Flat-Coated Retriever Dog
Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Flat-Coated Retriever Dog, "Scientific name for Flat-Coated Retriever Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs origin is the United Kingdom, it is racier, lighter and more elegant in looks, compared to the other retriever breeds. It is a gun dog breed that was developed to retrieve both in the water and on land. The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is a cross-breed from the sheepdog, setter, Large Newfoundland, and spaniel-like water dogs. The Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs were extremely useful to fishermen where they were known as commonly the (Labrador) dog. Eventually becoming known as the Flat-Coated Retriever.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is a medium to large sized beautiful dog. It has a long muzzle that is strong and deep with a gradual slight stop. Flat-Coated Retriever Dog head is long and has a fairly flat skull. Its eyes are dark brown or hazel in color and are almond shaped. The ears are well-feathered and relatively small when compared to the size of the head. Its feet are strong and round.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog breed is flat coated with well-feathered tail, legs and chest. The thick, medium length and fine coat comes in solid liver or solid black.
A standard Flat-Coated Retriever male is 22 to 24 inches (55.8 to 60.9 cm) tall at the shoulders and the average weight is 60 to 70 pounds (27.2 to 31.7 kg).
Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Flat-Coated Retriever Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog breed is high-spirited, outgoing, sweet, confident, friendly and active. It is an excellent family dog and is excellent with children. The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog breed has a reliable temperament and it loves everyone including strangers. It is indeed an intelligent and loyal companion. The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is also obedient and highly trainable. Because of its nature, this dog breed requires lots of gentle but firm leadership from its owner. Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Flat-Coated Retriever Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog has an excellent sense of smell coupled with its boundless energy, Flat-Coated Retrievers are used as drug-sniffer dogs. The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is also a sociable breed and gets along well with other breeds of dogs as well as other pets. It requires lots of engagements and exercises to prevent it from getting bored. Retrievers are best trained in short and fun intervals without excessive repetition.
A Flat-Coated Retriever Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Flat-Coated Retriever Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When Flat-Coated Retriever puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Flat-Coated Retriever Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog have a life span averaging at 10 years.
When purchasing a Flat-Coated Retriever Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Sporting Group and in 1915 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Average body temperature for a Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Flat-Coated Retriever Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Flat-Coated Retriever Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Only humans and Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Flat-Coated Retriever Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Flat-Coated Retriever Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Flat-Coated Retriever Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.