Understanding the Flat-Coated Retriever Head

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Breeders, Conformation, Judging|

By Sally J. Terroux (Re-posted from AKC Gazette, October 2007, Vol. 124, No. 10) Part One In the United States we seem to be chasing length of muzzle, which is commendable except that we are losing breadth and depth. British authority Stanley O’Neill said of this, “All writers agree that the foreface should be broad at [...]

Understanding the Flat-Coated Retriever Head Part 2

June 11th, 2017|Categories: Breeders, Conformation, Judging|

By Sally J. Terroux (Re-posted from AKC Gazette, July 2008, Vol. 125, No. 7) Part Two The best guidelines for examining and evaluating the Flat-Coat head are the two outline drawings that appear in our illustrated breed standard. The Flat-Coat head should be evaluated from the side, as shown in one of the outline drawings, to [...]

Choosing a Responsible Breeder

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Breeders|

Purchasing a Flat-Coated Retriever puppy is a commitment that will last the lifetime of that puppy.  The best way to obtain a healthy, properly raised and socialized FCR puppy is to purchase your puppy from a conscientious breeder with a long term commitment to the breed.  FCRSA maintains a list of member breeders who have signed [...]

So You Want to Breed Your Flat-Coat? Think Again!

January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Breeders, Education|

By Andrea Holsinger Most Flat-Coat owners love their dogs. As a matter of fact, it has been the relationship between dog and owner that is the heart of the Flat-Coat breed. However, loving your dog is not a reason to breed your dog. Instead, you must love the breed enough to become the most knowledgeable and [...]

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