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The AKC recognizes 6 different Retriever breeds. The Wavy-Coated Retriever and the Flat Coated Retriever are considered two different retriever breeds by the AKC.

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The Wavy-Coated Retriever and the Flat Coated Retriever are the same breed. The Flat-Coat was once known as the Wavy-Coated Retriever - AKC

PLD, a condition that leads to glaucoma in dogs, is significantly more common in the FCR than in a random selection of dogs from other breeds.

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PLD is significantly more common in the FCR than in a random selection of dogs from other breeds. PLD is inherited in the FCR and has a high degree of inheritability - Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

FCR's are known as a LOW shedding breed.

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FCR's are considered a slow maturing breed and may retain their puppy-like behaviors even as an adult.

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Flat-Coats are slow maturing dogs (usually 3 to 5 years) but even in the "mature" Flat-Coat there usually remains a spark of joy and mischief - Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America

Flat Coated Retrievers are prone to certain cancers that tend to appear at a younger age than many other breeds.

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The most common cause of death in Flat-Coats is cancer (about 70%). Even more tragic is the young age (around 4 years old) at which cancer appears in so many Flat-Coats - yourpurebredpuppy.com / inverse.com

Identify the Flat Coated Retriever.

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1. Labrador Retriever / 2. Flat Coated Retriever

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According to AKC breed standard, accepted colors for a Float Coated retriever coat are black, liver and cream.

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Color: Solid black or solid liver. Disqualification-Yellow, cream or any color other than black or liver - AKC breed standard

A mutation the the POMC gene as been identified in some Flat Coated Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers. This gene is responsible for the development of brain cancer in these breeds.

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the POMC gene mutation has only been shown to play a role in Labrador Retrievers and the closely-related Flat Coated Retriever. the POMC gene, known to regulate appetite, that has been associated with increased appetite and obesity in dogs-these dogs are currently being used as a model for human obesity in some studies-vcahospitals.com

FCR's are known as friendly and intelligent. While they may not make the best guard dogs, they usually make great family dogs,

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Flat Coated Retriever's generally do not like the water and are not the best swimmers.

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