hunting. He is indeed a top-notch working dog who always works with enthusiasm. He is a very sociable dog with all animals .
The Flat-Coated Retriever
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The Flat-Coated Retriever must receive an education based on both firmness and consistency, without seeking the balance of power. Lively, intelligent and spirited, the Flat-Coated Retriever learns quickly through play and rewards. He is a very easy to train and very obedient dog.