The beautiful Flat-Coated Retriever may not be one of the most popular dog breeds around, but can still be classed as one of the friendliest. These dogs can get along with people of any age and adapt well to any home. They are perfect family companions and make excellent additions to any household. These dogs are famous for their puppy-like nature that gives them a youthful exuberance and lust for life. Also known as Flatties, these dogs simply live to have fun. They enjoy a myriad of games and activities, but will also enjoy curling up at their owner’s feet for an afternoon nap.
With their sleek, silky coats and deep, dark eyes, the Flat-Coated Retriever is also considered a very attractive breed of dog. The coat doesn’t even need much grooming and this dog doesn’t have very severe requirements in general, so it can be well-suited to a variety of owners. Still, as a large dog with a working history, the Flattie needs to get plenty of exercise each day. Without lots of stimulation and interaction, this dog will grow bored and even destructive. They can also be a handful when it comes to training and obedience, but Flatties can become excellent friends to an owner who treats them well.
The Flat-Coated Retriever originated…show more content… These dogs will remain young at heart well into their old age and will always have playful and amusing tendencies. This can be a positive thing, as the Flattie will almost always be cheerful and friendly to the people it meets and can spend hours playing with children. However, this can also be a negative aspect to the breed as Flat-Coated Retriever may become a little boisterous if they don’t get their own way. These dogs need lots of mental and physical stimulation each day to prevent any bad behavior from setting in. The immature nature of a Flattie won’t appeal to every owner, but is usually considered to be endearing and adorable, rather than