Flat Coated Retriever Information
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About the Flat Coated Retriever
The Flat Coated Retriever was created in the 1800's in Great Britain as a game retrieving dog.
Today, these dogs are used as both a companion dog and gundog.
Flat Coated Retrievers have a head which has been developed to make retrieving game easy. The skull and muzzle appear to be one large piece because of the "flatness" they seem to have. The muzzle is strong and deep set and glides into the extremely powerful jaws and tight lips. Their eyebrows are raised which give the dog an alert expression. Their round, brownish eyes are set wide apart. Their eyes are somewhat small and thick. They sit close to the head but are short enough to not get into the way when the dog is working. Their nostrils are open and the color varies depending onthe coat color. Their neck is very strong and long which allows them to seek out animals when they are hunting. Their legs are straight and well toned. Their small, powerful feet have very well arched toes and well developed toe pads.Their coat is flat and straight which a high density level. The coat black or liver colored coat protects the dog from all types of weather.
The Flat Coated Retriever is an excellent family dog. They are great with adults and children alike and have a superb temperment. They are gentle and playful and love to show their affection. They are very intelligent and learn quickly therefore training sessions should be short so that the dog dogs not become bored. They are fairly inactive indoors but can become is very active outdoors. They love to play games such as fetch and chase and will continue to do so well into their later years in life. At times, they can be a bit overwhelming to strangers. This dog will be a loyal and devoted companion to their owner for the duration of their life. They will prtect their family when needed and have been known to give sufficient warnings to strangers when danger is near.
These dogs are prone to cancer, diabetes, dysplasia and epilepsy.
Due to the active nature of this breed, Flat Coated Retrievers are not suited for apartment life. These dogs need a fair amount of exercise daily therefore they do best in a home with a large yard.
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