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I guess I waited as long as I could to start planning for our next family member, I called the breeder I felt good about after reading what they had to say on their website and had a great chat with Mom! I waited as long as I possibly could lol. She has invited my family to drive down to their place a couple hours away and meet them and their dogs and see how we feel. I am very excited to go in a few weeks, and if all goes well we can hope for a springtime puppy! She mentioned they have two puppies right now and it took all I had to be responsible and stick to my time line lol She also knows the lady that Maple and I did obedience with and told me to call her and talk to her so I can feel good about my choice, everything feels good so far! ( I'm super excited!!!!!!)

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& Sawyer's & Quinn's too!
 
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I LOVE flat-coated retrievers!!!! There was one on petfinder right after Sophie passed away, but it wasn't the right time for us. Maybe someday....

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Ooh I am very jealous--congrats! My friend, training partner, and obedience instructor has two nice boys. Wonderful dogs. I really admire the fact that people in the breed have done a great job keeping the whole dog--structure and working ability. It is pretty cool to flip through their breed newsletter and see that many of the top performance dogs (agility, obedience, field) also have a Ch. You don't see that high prevalence in goldens....
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I too am partial to flat coats...I just love them!! I've met a few in the past two years and they are very cool dogs. Very interesting personalities, for the most part! Never know what they're going to do next!

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Love tthe breed!.My sister had one and he was a clown,as well as,being very intelligent.

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My instructor has two (soon to be three) and one extra that she's training for someone else. They are beautiful dogs....

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I'm sure your kids are going to thrilled and Maple as well.
BTW, I didn't know that FCR had brown coats too.


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Ooooh, I love Prairielight FCRs!! Several of my flickr contacts have Prairielight dogs, and they are just gorgeous!
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We have three Flat coats here and my foundation bitch goes back to a dog called Prairielight Card up the sleeve... so our foundation is out of prairielight.

the brown in flat coats is called liver and there is also a recessive yellow

be sure to ask about cancer in the lines and the longevity.. there is serious cancer in flat coats and one of hte big differences is that flat coats average age is 7 ... some die very very young of cancer... so that is worth checking out.

Margareta and Hans are excellent responsible breeders so you have chosen well... You might also check out Liz Saunders at Blazingstar .. she is also up your way and she does alot with the Berins. I have to say that Liz at Blazingstar has probably the most beautiful flat coats I have ever seen and she is a super super nice person...

good to wait for your timeline... remember flat coats are VERY different from goldens... if i can be of any help let me know...
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