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May 30 , 2008

Flat-Coated Retriever


Friendly, optimistic, and good-natured, the Flat-Coated Retriever may be one of the dog world’s best kept secrets. Elegant as a show dog, easygoing as a family companion, and enthusiastic as a hunting dog, the Flat-Coated Retriever is named for his distinctive sleek, flat coat, colored in solid black or solid liver. As this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide conveys, this natural beauty can thrive in a family willing to give him plenty of attention, proper training and socialization, and sufficient opportunity to run and play. The history chapter presents a concise overview of how this retrieving dog (originally called the Wavy-Coated Retriever) came into being and how it quickly rose to become one of England’s most popular sporting dogs. Author John Wakefield provides much information on the breed’s physical attributes, personality, and special abilities in the chapter on characteristics, effectively painting a portrait of this versatile, easily trained, happy companion dog.
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