Flat-Coated Retriever

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This dog is loyal, willing to please, and intelligent. Flat-Coated Retrievers are ideally suited to fieldwork but also make a wonderful family pet. This breed has recently enjoyed renewed popularity.PURPOSE OF BREED:The Flat-Coated Retriever is an all-purpose field dog, used primarily to hunt upland game. They are said to be blend of poodles, setters, spaniels, collies and the Newfoundland dogs. This dog has proven to be very versatile.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:10 puppies

Country of origin: 
England
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 26in (66cm) - FEMALE : 22in (56cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 65lbs (30kg) - FEMALE : 50lbs (23kg)
Grooming: 

The coat of a Flat Coated Retriever is dense and as the name suggests it is "flat" with feathering on its legs and tail. This retriever requires weekly brushing to keep it healthy and clean. A Flat Coated Retriever may be black or liver.

Common ailments: 

Knee, hip and eye problems.

Temperament: 

This dog makes a great family pet. They are excellent with children as well as other dogs.

Trivia: 
By 1918, the Flatcoat's popularity was overtaken by the modern Labrador Retriever, and by the end of the 1920s by the Golden Retriever. At times, particularly during the two World Wars, registrations dwindled to dangerous levels. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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