JUDGING THE FLAT-COATED RETRIEVER

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

by Kurt Anderson Show-Sight Magazine The first impression a judge may get when judging the Flat-Coated Retriever is a ring full of exuberant dogs, all with tails wagging furiously. If judging a puppy class, the "happy and active demeanor" cited in the standard might often be perceived to be taken to new heights. It is the [...]

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 [...]

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