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Flat Coated Retriever


The Flat Coated Retriever is an ancient dog breed that originated in England. The breed originated in the 19th century by crossing several hunting dog breeds, such as the Water Spaniel, the Setter and the St. John's Newfoundland. The Flat Coated Retriever was originally bred as a hunting dog for retrieving game, particularly for hunting waterfowl. The breed is known for its athleticism and excellent sense of smell.


The Flat Coated Retriever is known for its friendly and affectionate nature. They are real companion dogs that like to be close to their owner. The breed is also very social and gets along well with other dogs and children. The Flat Coated Retriever is intelligent and has a lot of energy. This makes him an excellent working dog, but he also needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy.


The Flat Coated Retriever is generally a healthy breed, but as with all dog breeds, some hereditary health issues can occur. Some of the health problems that can occur in the Flat Coated Retriever include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and cancer. It is therefore important to have the parents tested for these disorders before breeding with the dog.


The Flat Coated Retriever has a thick, glossy coat that needs regular brushing to remove tangles and excess hair. The breed does shed to some extent, so it is important to maintain the coat properly. In addition, the Flat Coated Retriever needs a lot of exercise, at least an hour a day. They are high energy dogs that love to play and go for walks outside, and they also enjoy swimming. In addition to plenty of exercise, they also need mental stimulation such as games and toys to keep them busy.

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