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Good breeders versus bad breeders -- how to tell the difference! Temperament tests for evaluating Flat-Coated Retriever puppies and adult dogs for sale and adoption.

Flat-Coated Retriever dog breed

Buying or Adopting a Flat-Coated Retriever

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014

Don't get ANY Flat-Coated Retriever until you read my book, Dog Quest: Find The Dog Of Your Dreams.



Girl hugging a dog Adopting a Flat-Coated Retriever From Rescue
Pros and cons of adopting a dog from a rescue group.



Little brown dog saying Pick Me! Adopting a Flat-Coated Retriever From The Animal Shelter
How to find a good dog (purebred or mixed) at the animal shelter or humane society.



Symbols for male and female Male Dogs versus Female Dogs
Which one makes a better pet?



Scale Dog Breeders: How To Find a Good Flat-Coated Retriever Breeder
How to tell the difference between good breeders and clueless breeders.



Girl holding up a puppy and looking at him How To Choose a Good Flat-Coated Retriever Puppy
How to test the temperament and personality of Flat-Coated Retriever puppies and pick the best puppy in a litter.



Pedigree parchment AKC Registered Puppies: Are AKC Papers Important?
Should you consider buying only AKC registered Flat-Coated Retriever puppies? Do AKC papers and pedigrees really matter?



Puppy in a pet shop window Pet Shop Puppies: Buying a Flat-Coated Retriever Puppy From a Pet Store
Oh, I have plenty to say about buying a puppy from a pet shop!