Flat Coated Retriever

The Flat Coated Retriever was developed at the start of the 19th century and was originally considered to be a type of Labrador. The breed descends from the Labrador, Irish Setter and Newfoundland and was once very popular. This breed was originally used as a hunter and a fisherman and has a superior sense of smell and makes a good bird dog. The American Kennel Club recognised the Flat Coated Retriever in 1925 and other skills associated with it include retrieving, tracking and agility.

Body Type

This beautiful breed is medium sized to large and features a long head that has a relatively flat skull. The Fat Coated Retriever has a long, strong and deep muzzle that has a gradual and slight stop, while black dogs have a black nose and liver coloured dogs have a brown nose. The teeth come together either in a level or a scissors bite, while the almond-shaped eyes are medium sized and are either hazel or dark brown. The ears are well feathered and fairly small, while they hang to the sides of the head. The chest is wide and deep, while the back is square and rather short. The thick and fine coat is medium in length and lies flat to the body being solid black or solid liver...

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