Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Information

Flat-Coated Retriever Quick Facts
Flat-Coated Retriever
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: United Kingdom
Nickname: Flatcoat, Flattie, Flatte (Sweden)
Weight: 60-70 lbs
Height: 22-25 inches
Color(s): solid black or liver

Flat-Coated Retriever Appearance

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a strong but elegant dog, with an alert and friendly expression. He is slightly longer than tall. The Flat-Coated Retriever has an angular body with a deep chest. His head is distinctive and well molded. The Flat-Coated Retrievers have strong muscular jaws and a relatively long deep muzzle making him a versatile and athletic hunter capable of retrieving over land and water. The medium size eyes are almond in shape and the well feathered ears are small and hanging. His tail is fairly straight and of moderate length. Its hallmark is its wagging tail.

The Flat-Coated Retriever coat is thick and flat of only moderate length, providing protection without adding weight. The colors can be solid black or liver. The weight of the Flat-Coated Retriever is around 60-70 pounds and the height is around 22-25 inches.

Flat-Coated Retriever Temperament

The Flat-Coated Retriever is an active, lovable, exuberant, energetic breed that loves to play and retrieve. He is on the go outdoors but relatively quiet indoors. This breed is among the most devoted and sociable of dogs. They make a loving family pet and are excellent companions to even small children. They are eager and quick to learn, with a reliable temperament. The Flat-Coated Retriever gets along well with dogs, other pets and loves everyone, even strangers. They are active, obedient and highly trainable, and can get bored easily without variety.

Is Flat-Coated Retriever the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Flat-Coated Retriever is not recommended for apartment life. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. This active dog needs daily walk or jog to be on its best behavior. . He loves the chance to hunt or swim. This is a family oriented dog that needs his family to be happy. The Flat-Coated Retriever does his best when is allowed to live inside and have access to play and run freely in a safe area. He adapts well to any environment.

Flat-Coated Retriever Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Flat-Coated Retriever is around 10 years.

Flat-Coated Retriever Health problems

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are cancer, CHD (Canine Hip Displasia), glaucoma, patellar luxation, diabetes, epilepsy and gastric torsion, for that reason, it is better to feed two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal.

Flat-Coated Retriever Care and Grooming

The Flat-Coated Retriever is relatively easy to groom. Brush them occasionally with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing you will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Their eyes and ears should be check at least ones a week to avoid infections.

Flat-Coated Retriever Shedding

The Flat-Coated Retriever is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.