FAQ – Purchasing a FCR

/FAQ - Purchasing a FCR

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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Adopting An Older Dog

By | 2017-06-13T21:25:37+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: FAQ - Purchasing a FCR, Rescue|

Thinking of adopting a dog? Please consider adopting an older dog. The photo below is Velvet who joined our family in the Fall of 2008. At the time she was 10 ½ years old, and I am sure a lot of folks would have passed her by as being “too old”.  Old dogs CAN learn new [...]

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Finding the Perfect Pup

By | 2017-06-13T21:27:42+00:00 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 [...]

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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.