As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.
History of Flat-coated Retriever
Although a British dog, it derives from two American breeds - the Labrador and the Newfoundland.
The breed declined after the First World War, having been kept largely as a working dog.
Identification keys of Flat-coated Retriever
straight, well-boned forelegs
flat skull and long head
short, well-feathered tail
round, strong feet with arched toes and thick soles
Welsh Springer Spaniel Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.
History of Welsh Springer Spaniel
A clue to the possible age of this breed comes from a […]
Labrador Retriever The tail is the most distinctive feature of this intelligent, short-coated retriever. It has a thick base, tapering along its length, with no signs of feathering. A short-coupled, solid dog, it has a broad skull, wide nose, and powerful neck.
History of Labrador Retriever
The Labrador […]
Épagneul Picard This is another of the older French breeds of spaniel which displays an obvious relationship to the setters. The Picard can be distinguished by its characteristic tri-coloured appearance, with tan, liver, and white areas apparent in its coat.
History of Épagneul Picard
Closely related […]
Field Spaniel The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.
History of Field Spaniel
After the Field Spaniel was separated from the Cocker in 1892, crossings […]
Golden Retriever The coloration of this retriever has helped to make it one of the most popular of all breeds. The coat can vary from shades of cream to gold, but must not be red. The Golden Retriever is a responsive dog to train, and provided it receives plenty of exercise it makes an excellent family […]