Flat-coated Retriever Puppies

Flat-coated Retriever Puppies

Just as the name depicts, the Flat-coated Retriever was developed as a retriever. It originated from the United Kingdom and was widely used as a gundog. They were indispensable to fishermen. Today, this gundog breed excels as a family companion. Due to its working heritage, it requires regular and vigorous daily exercises. It is highly considered for being easy to maintain; only needs occasional bathing and brushing.


The Flat-coated Retriever puppies San Diego are best known for their strong muscular jaws. They have a long muzzle which enables them to carry birds and other game. The head is unique and the same length as the muzzle. The head has a minimal stop. The eyes are almond shaped and dark brown in color. The eyes exude an intelligent and friendly expression. The ears are relatively small and usually lie close to the dog’s head. The head flows smoothly to the nicely arched neck. The San Diego Flat-coated Retriever puppy has a straight and strong top-line. The breed is also well angulated front and rear. This is what allows it to move swiftly. It is generally lighter and racier and more elegant than other retriever breeds.


The Flat-coated Retriever puppies San Diego are active, talented and always striving to please their owner. They are outgoing, confident and exuberant. These are the traits that make them perfect as family pets and companions to small kids. They are excellent with kids and have a reliable temperament. The breed is known for its puppy-like attitude. Its high energy makes it appear to be always in happy spirits. It loves to retrieve and play. Generally speaking, the San Diego Flat-coated Retriever puppies are intelligent and loyal companions.

The breed is quite sociable and requires a firm but gentle leadership from the owner. It gets along perfectly with other house pets including dogs. The San Diego Flat-coated Retriever puppy is highly trainable and its intelligent causes it to get bored fast when there is no variety of activities to engage in. Training should include sessions that are fun and short and with no excessive repetition. Over excitement is a sign of lack of sufficient exercising.


The most common health issue is cancer. The breed has a higher risk of cancer than other dog breeds. Regular tests as well as clearances for the hereditary joint conditions must be conducted. Other issues to anticipate for are hip dysplasia and eye conditions. Occasional epilepsy may also be witnessed.


Being bred as a working dog, the San Diego Flat-coated Retriever puppy require a lot of exercises to shed the excess natural energy. It needs daily walks or jogs. Proper exercising will make him happy and calm indoors. It will also require a sizeable yard if being considered for an apartment life. The feathery coat needs weekly brushing and at times trimming. The breed is an average shedder.

Average Size

Height: 22 to 23 inches

Weight: 60 to 70 pounds

Life Expectancy

10 years

Typical Use

A retriever dog and mostly as a family pet or companion

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