Weight: 60 - 70 lbs.
Height: 22" - 24"
Life Span: 10 - 14 years
Health Problems: Patellar luxation; osteosarcoma
Origin: England (1800s)
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog
The Flat-Coated Retriever needs daily exercise and will enjoy running, swimming and fetching games.
The Flat-Coated Retriever requires brushing several times per week.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is known to be extremely friendly. Although this breed enjoys children and other animals, early socialization and obedience training is necessary to prevent it from becoming unfriendly toward strangers. This breed is intelligent and tends to be a quick learner.
Compatibility with Kids
The Flat-Coated Retriever is known as a devoted family dog.
The breed originated in England during the 1800s, where it was developed to retrieve hunted birds. It is thought to be a descendant of the Labrador and Newfoundland. It was recognized by the AKC in 1915.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is known for its constantly wagging tail.
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