The Flat-Coated Retriever had ancestors including the Newfoundland, sheepdog, setter and spaniel dogs. This dog was popular with fishermen and was frequently traded between North America and Britain where he became known as a Labrador. Eventually he took on his own Flat Coated-Retriever breed.

He works well on the ground and in the water, and is an excellent show dog as well, performing in agility and obedience events. He’s a cheerful dog and his tail is always wagging. He’s an excellent family pet but needs regular, vigorous exercise because of his history as a working dog. His coat is a liver or black colour and it’s flat and straight. He only needs occasional bathing and brushing. His height is 22 – 24.5 inches.