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Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retrievers are powerful, medium-sized dogs, racy and without any sign of weediness.

About the Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retrievers share a range of characteristics with other retrievers, including sociability with humans and other dogs, natural retrieving skills and a love of water.

These affectionate, energetic dogs maintain their puppy-like excitement well into adulthood and are best suited to active, outdoor orientated families.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Lively / Intelligent / Friendly / Enthusiastic / Confident / Loving

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Patient with children and other animals

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