Flat-Coated Retriever FCI Standard
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a noble and sturdy working dog, always eager to please. This breed is extremely energetic, cheerful, confident and outgoing. The Flat-Coated Retriever makes an excellent loving family companion.
A gamekeeper J. Hull, who owned black Wavy-Coated Retriever female and her daughter, was the first to initiate the Flat-Coated Retriever breeding program in 1864. In 1873 Mr. Sewallis E. Shirley, the founder of the Kennel Club (England), helped to stabilize the breed’s appearance and abilities. These two breeders helped to elevate the of the breed popularity. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1915.
The Flat-Coated Retriever needs a lot of attention and should never be left alone for a long time as it is prone to separation anxiety. It needs constant, gentle, but firm leadership from its family. This breed also gets along well with dogs and other pets.
• different eye problems;
• canine hip dysplasia (CHD);
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