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Flat Coated Retriever

Overview of Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of Flat Coated Retriever is Glossy and smooth . Basic origin of Flat Coated Retriever is United kingdom. Flat Coated Retriever is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest, Flat Coated Retriever is commonly Outgoing, Devoted, Friendly, Confident, Optimistic
Flat Coated Retriever is available in Black, liver and yellow (blonde) Colors.

Height and weight of Flat Coated Retriever

Adult Male of Flat Coated Retriever is about 27–36 kg (60–79 lb) and adult female of Flat Coated Retriever is about 25–32 kg (55–71 lb) in Weight.
Height of Flat Coated Retriever is commonly 59–61 cm (23–24 in).

Common Health Issues of Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever has tendency to suffer from hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, glaucoma and epilepsy  

Appearance of Flat Coated Retriever

The Flat Coated Retriever has strong muscular jaws and a relatively long muzzle to allow for the carrying of birds and upland game. Its head is unique to the breed and is described as being of one piece with a minimal stop and a backskull of about the same length as the muzzle. It has almond-shaped, dark brown eyes with an intelligent, friendly expression. The ears are pendant, relatively small, and lie close to the head. The occiput (the bone at the back of the skull) is not to be accentuated (as it is in setters, for example) with the head flowing smoothly into a well-arched neck. The topline is strong and straight with a well-feathered tail of moderate length held straight off the back. This breed should be well-angulated front and rear, allowing for open, effortless movement. It is lighter, racier, and more elegant in appearance than the other retriever breeds.

Working Class of Flat Coated Retriever

Basically Flat Coated Retriever is Companion dog but is also used as Watch and Guard dog.

Training of Flat Coated Retriever

Flat Coated Retriever is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Flat Coated Retriever.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Flat Coated Retriever should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Flat Coated Retriever

Daily exercise for your Flat Coated Retriever is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Flat Coated Retriever is recommended Fetching,Running,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Flat Coated Retriever with children and other pets

good with kids and other animals

Special instructions related to your Flat Coated Retriever

Eager and quick to learn, they are best trained in short intervals, as they may bore with repetition. This breed retains its youthful, puppy like outlook and demeanor well into old age. Paddy Petch, author of The Complete Flat Coated Retriever, refers to these dogs as the Peter Pan of the retriever breeds, given they never quite grow up.

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