Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

How to care for your Flat-Coated Retriever. Honest advice on caring for Flat-Coated Retriever puppies and adult dogs. Feeding, training, and health care.

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By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014



Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Breed Review

Dog breed reviewWhat's Good About 'Em,
What's Bad About 'Em.


The most honest dog breed review you'll ever find. Temperament, personality, behavior, traits, and characteristics. As an Obedience Instructor and Breed Selection Consultant for over 30 years, I give you my honest opinions about the breed – I hold nothing back.

Flat-Coated Retriever FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the traits and characteristics of Flat-Coated Retrievers.


Training Flat-Coated Retrievers

I'll show you how to teach your Flat-Coated Retriever puppy or adult dog to listen to you and do what you say. My training methods are based on respect and sensible leadership. No hitting, yelling, choke collars, shock collars, or clicker training.

Flat-Coated Retriever Health & Feeding

Learn about the best dog foods, vaccinations and booster shots (needed or not?), natural treatments for Flat-Coated Retriever health problems, spaying and neutering pros and cons, and more.

Buying or Adopting a Flat-Coated Retriever

Good breeders versus bad breeders – how to tell the difference. Adopting your Flat-Coated Retriever from a rescue group. Temperament tests for evaluating Flat-Coated Retriever puppies and adult dogs for sale or adoption.