WC/WCX Guidelines for Handlers

This guide provides handlers with information about the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America’s (FCRSA) Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent tests. You’ll find advice for preparing yourself and your dog for the tests, a step-by-step walk-through of each test, answers to questions frequently asked by handlers, and a brief glossary of terms. Our hope is that this guide will help prepare you and your dog for success.

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FCRSA

Flat-Coats are slow maturing dogs but even in the "mature" Flat-Coat there usually remains a spark of joy & mischief!

FCRSA

The Flat-Coat is a thinking dog.

FCRSA

One of the leading authorities on the breed, Dr. Nancy Laughton of Great Britain, refers to the Flat-Coat as a canine Peter Pan.