Flat-Coated Retriever

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in England in the mid 19th century
  • He came to the United States in 1860
  • He was bred as a hunting dog to flush and retrieve birds

Personality and Behavior

  • He has a cheerful and upbeat nature; his tail is always wagging
  • He bonds strongly with his owner and family
  • He has lots of energy and loves to run around and play
  • He gets along well with other animals
  • He loves to give kisses to his human friends
  • He likes to spend lots of time outside everyday
  • He loves swimming
  • He doesn't like being left alone


  • He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.


  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

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