Flat-coated Retriever

Meet the Flat-Coated Retriever, a versatile and exuberant breed known for its glossy black or liver-colored coat.

Origin & History

Originally bred in the mid-19th century in the UK, they were popular as game retrievers on both land and water.

Physical Appearance

They possess a strong, elegant appearance with a long, glossy coat and a unique head shape.

Coat & Grooming

Their dense coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting and to remove loose hairs.


They are known for their friendly and optimistic demeanor, making them excellent family pets.

Training & Socialization

Early socialization and obedience training are crucial for this intelligent and energetic breed.

Health & Lifespan

Generally healthy, they have a lifespan of 10-15 years but can be prone to certain health issues.

Exercise Needs

Being an active breed, they require regular exercise to keep them physically and mentally stimulated.

Diet & Nutrition

A balanced diet is essential for their overall health and well-being.

Fun Fact

They are often referred to as the "Peter Pan" of dogs because of their forever young attitude.


Once one of the most popular retrievers, they are now a rarer sight but still cherished by many.

Living Conditions

They adapt well to various living conditions but thrive with space to play and run.

With Kids & Other Pets

Their gentle and playful nature makes them great companions for kids and other pets.


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