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Flat-Coated Retriever
The Peter Pan of retrievers is known for its sense of humor.
Height: 22 to 24.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 70 pounds
Coat: medium-length and shiny
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The Flat-Coated Retriever was originally developed as a dual-purpose retriever of game on land and from water, and he's still popular for that purpose today. He also competes in obedience, rally, and agility, is a super therapy dog, and is an ideal companion for people who enjoy are looking for an active breed.
Flat-Coated Retriever profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
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Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
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Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
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Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
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