Flat-Coated Retriever Information
Flat-Coated Retrievers are known best for their lustrous coats. Their beautiful, glossy fur is long and flat with a feathered appearance on the legs and tail. The color can be black or liver. Not only does the coat look good, it also serves an important purpose by protecting these dogs from harsh terrain, inclement weather and cold water.
In addition to its glorious mane, the Flat Coat is also differentiated from other retrievers by having a leaner, slimmer profile. They share same personality traits, however, including: a cheerful, fun-loving personality; need for lots and lots of exercise; high intelligence; easy trainability; and a great nose for hunting. In fact, the Flat-Coated Retriever was selectively bred for bird hunting.