At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 60 - 70 lbs.

Height: 22" - 24"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Flat-Coated Retriever

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: England (1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Patellar luxation; osteosarcoma

Special Needs
Exercise: The Flat-Coated Retriever needs daily exercise and will enjoy running, swimming and fetching games.

Grooming: The Flat-Coated Retriever requires brushing several times per week.


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