11 Flat-Coated Retrievers Doing What They Do Best: Being Handsome And Fun-Loving

It's hard to decide which feature is more outstanding in the Flat-Coated Retriever -- his elegant looks, his keen retrieving abilities or his cheerful, happy personality. The breed is beloved for its affectionate and outgoing character as a family companion -- good-natured, with a puppyish zest for life even into old age. And here are 11 Flat-Coated Retrievers doing what they do best: loving their families and having fun.


1. These vigorous dogs needs lots of exercise and they delight in being outdoors. Whether it's a romp in the snow...


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2. A game of frisbee...


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3. A hike in the mountains...


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4. Or a swim on a hot day.


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5. And speaking of water, hunters prize the Flat-Coated Retriever for his superb retrieving abilities. Even (or especially) in water.


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6. Retrieving is in their blood, even if what they bring back is a giant stick. Look how proud this guy is of his retrieving talent.


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7. The breed is famous for his love of family and eagerness to share the good times with you. Sometimes, he seems like an exuberant kid himself.


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8. Flat-Coated Retrievers often keep their puppyish enthusiasm and silliness into adulthood. This guy is never too big to be carried like a puppy.


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9. And sometimes their youthful hi-jinx can lead to a bit of mischief.


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10. But how can you not forgive the silly, snugly pal?


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11. Whose very favorite thing is you.


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