Field Training with Your Flat-Coat

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Field, Training|

By Mary Young This article discusses some basic training ideas that may be helpful in developing your Flat-coat as a hunting companion and perhaps also in preparation for organized events such as hunt tests or working certificates. Some guidelines for young puppies… If you have acquired a young Flat-coat puppy, the time to start training your [...]

Finding the Perfect Pup

December 28th, 2016|Categories: FAQ - Purchasing a FCR, Health|

By John Bulger So you think you want a Flat-Coated Retriever. Wonderful! They are fantastic companions and talented performance event competitors. They are versatile hunting partners, at home in both waterfowl and upland game settings. You say you just want a pet? Flat-Coats excel in this category too! This breed is not for everyone; you need [...]

Questions to Ask Your Vet

December 28th, 2016|Categories: Health|

Items to Check After Cancer Diagnosis Complete Exam Blood Work X-Ray (spleen, lungs, heart, liver) and Ultra-sound if there is anything unusual If medicine is prescribed discuss the interaction with other drugs the dog is taking (thyroid, rimadyl, adequane, etc.). Are there any side effects? What to watch for. What to expect. Emergency Care Who will [...]

Glaucoma in the Flat-Coated Retriever

December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Health|

Since the Flat-Coated Retriever is an international breed, the Sharon Myers committee felt it was important to reprint these articles on a very serious health problem in Flat-Coated Retrievers that seems to be emerging in the UK. As all of our dogs come from the same original stock, we offer the following Introduction by James Wood [...]

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