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 Forever Adolescent Flat-Coat

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 [...]

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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