At first glance, you may think the Float-Coated Retriever resembles a dark Golden Retriever, but they are in fact a distinctive breed of their own. They are one of the most smart, friendly, adaptable, and cheerful of the breeds. He's also mischievous and exuberant, with a moderately high energy level. Some say they never outgrow their puppy stage, as they are always getting into mischief later on in life. They love everyone, including children and other dogs. Just ensure their exercise needs are met, in order to maintain the sweet, calm temperament that Flat-Coated Retrievers are known for.
Common Health Conditions
- Hemangiosarcoma, lymphosarcoma, and other cancers have been reported in Flat-Coated Retrievers.
- Patellar luxation, commonly known as a “slipped knee cap,” occurs when the patella is displaced from the joint.
- Epilepsy is a catch-all term used to describe seizures. These seizures can be caused by a genetic problem, a tumor, high fever, eating a toxic substance, or many other origins.