Original Name : Flat-Coated Retriever
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Flat, Coated
Male size : 23-24 inches
Male weight : 60-80 lbs
Female size : 22-23 inches
Female weight : 55-70 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Flat-Coated Retrievers are powerful medium-sized dogs without lumbar, racy but without any sign of weediness. Generously endowed with natural gundog instincts, they are lively, self-assured and kind.
Long and well molded with flat skull of moderate width.
Short, square loins, deep, fairly broad chest with well defined brisket.
Black or liver only.
Small and well set, close to the side of the head.
Short, straight, well set, carried cheerfully but never above the topline.
Dense, fine to medium texture, good quality, as flat as possible.
Flat-Coated Retrievers show a range of characteristics with other retrievers, including sociability with humans and other dogs, natural retrieving skills and a love of water. They were first bred in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, based on stock from Newfoundland as well as setters. Labrador blood was also put into the mix to add retriever skills and natural beauty.