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Intro to the Flat-Coated Retriever


Country of Origin: England

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 8-10 years
Weight: 27-36 kg (male), 25-32kg (female)
Height: 59-62 cm (male), 56-59cm (female)


The Flat-Coat is a cheerful, devoted companion who requires and appreciates living with and interacting as a member of his family. To reach full potential in any endeavor he absolutely must have a strong personal bond and affectionate individual attention. He is a responsive, loving member of the family, a versatile working dog, multi-talented, sensible, bright and tractable. The distinctive and most important features of the Flat-Coat are the silhouette (both moving and standing), smooth effortless movement, head type, coat and character. Coat is of moderate length density and fullness, with a high lustre. The ideal coat is straight and flat lying. They come in the colours of solid black or solid liver.



Information brought to Pups of Sydney by Flat-Coated Retriever Association of Victoria the American Kennel Club


Images courtesy of Zuzapala


Meet the Breed