Flat-Coated Retriever

Other names : Flatcoat, Flattie

Photo: adult dog of Flat-Coated Retriever breed
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Life expectancy

The Flat-Coated Retriever has a life expectancy of between 8 and 10 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 23 in
Male Between 23 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 71 lb
Male Between 60 and 79 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Flat-Coated Retriever costs between £760 and £900

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More details about the Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retriever: Origins and history

The ancestor of the Flat-coat breed was created in the middle of the 1800s; successive inbreeding with the North American water dog, native collies and the Newfoundland dog is thought to have given rise to the Flat-coated Retriever familiar to us today. The pedigree was finally established in 1880. The hereditary of this dog is believed to be the cause of its predisposition to the cancers listed above.

FCI classification of the Flat-Coated Retriever

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 1 : Retrievers

Training a Flat-Coated Retriever

The Flattie’s extended puppyhood can cause some problems when it comes to training. As well as being a wilful dog, it will test human boundaries and patience, and lose attention very quickly. Training should be consistent and forthright but not harsh: the dog’s behaviour will only worsen if it is shouted at. Successful training of a Flat-coat results in the dog’s exceptionally obedient behaviour.

Flat-Coated Retriever: Purchase price

The price for a Flat-Coated Retriever can vary according to its origin, gender and age. For a dog registered at the Kennel Club, they will cost on average £900.

Concerning your average monthly budget to satisfy your Flat-Coated Retriever’s needs, it will vary between £120 and £175 per month.

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