Flat Coat Retriever
A game retrieving gun-dog!
Flat Coat Retriever Scientific Classification
- Scientific Name
- Canis Lupus
Flat Coat Retriever Conservation Status
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Flat Coat Retriever Facts
- Common Name
- Flat-Coated Retriever
- A game retrieving gun-dog!
- Gun Dog
Flat Coat Retriever Physical Characteristics
- Skin Type
- 12 years
- 32kg (70lbs)
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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.View all 26 animals that start with F
Flat Coat Retriever FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are Flat Coat Retrievers herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores?
Flat Coat Retrievers are Omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
What Kingdom do Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the Kingdom Animalia.
What class do Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the class Mammalia.
What phylum to Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the phylum Chordata.
What family do Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the family Canidae.
What order do Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the order Carnivora.
What type of covering do Flat Coat Retrievers have?
Flat Coat Retrievers are covered in Hair.
What genus do Flat Coat Retrievers belong to?
Flat Coat Retrievers belong to the genus Canis.
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