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Flat-Coated Retriever

Our Flat Coated Retriever gifts and collectibles are handmade from exclusive dog art by Gone Doggin. Gone Doggin artwork features the breed in their natural environment and accurately depicts the dog breed as described by the breed standards. Truly unique collectible gifts for dog lovers.

The Flat-Coated Retriever belongs to the sporting group and was first recognized by the AKC in 1915. The Flat-Coat is described by all as a cheerful, optimistic and good-humored. This dog breed the Flat-Coat excels as a family companion. He requires regular vigorous exercise however, due to his working heritage. The Flat-Coat's ancestry includes the "Retriever Proper," a cross-breed emerging from the Large Newfoundland, setter, sheepdog, and spaniel-like water dogs. These retrievers were invaluable to fishermen and often traded between Britain and North America, where they became known as generic "Labrador" dogs. Eventually, a breed known as the Wavy-Coated (subsequently Flat-Coated) Retriever appeared and became distinct to these "Labrador" dogs.

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