Flat-coated Retriever Dog Breed

Flat-coated Retrievers

The Lesser Newfoundland and the St. Johns Newfoundland contributed to the Wavy-coated (and subsequently the Flat-coated) Retriever.

Soon after the turn of the century the breeds popularity gave way to pressure by the modern day Labrador Retriever, and a decade later by the Golden Retriever, and Flatcoat stock has never risen above it's former peak. His fall from popularity has kept the Flatcoat out of the hands of the commercial breeder and under control of those interested in retaining his great natural working abilities.

This hunting dog is medium in size, he unafraid of covert places and cold water, shows drive and perseverance. He has great character, and intelligence. He is a real tail-wagger and has a youthful outlook on life into old age. A great companion dog.

Height - 22 to 25 inches. Weight - 60 to 70 pounds.

Coat types - short, dense, flat, black, brown. Average shedder. Some trimming.

Costs - averages $30.00 a month.

Training Information

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc. (M)

Recording Secretary, Kurt Anderson,42 Drazen Drive, North Haven, CT 06473 73210.136@compuserve.com

Breeder Contact, Joan Dever, at: DEVRFCR@aol.com


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