Flat-Coated Retriever

The Peter Pan of the Sporting group, and the reason they call dogs, “Mans Best Friend”

What makes them great:

  • Fun and energetic temperment
  • Eagerness to please is off the charts
  • Proper breeding standards have maintained a well-balanced health profile
  • Very multi-talented breed good for a wide variety of working tasks
  • Loving a loyalty remain one of the shining examples of why a FCR is simply the best choice

Peter Pan?

As a leader and fellow expert on the FCR, Dr. Nancy Laughton of Great Britain, refers to the
Flat-Coat as the canine Peter Pan of the Working Group. This is due to their slow climb
to maturity and their truly forever young approach to life. A Flat-Coated Retriever is
a great companion and are often bred to be Champions.
Click here for more on the FCR

Are all breeders the same?

Breed Knowledge

It’s not enough to “know about dogs”. A breeder must be an expert in their breed and must be tuned into to changes in the breed and industry.

Tenure

It’s fairly simple to become a FCR breeder, but being a veteran FCR breeder is critical. Do you want a heart surgeon who just finished school or one who’s been a pro since 1970?

Facilities

Flat-Coat puppies need love, affection and a caring home life, but to properly raise a champion a FCR breeder must also have the facilities required to see their full talents come to light.

Industry and Network

A champion FCR breeder must be involved in the industry. The priority is the health of the breed and a professional breeder works with their colleagues to ensure the future of the FCR.

The Whole Dog

A professional FCR breeder considers the whole dog when preparing for their next litter. That means their next littler isn’t accident, but a well thought out advancement of the breed’s standard.

A Partner

Most quality breeders provide a contract and some form of guarantee with their dogs. This is a GREAT practice. A champion breeder stands by their craft and partners with their customers accordingly.
Discover Heirborn Kennels

Committed to the Flat-Coated Retriever

A Breeder with depth and expertise, Heirborn Kennels.

Our Dogs

Load More Posts
Click Here To See More Heirborn Dogs
Click Here For Info On Upcoming Litters

We Want to Connect With You

Heirborn Kennels is dedicated to the health and advancement of the Flat-Coated Retriever. We have dedicated our career to these wonderful animals and we are eager to share that passion with you. We believe a Flat-Coated Retreiver will change your life forever. See below for some ways that we can connect and talk FCRs!
Contact us Directly
Puppies Page
Adoption Application