The flat-coated retriever, often known simply as the flatcoat, is one of the older retriever breeds, having become popular in Victorian times. Like the golden retriever, the flatcoat tends to mature a little more slowly than a labrador but, once trained, it will be a particularly intelligent and eager gundog.




Other breeds of retrieving dog include the curly coated retriever, the Chesapeake Bay retriever and the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.







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