Facts & Origin
Profile: Flat Coated Labrador (Flat Coated Retriever and Labrador Retriever mix).
The Flat Coated Labrador is a lively, loving, and loyal dog that is suitable as a family dog as well as a companion for active individuals. He needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. With proper care, training and love, this mixed breed will undoubtedly become a valuable member of any family. However, it is always recommended to research both parent breeds before purchasing to gain a better understanding of potential traits and needs.
Origin of the parent breeds
The combination of the Flat Coated Retriever and Labrador Retriever brings together two of the most popular hunting and family dogs. Both breeds have their roots in Great Britain: The Labrador Retrie ver originated in Newfoundland, while the Flat Coated Retriever was developed in Britain in the 19th century. Their crossbreeding aims to combine the best of both breeds
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
This mixed breed combines the traits of two very loving and intelligent breeds:
- Playful and energetic: Both parent breeds are known for their energy and playfulness.
- Loyal: Often show a deep bond and loyalty to their owners.
- Intelligent: Easy to train and willing to learn.
Suitability and Attitude
The Flat Coated Labrador is versatile and adapts to a variety of living conditions:
- Families: his friendly and patient nature makes him ideal for families.
- Single owners: He can also be a loyal companion for single people, provided he gets enough attention and exercise.
- Active Lifestyle: Ideal for people who have an active lifestyle and can involve their dog in activities such as hiking, jogging or playing outside.
Care and health
Since this is an active dog, there are some specific grooming and health considerations to keep in mind:
- Brushing:Brush once or twice a week to keep the coat clean and mat-free.
- Ear checks: regular checks and cleanings can prevent ear infections.
- Health checks: Since both parent breeds are susceptible to certain genetic diseases, regular vet visits are essential.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of the Flat Coated Labrador can vary, but often shows the following characteristics:
- Coat: Shiny, can vary between the medium length, silky coat of the Flat Coated Retriever and the short, dense coat of the Labrador.
- Colors: Typically black or liver brown, but chocolate, yellow or golden are also possible.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
They can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, yellow, gold and white.
These mixed breed dogs are extremely intelligent, affectionate, playful and very energetic.
Training should be done consistently but with patience.
These mixed breed dogs are very affectionate and need a lot of attention and care.