FCRSA Endorses BetterBred

By |2019-01-24T23:02:42-05:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Health|

by Barbara D Krieger As of January 9, 2019 the FCRSA Board has voted to endorse and recommends the use of the BetterBred Breed Management online software to assist members in analyzing and sharing UC Davis VGL Diversity test results. Purchase your Genetic Diversity Tests on their website: Same $80 price as UC Davis VGL- [...]

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Dog First Aid Basics

By |2017-06-13T22:49:01-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Health|

by Janet Ciarico Among the most important topics in canine health is first aid. Whether at home in the back yard, out in the field, or on a Sunday afternoon walk with your Flat-Coat pal, you never know when an unforeseen accident will happen resulting in your dog needing first aid. This article discusses the [...]

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Being an Advocate for the Dog with Cancer

By |2017-06-26T15:23:36-04:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: Health|

By Carl PozziThis is for Lucy, who was lost to malignant histiocytosis in July 2003, a week short of her fifth birthday.The purpose of this article is to offer tips and suggestions on how to manage the treatment of a dog with cancer. As you know, the incidence of cancer in Flat Coated Retrievers is disturbingly [...]

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About Spaying and Neutering

By |2017-06-12T15:48:55-04:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Health|

Spaying and neutering (sometimes collectively referred to as speutering or de-sexing) is the sterilization of a dog or cat. Spaying typically refers to the surgical removal of a female animal’s ovaries and uterus (ovariohystorectomy) and neutering refers to the surgical removal of a male animal’s testes (castration). An animal retaining it’s sex organs is “intact” [...]

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Finding the Perfect Pup

By |2017-06-13T21:27:42-04:00December 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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Questions to Ask Your Vet

By |2017-06-13T21:58:57-04:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Health|

Items to Check After Cancer Diagnosis Complete Exam Blood Work X-Ray (spleen, lungs, heart, liver) and Ultra-sound if there is anything unusual If medicine is prescribed discuss the interaction with other drugs the dog is taking (thyroid, rimadyl, adequane, etc.). Are there any side effects? What to watch for. What to expect. Emergency Care Who will [...]

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Glaucoma in the Flat-Coated Retriever

By |2017-06-13T20:59:26-04:00December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Health|

Since the Flat-Coated Retriever is an international breed, the Sharon Myers committee felt it was important to reprint these articles on a very serious health problem in Flat-Coated Retrievers that seems to be emerging in the UK. As all of our dogs come from the same original stock, we offer the following Introduction by James Wood [...]

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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.