Flat-coated Retrievers are wonderful dogs, but are not the ideal dog for every home situation. They are lively and clever and are considered to be the "Peter Pans" of the dog breeds as they are slow to mature both physically and mentally. They are not the kind of dog that settles down at a year old and is happy to lie by the back door all day long. They need a job to do, plenty of exercise, attention and mental activity. We love this about them, but recognize not everyone wants to live with an 'eternal puppy'. It's more work not to exercise them than it is to exercise them.
The information in this application will help us to decide if you are a suitable home for one of our puppies. If we do feel that your home is a good fit for one of our Flat-coated Retrievers, the information provided below will help us to match the right puppy to your home and lifestyle.