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Did you know . . .

  • The Flat-Coated Retriever was admitted to AKC registration in 1915.

  • By 1918, the breed's popularity was overtaken by the modern Labrador Retriever, and by the end of the 1920s by the Golden Retriever. At times, particularly during the two World Wars, registrations dwindled to dangerous levels.

  • The breed's most famous patron was H. R. Cooke, who for over 70 years kept the breed in his fabulous "Riverside" kennel - a kennel perhaps unique among those for any breed of dogs in numbers, quality and awards won in the field and on the show bench.

So you want to own a Flat-Coated Retriever?

    As a pet, the Flat-Coated Retriever adapts easily to city life, but requires considerable amounts of exercise and activity. Since the Flat-Coat is a working hunting retriever, he should be kept in good physical condition.

    The Flat-Coated Retriever loves to play. Because he is a strong dog, supervision is needed around small children.

Looking for breeders?

    For a list of breeders and information about the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, please contact our Membership Secretary, Joan Dever, 13208 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Her e-mail address is Devrfcr@aol.com.

    For a $5.00 printing and mailing fee, the Membership Secretary will mail out information about flat-coats including what to look for in a breeder, a current list of breeders, and a list of planned or expected litters.

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