Judges Education

Judge's Education 

2019 Flat-Coated Retriever National Specialty

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc. will be providing ringside mentoring and a judges education seminar in conjunction with our National Specialty Dog Show and Obedience Trial to be held at the at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Albany, OR June 17th - June 21st.

Ringside mentors will be available on June 20th and 21st and on other days by prior arrangement.

The judge's education seminar will be presented by Kurt Anderson, Judges Education Chairperson on Thursday, June 20th at the conclusion of Bitch judging.

For further information please contact: Kurt Anderson 203-640-6460  email: kurt.kmander@gmail.com

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.
The Flat-Coat is not a long-haired Labrador Retriever or a black Golden Retriever. The Flat-Coat has a racier build throughout with a unique head and coat, silhouette, movement and character.
The efficient hunting retriever will cover a maximum amount of ground in the fewest strides with the least effort. The topline is strong but flexible, not rigid and never soft or weak. The tail is waving but not curled or held much above the level of the topline.