The Flat-Coated Retriever is a gundog breed originating from the United Kingdom. It was developed as a retriever both on land and in the water. Originating in the mid-19th century in England, the Flat-Coated Retriever gained popularity as a gamekeeper’s dog. The first examples of the breed were introduced around 1860, but the final type was only established 20 years later. After its introduction into the U.S., the Flat-Coated Retriever began to quickly gain in popularity as a gun dog, and from 1873 when the breed became a “stable type” according to the American Kennel Club until 1915 when it was officially recognized as a breed.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an active, multitalented bird dog with a strong desire to please people. Exuberant, confident, and outgoing, they make a loving family pet and can be companions to small children, provided adults are nearby to direct this dog’s boisterous enthusiasm.
Average to considerable, these retrievers require plenty of exercise and engagement to help channel their natural sporting energy. Eager and quick to learn, they are best trained in short intervals, as they may bore with repetition.
From 59 to 61 cm and 56 to 59 cm / From 27 to 36 kg (M) and 25 to 32 kg
Glossy and smooth.
Black, liver and yellow (blonde).
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)