Working Certificate/Working Certificate Excellent (WC/WCX)2018-06-18T15:36:17+00:00

Working Certificate (WC) & Working Certificate Excellent Test (WCX)


In 1975 and 1980 respectively, the Working Certificate test (WC) and the Working Certificate Excellent test (WCX) was established by the FCRSA to encourage the further use and development, through training, of the natural working and retrieving abilities of the Flat-Coated Retriever, and as a useful aid in the selection of breeding stock.


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


The Flat-Coat is a thinking dog.


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

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

The Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America is committed to protecting and advancing the interests of the breed through health, education, research, responsible breeding and rescue.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

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.