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Flat-coated retriever information, facts - classicanimal

The flat-coated retriever is a large-sized dog species native to England, America. They were originated from England. Also, they are one of the oldest retriever breeds. They are mostly used as gundog or hunting dogs. It is a sweet, exuberant, lively dog breed that loves to play with family.

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Their scientific name is Canis lupus familiaris.

Common Name: Flat-coated retriever
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris


Flat-coated retrievers belong to the family Canidae and the genus of Canis. It is a dog breed. Their conservation status is 'Least Concern'.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Group: Mammal
Conservation Status: Least Concern


Flat-coated retriever is found in Asia, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia. They are habitats such as house environments.

Living Locations: Asia, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia
Habitat: House environment


A flat-coated retriever is a large-sized dog breed. They have black-colored straight, moderately long coats. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 58 cm to 64 cm. Their weight around 25 kg to 36 kg. They can run at speed of up to 51 km/h.

Color: Black
Weight: 25 kg to 36 kg (Approx)
Size: 58 cm to 64 cm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 51 km/h (Approx)


Flat-coated retriever is mainly part of the Omnivore diet, which means they eat meats and plants both. They mostly eat meats, fruits, vegetables, Bone.

Diet: Omnivore
Favorite Food: Meats, Fruits, Vegetables, Bone


Their lifespan is up to 8 to 14 years in the wild. A flat-coated retriever is a diurnal and also nocturnal dog breed. They live in a small family group.

Lifespan: Up to 14 Years
Lifestyle: Diurnal, Nocturnal
Group Behavior: Small group


At the age of 7 to 10 months males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the gestation period lasts around 63 days and born four to eight babies in a breeding season. The young are called puppies.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 7 to 10 Months
Gestation Period: 63 Days
Average Litter Size: 4 to 8
Baby called: Puppy


  • Flat-Coated Retriever has a straight, moderately long black-colored coat that protects them from all types of weather, water.
  • They are one of the oldest Retriever breeds in the world.
  • They are also a good swimmer.



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