Country of Origin: England
Height: Female: 56–59 cm, Male: 59–62 cm
Weight: Female: 25–32 kg, Male: 27–36 kg
Color: Black, Liver
Life Expectancy: 8 – 11 years
Temperament: Outgoing, Devoted, Friendly, Confident, Optimistic
Litter Size: 5 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: Cancer is common in this breed. Hip dysplasia, PRA, CHD, epilepsy and diabetes are occasionally seen.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a beautiful black or liver-colored retriever sporting a sleek, medium-length, thick, fine coat with well-feathered legs, tail and chest.
His long head is molded and sleek, with a wide muzzle and barely apparent stop.
The eyes are dark brown or hazel, with an intelligent expression.
The moderately small ears lay flat against the head. The nose should be black for black coats and brown for liver coats.
The chest is deep and wide. Its back is short and square. Its legs are muscular and the feet are round and strong.