What's the life expectancy of a Flat-Coated Retriever?
Flat-coated Retriever / Life expectancy
What breeds make a Flat-Coated Retriever?
Spaniels, setters and waterdogs were used to build all retrievers. St. John’s water dogs from Newfoundland, water spaniels and possibly collies were used specifically to develop the flat-coated retriever.
Why flat-coated retrievers are the best?
Flat-Coats are often called the “Peter Pan” of retrievers. They generally mature more slowly than other dogs and maintain their puppylike exuberance for years. This playful energy makes them a wonderful and entertaining companion, but it also means extra time and patience when training them.
Are flat-coated retrievers healthy?
The Flat-Coated Retriever is generally a healthy breed. It has a relatively low rate of hip dysplasia and luxating patellas, in comparison to similar breeds. … Unfortunately, the Flat-Coated Retriever does develop some types of cancer more often than other breeds.