So you’re looking to adopt an Flat-Coated Retriever, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Flat-Coated Retriever’s eponymous flat-lying coat comes in lustrous black or liver, with feathering at the legs and tail. A distinctive breed hallmark is the long head—unique among retrievers—which projects a smart and kindly expression. A Flat-Coat will stand as tall as a Labrador Retriever, but in silhouette they present a leaner, more elegant look.Dogdom’s champion tail-waggers, Flat-Coats are among the happiest of all breeds. They mature slowly; some owners say that they never grow up at all, retaining a puppyish taste for rambunctious mischief into old age. This can be either delightful or exasperating, depending on your tolerance for such monkeyshines. This highly energetic breed requires lots of outdoorsy exercise. The Peter Pan of the Sporting Group, the forever-young Flat-Coated Retriever is a gundog of relatively recent origin. Happy, self-assured, and willing to please, a good Flat-Coat will retrieve a duck or a show ribbon with equal aplomb.”
An Flat-Coated Retriever typically ranges from 55.88cm to 62.230000000000004cm in height, and weighs from 27.2155422kg to 31.751465900000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Flat-Coated Retriever breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Flat-Coated Retriever insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.