Flat-coated Retriever

Sporting Breed

Flat-coated Retrievers from Sterling and Omega Kennels

The Flat-coated Retriever is a great, tail-waggin’ family dog.  Full of spirit and happiness.  It thrives on getting as much attention from its family as he gives to them.  Very trainable using a varied and fun routine.  Great with children and other pets.  They are best suited for rural life where they can swim and run to get the daily exercise that is essential to their wellbeing.  Just a very happy and pleasant dog.  Needs a weekly brushing.

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Notes for owners
Medium Minimal Great with children.  Not recommended for apartments.  May be “too” friendly.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA ( ita408@comcast.net), and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.