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Flat-Coated Retriever Info

Flat-Coated Retriever Breed Information

Learn all about Flat-Coated Retrievers at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Flat-Coated Retriever, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Flat-Coated Retriever breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 9-11 years Height: 22-23" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 60-70 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Flat-Coated Retriever breed has a typical lifespan of 9 to 11 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Flat-Coated Retriever should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Flat-Coated Retriever Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Flat-Coated Retriever Temperament

intelligent breed loves making friends. With its stable temperament, the Flat Coated Retriever makes an excellent family dog and loves being around children. They have a puppy-like demeanor throughout their lives. The Flat Coated Retriever is quiet indoors and very active outdoors.

Health Problems

Cancer, Hip dysplasia, PRA, CHD, epilepsy and diabetes

Flat-Coated Retriever Coat

Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Colors

Solid black or liver

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