The Flat-Coated Retriever is a lively and intelligent breed. As a hunting retriever, the Flat-Coated Retriever is agile and quick in speed. This dog will take on a task with ease and not stop until the job is done.
This breed may have coats of solid liver or solid black color tones. The Flat-Coated Retriever stands approximately 22 to 24 ½ inches high at the shoulder.
Due to the even temperament of the Flat-Coated Retriever, it is easy to understand how this dog is often a favorite of families. Although it is a working dog by nature, it is highly content lounging with the family and playing outdoors with them as well. The Flat-Coated Retriever is sensible and extremely intelligent. Training this breed is quite successful due to his willingness to listen to commands.
When grooming the Flat-Coated Retriever, pet owners don’t have to worry about it taking too long to do. This dog has an average length coat which is fine with an occasional brushing each week and the dog owner may take their pup to the professional groomer from time to time or bathe their Flat-Coated Retriever at home.
Overall, the Flat-Coated Retriever is a friendly, but will alert his owners of anything out of the ordinary when need be. Due to its working dog characteristics, the Flat-Coated Retriever should get a good amount of exercise each day and a fenced-in yard is ideal. Single family homes are best for this dog due to his larger body size.
Whether you want a dog breed as a hunting companion or wish to add a Flat-Coated Retriever to your home as a family pet, this breed is an excellent choice.