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Flat Coat Retriever


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Flat Coat Retriever
A retriever is a type of gun dog that retrieves game for a hunter. Generally gun-dogs are divided into three major classifications: retrievers, flushing spaniels, and pointing breeds.

Retrievers were bred primarily to retrieve birds or other prey and return them to the hunter without damage. Although spaniels and some pointing breeds routinely retrieve game, and many retrievers are skilled in finding game, retrievers are distinguished in that non-slip retrieval is their primary function.

As a result, retriever breeds are bred for soft mouths and a great willingness to please, learn, and obey. A soft mouth refers to the willingness of the dog to carry game in its mouth without biting into it. Hard mouth is a serious fault in a hunting dog and is one that is very difficult to correct. A hard-mouthed dog renders game unpresentable or at worst inedible.


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Flat Coat Retriever Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Flat-Coated Retriever
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Great Britain
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
58cm (23in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
32kg (70lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
12 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Gun Dog