by Kurt Anderson
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 happy-go-lucky attitude of the Flat-Coat that many find so engaging and very much characteristic of the breed.....READ FULL ARTICLE.
Biography: Kurt D. Anderson
Kurt's involvement in purebred dogs began in 1974 with the purchase of our first retriever, a Golden Retriever. "We purchased our first Flat-Coated Retriever in 1985. Since then I have bred, owned or handled in excess of 20 AKC Champions, and many of which have or held titles in field, obedience and agility. Our dogs have won multiple national specialties in Canada and have won multiple supported entries and boosters in both the U.S. and Canada."
Past President and current Delegate to the American Kennel Club for the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of American, Kurt is approved to judge Flat-Coats, Goldens, Labrador and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers as well as Junior Showmanship.