Flat Coated Retriever Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Flat Coated Retriever is that they are smart, active, friendly, loving, sweet, high spirited, cheerful, devoted, outdoorsy and affectionate.
This breed of dog is excellent for family and good with children.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 60 to 70 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to cancer, hip dysplasia, PRA, CHD, epilepsy and diabetes.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience. This breed of dog prefers the outdoors during the daytime but prefers to sleep and live inside. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog makes a lousy watchdog.
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