Don’t Worry Be Happy

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Conformation, Education, Field|

by Claire Koshar Show-Sight Magazine If my Flat-Coated Retrievers could choose a theme song, surely it would be the 1980's hit "Don't Worry Be Happy". At home, the Flat-Coat is a happy and loving member of his family. His sweetness is part of his intrinsic charm.....READ FULL ARTICLE. About the Author: Claire Koshar Claire Koshar, FCRSA [...]

A Brief History of The Flat-Coated Retriever

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Education, Field, History|

by Karen Peterson Show-Sight Magazine The introduction of shotgun use for hunting in the early 19th century brought a need for biddable dogs to work alongside the hunters, flushing game within gun range, and retrieving on land and in water. The Flat-Coated Retriever was one of the breeds developed on the estates of landed gentry in [...]

Fetch It Up

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Field, Training|

by Doris Ehret (reprinted from Tailfeathers, newsletter of the Flat-Coated Retriever Club of Illinois) Greetings everyone. My name is Doris Ehret, and I am addicted, you might say, to the field. I obtained my first Flat-Coat in 1989. Gus was a natural in the field and was a favored hunting companion as he often went “on [...]

The Flat-Coated Retriever

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 [...]

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 [...]

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