Flat-Coated Retriever
Flat-Coated Retriever
Size
Large
Height
Males – 23 to 24.5 inches, Females – 22 to 23 inches
Weight
60 to 70 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Solid black or solid liver
Energy
High
Activities
Hunting, Field Trials, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Conformation

An excellent bird dog and swimmer, the Flat-Coated Retriever has a friendly personality and ever-wagging tail, making him an outstanding family pet. This intelligent, gentle breed is easily trained. The Flat-Coated Retriever has a puppy-like exuberance throughout his life. An active breed, he needs vigorous daily exercise and minimal grooming for his feathered coat.

Did you know?

The Flat-Coated Retriever’s ancestors include the Newfoundland, English Setter, as well as sheepdogs and spaniel-like water dogs.A fairly popular breed prior to World War I, the Flat-Coated Retriever was overtaken in popularity by the Labrador and Golden Retrievers.

Training Flat-Coated Retrievers

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.