Let’s Try This Again!

By |2020-10-27T18:44:49-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: 2021 Specialty|

A global pandemic may have delayed us, but nothing will stop us from celebrating all things Flat-Coat! Please plan to Join The Fiesta in Wichita Falls, Texas, April 9 - 15, 2021! We are pleased to present our 2021 FCRSA National Specialty Judging Panel!!! All Regular, Non-Regular Classes and Best of Breed:  Ms. Pluis Davern – [...]

2020 Specialty Rescheduled for April 2021 in Wichita Falls, TX!!!

By |2020-04-30T15:31:41-04:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Specialty|

The FCRSA Board and 2020 Show Chairs have officially postponed the August 2020 Texas Specialty and approved rescheduling it to April, 2021 in Wichita Falls, Texas. The 2022 Specialty will still be held, as planned, in Indiana and the York, PA Specialty originally scheduled for 2021 will move to 2023. One good thing to come from [...]

2020 National Specialty Logo Merchandise Now Available Online!

By |2020-02-10T11:12:04-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: 2020 Specialty|

Check out our WebStore for colorful logo printed and stitched Fiesta merchandise! Click Here to visit the 2020 National Specialty Logo Merchandise Shop Cathy Doster of Custom Stitchez will be doing all of our merchandise from hats to coats, shirts to whatever!   We can promise they will be spectacular whether you choose the colorful Fiesta [...]

Don’t Worry Be Happy

By |2019-03-07T02:34:58-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Conformation, Education, Field|

by Claire Koshar Show-Sight Magazine If my Flat-Coated Retrievers could choose a theme song, surely it would be the 1980's hit "Don't Worry Be Happy". At home, the Flat-Coat is a happy and loving member of his family. His sweetness is part of his intrinsic charm.....READ FULL ARTICLE. About the Author: Claire Koshar Claire Koshar, FCRSA [...]

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A Brief History of The Flat-Coated Retriever

By |2019-03-07T02:12:09-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Field, History|

by Karen Peterson Show-Sight Magazine The introduction of shotgun use for hunting in the early 19th century brought a need for biddable dogs to work alongside the hunters, flushing game within gun range, and retrieving on land and in water. The Flat-Coated Retriever was one of the breeds developed on the estates of landed gentry in [...]

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By |2019-03-07T02:00:19-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Conformation, Education, Judging|

by Kurt Anderson Show-Sight Magazine The first impression a judge may get when judging the Flat-Coated Retriever is a ring full of exuberant dogs, all with tails wagging furiously. If judging a puppy class, the "happy and active demeanor" cited in the standard might often be perceived to be taken to new heights. It is the [...]


FCRSA Endorses BetterBred

By |2019-01-24T23:02:42-05:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Health|

by Barbara D Krieger As of January 9, 2019 the FCRSA Board has voted to endorse and recommends the use of the BetterBred Breed Management online software to assist members in analyzing and sharing UC Davis VGL Diversity test results. Purchase your Genetic Diversity Tests on their website: Same $80 price as UC Davis VGL- [...]

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Dog First Aid Basics

By |2017-06-13T22:49:01-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Health|

by Janet Ciarico Among the most important topics in canine health is first aid. Whether at home in the back yard, out in the field, or on a Sunday afternoon walk with your Flat-Coat pal, you never know when an unforeseen accident will happen resulting in your dog needing first aid. This article discusses the [...]

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Being an Advocate for the Dog with Cancer

By |2017-06-26T15:23:36-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Health|

By Carl PozziThis is for Lucy, who was lost to malignant histiocytosis in July 2003, a week short of her fifth birthday.The purpose of this article is to offer tips and suggestions on how to manage the treatment of a dog with cancer. As you know, the incidence of cancer in Flat Coated Retrievers is disturbingly [...]

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Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America is
committed to protecting and advancing the
interests of the breed through health, education,
research, responsible breeding and rescue.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

A determined hunting dog with a small head and mouth can retrieve a large bird, but will not be able to hold it as gently and securely and retrieve repetitively with as much stamina and longevity as the dog with the long head, long muzzle and large, strong jaws.

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