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Photographing Black Dogs

By | 2017-06-13T21:16:29+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Art & Photography, Education|

By Christopher Butler, cjb@adobe.com Use low contrast film such as that used for weddings. It's designed for grooms in dark suits and brides in white dresses, similar to the problem you state. Fuji NPH (ASA 400), Fuji NPS (ASA 160), Kodak PRN (ASA 100, discontinued), Kodak Portra (160 or 400), Kodak VPS (ASA 160) are all [...]

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

By | 2017-06-13T20:06:53+00:00 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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Puppies and Tracking

By | 2017-07-10T17:54:58+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, Tracking, Training|

By Joe Hamzy My experience in training puppies to track is limited to my own dogs.  All are Flat-Coated Retrievers.  Kelsey was two when we started tracking training so she doesn’t count as a puppy, even though she acted like one.  Rory started tracking at 6 months old.  The others started at six to eight weeks [...]

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Is A Flat-Coat Right For You?

By | 2017-06-13T20:12:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, FAQ - Purchasing a FCR|

By Diane Badget How true is it that not everyone should be owned by a Flat-Coat? Try this tongue-in-cheek list of requirements on for size! You can sneak a dog hair out of the butter with dinner guests present and not get caught. You can convince the world that you are a fashion trendsetter, and that [...]

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The Forever Adolescent Flat-Coat

By | 2017-06-13T20:26:37+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Education, FAQ - Purchasing a FCR, Training|

By Sally J. Terroux Flat-Coats are slow maturing dogs (usually 3 to 5 years) but even in the "mature" Flat-Coat there usually remains a spark of joy and mischief. One of the leading authorities on the breed, Dr. Nancy Laughton of Great Britain, refers to the Flat-Coat as a canine Peter Pan. This is an endearing [...]

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The Flat-Coated Retriever

By | 2017-06-13T20:50:59+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Conformation, Education, Field|

By Stanley J. O'Neill Some have said the Flatcoated Retriever fell between two stools, show and work. Purcell Llewellin, whose name will never die whilst an English Setter lives wrote "I have always been handicapped by trying to combine type and working points. If I had ignored type, and gone, as my opponents do, for work [...]

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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.