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flat-coated retriever,

breed of large sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in England in the mid-19th cent. It stands about 23 in. (58 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 65 lb (30 kg). Its dense, flat coat of long, shiny hair may be liver or black in color. Counting the Labrador retriever as one of its ancestors, the flat-coated retriever is a natural water dog. Today it is trained to retrieve from both land and water and is used on a wide variety of game birds. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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"Flatcoated retrievers grow into big dogs that can be highly strung and difficult to handle if you don't have the correct training and experience."
APRIL 20: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland championship, Magnum Leisure Centre, Irvine.
OCTOBER 29: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland's Open Show with three classes of Limited Obedience, in Cochrane Hall, Alva; Rutherglen Canine Club's Open Show in the Sports Centre, Wishaw.
Contact David Rivett, chairman, on 01292-317947 or Marc Raeburn on 01236-731908.SHOW NEWSSATURDAY: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland's Championship Show at Ayr Race Course.
SUNDAY: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland, 21-Class Open Show, with Limited Obedience, Cochrane Hall, Alva,10am.
OCTOBER 31: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland's Open Show with three classes of limited obedience in Alva.
If you want it to talk, it has to be kept away from other birds so that it only hears human speech.SHOW NEWSSATURDAY: Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland's Championship Show in Recreation Centre, Bo'ness at 10am.