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Flat-Coated Retriever


Overview

Adult Size

  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Silky Coat
  • Smooth Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Liver
  • Yellow

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″

Full Grown Weight

  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Great First Dog!
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Does Well in Hot Weather
  • Thrives in Hot Weather
  • Tolerates Hot Weather Well

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids

Grooming

  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing

Intelligence

  • Genius
  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent

Personality

  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate

Playfulness

  • Playful
  • Very Playful

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Top Life Expectancy

Training Tendencies