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As you will see from our site, our dogs are first and foremost, a part of our family. Flat-Coats are very social, affectionate dogs that need to have close ties with their human family. The breed standard describes their Character as ...."a cheerful devoted companion who requires and appreciates living with and interacting as a member of his family...."
We are members of the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America and the Mid-Atlantic Flat-Coated Retriever Club. Our dogs enjoy competing in Conformation, Rally, Nosework, BarnHunt, Obedience, Tracking and Flyball. Two of our dogs were Bright & Beautiful Therapy Dogs where we volunteered for "Paws for Reading", a local library program where children read to dogs to encourage confidence and promote reading.
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Flat-Coats can be described so many ways such as: Affectionate, Silly, Versatile, Family Companion, Goofy, Peter Pan, Loyal, Loving, Highly Intelligent, Water loving, Sensitive, Puppy-like, Energetic, Friendly, Talented, Light-Hearted and Devoted......these are just a few words to describe this wonderful breed. Flat-Coats are not for everyone, before bringing any dog into your home, please research the breed and determine if it is the right dog for you.
This page was last updated: November 15, 2017