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.
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.