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post #11 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-03-2008, 03:42 PM
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My sister had a FCR!.Very similar to the golden!Very loving,bright,easy going once trained and puppy stage past!.Love them both!.Either breeds are great choices!.

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I am in south carolina, greenville isn't so far. (And here I thought I looked at EVERY rescue in the state!!!)

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I love flat coats!! I thought long and hard about getting one before I got Mira.

From the research I did they mature later than a typical Golden and there is also less genetic diversity in the breed, cancer at a young age is common, maybe more common than Goldens

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I'm really not wanting a puppy right now...so nothing... ie under 1 year old I think (yes still a puppy but not wanting a baby if you know what I mean). Having a baby would be too hard on Moxie.

But nothing over 6, Moxie will be 9 in June and I can't have em going at the same time.

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Check out the Flat Coat Retriever Society, google it, they have rescues at times, not alot of Pure Bred Flatties in resuces but sometimes you get lucky...

As for Flatties compared to Goldens, I own 4 Goldens and 1 Flattie.

My Flattie Angel is, smart (sometimes TOO smart), super loving, very obedient, learned very quick at anything I asked or trained her to do. I truly wish I had 10 of her. Not a mean bone in her body, this girl is sooo loving and wants to please me in everything she does. But I do love my Goldies too!!!

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My buddy was looking into getting a Flatcoat. I did a little googling as well. We were both stricken by the number of references to what we considered high rates of certain illnesses (I forget, some cancers?) and relatively lower life expectancies for the breed. (He ended up with a silver lab.)

But I have no personal knowledge of the breed other than one sweet flatcoat at the local cobbler's.

What's a Silver Lab? That's a new one on me.

I love Flat Coat's too. I had thought about one before we got Sam. I'd seen a female at one of my son's ball games and she was so behaved and poised. I was smitten. When I looked into them, they were considered more aloof then a Golden and I wanted a people pleaser. Sam then fell into our lap and the rest is history
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I think that the flat coated has a bit of a higher drive than goldens, kind of like labs. Other than that, they are very similar.

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I have found the ones around here tend to be a bit on the 'spooky' side. There's one across the street, he wandered over one day and as soon as I moved he tucked his tail and ran home. They seem very similar and it could just be the lines around here too.

Tollers are smaller but I haven't met one I'd want to own. Too whiney and vocal for my tastes.

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What's a Silver Lab? That's a new one on me.
A silver lab is a lab with the coloring of a Weimaraner.



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I've always heard that Flatties & Goldens are very similar but Flatties are a little more drivey & fieldy. Same basic temperament.



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