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Flat Coated Retriever
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Flat Coated Retriever Dog Breed South Africa

Breed: Flat Coated Retriever
Alphabetically: F
Country of Origin: England
Color: Black, Liver
Life Expectancy: 8 – 11 years
Height: Female: 56–59 cm, Male: 59–62 cm
Weight: Female: 25–32 kg, Male: 27–36 kg
Litter Size: 5 - 8 puppies
Hypoallergenic: No
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.

Temperament: Outgoing, Devoted, Friendly, Confident, Optimistic

Health Problems: Cancer is common in this breed. Hip dysplasia, PRA, CHD, epilepsy and diabetes are occasionally seen.

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