flat-coated retriever


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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 and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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The flat-coated retriever likely originated sometime during the 19th century in England where the dogs gained favor with gamekeepers.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an uncommon breed, and is likely to stay so.
Now we leap off the delivery table as soon as the fingers and toes have been counted and rush off home to make sure our integrated appliances are gleaming and stripped pine kitchen table is polished so that we can whip up a roasted vegetable couscous in time for the first visitors - Michael, Cassandra, their immaculately dressed twins, Polly and Jasper, and their flat-coated retriever, Samson.
SHOW NEWS 19 April | Flat-coated Retriever Club of Scotland championship show At: 9.
In both instances, for the law-abiding and lawbreaker alike, the flat-coated retriever was often the dog of choice.
WITH THE PRESENCE of a Lab yet the elegance of a setter, the flat-coated retriever is sometimes a puzzling breed to recognize for those who aren't familiar with them.
Here I speak of such organizations as the Labrador Retriever Club, the American Chesapeake Club, the Flat-Coated Retriever Society and so forth.
The flat-coated retriever was developed from a variety of retrievers, spaniels, setters and herding dogs in the middle of the 19th century.
I once judged a working certificate test conducted by the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America.