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I think they are very pretty, their coat just shines.

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I would believe the dog in the picture could be a lab/golden mix. That is what my Nellie is, and they look similar, but who knows.



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my auntie has a golden retriever x black lab x boarder collie.

looks like a black golden retriever..but has white on the tips of her paws.
she really cute and friendly.
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Flat Coats are NOT more aloof than goldens they are happy happy happy dogs and are MUCH higher energy than most goldens ... they are more like a field bred golden... I often think of my flat coats as border collies without the work ethic... their whole goal in life is to have fun.
"Aloof" is the wrong word...I meant more what you described in the first paragraph of your following quote. You were much more eloquent than me! I was thinking more of how they're ready to work or play rather than always just "being" with their people if that makes sense...screw it. You described it better than me anyway!

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the problem wiht flat coats is that people think they are like goldens.... and they ARE NOT they are very very different.... when I want someone to go out and play with I grab a flat coat... when I want a dog to pet I will grab a golden

My flat coats absolutely know how to push buttons... I have caught them ON my kitchen counters... they are smart enough to push buttons and while very very smart training can be a challenge because they get bored... They are birdy and driven and opportunistic. I had been training for obedience near a pond... and then for a treat as a reward was throwing a bumper and my girl went for the bumper the first time... never looked at the pond... second time... third .... came back forth time she got out for the bumper looked at me... looked at the pond... and made a choice and it wasn't me... the people at the playground were hysterical.... these are my dogs that can scale my six foot stockade and will do it just to let me know they can...
I love the quirkiness - that picture is hilarious! I see that expression on Ranger all the time. Like, oh am I not supposed to be here? Why ever not?

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I think you misunderstood what Ranger was saying. I think she meant that the lady didn't understand why someone would get a dog that has an average life span that was so low...not that the lady wanted to know where to find one.
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My Digby is a golden/lab mix. His dad was a great big Golden and his mom was a lab. He came from a litter of eight, some yellow short hair, some black short hair, a yellow medium hair, and then he and his sister look like this:



It cracks me up how many times people have said to me "Is this a black golden?" I just laugh and say yes. He's a sweetie and he thinks he's golden anyways. I tell them "Shhh, he doesn't know he's black, he thinks he's the same color as the other three." Funny thing is, he doesn't like the water and he doesnt' retrieve. Have to leave a swimming pool empty for him when I fill one up for the other three.



I also had a pair of siblings come through the rescue, from the same litter, and I knew for a fact the mom was a golden and the dad a lab. The female looked just like a black lab and the male looked just like a golden. it was so funny, nobody believed they were from the same litter.



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I have a black golden! That's what we always tell her anyway. Dory's a lab/golden mix. Most of the time, she's more laid back than Lucy, well in some ways. She's just a year old, and Lucy's three, so that changes. She loves to swim and retrieve. She also likes to play kick ball - a lot. We had a FCR owner ask us if she was one at PetSmart a couple of weeks ago.





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Our Lucy is a lab/golden mix with all-black coat. She loves to retrieve and swim. If we say "duck" or "ball" in our conversation, she will go retrieve them from her toys and expect to play "fetch".
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I show and breed flat coats and work with Flat coat rescue....goldens go back to flat coats around the mid 1800's as there is a recessive yellow in flat coats... which is why often you will see goldens come up with a black mismark

Most dogs labelled as flat coats in shelters are golden/lab mixes or border collie/lab mixes....

Flat Coats are NOT more aloof than goldens they are happy happy happy dogs and are MUCH higher energy than most goldens ... they are more like a field bred golden... I often think of my flat coats as border collies without the work ethic... their whole goal in life is to have fun.

The most distinctive thing about a flat coat is head shape and eye shape... with an almond shaped eye and very little stop to the head.... when we ID a dog we are looking for racy not weedy and many of us are "head hunters" so we look immediately for a distinctive flat coat head

Unfortunately like many breeds flat coats are plagued by cancer with an average age of 7 .... we know the ages.... some die very young of cancer 2 but then if you can get them to 7 or 8 many of our flat coats die at 5 you are probably good from 9-11 if you can get them past 11 you might hit 13 there are just these age brackets that alot of dogs die in and they get all sorts of cancer

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I think you're thinking of flat-coated retrievers. They're similar in body shape and coat length, but the heads of purebred flatties are less broad with almost no stop to them.
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From what I gather, the attitude is also similar but flatties tend to be slightly more aloof and have more drive, in general. They pretty much have to have a job to be happy.

My guy is a flat coat retriever cross so I'm never sure if what I'm getting from him is flat coat personality or his cross. There also seems to be a stigma associated to flat coats about shorter life spans due to cancer. I had one lady ask me how I can get a dog that will die before he's 7 yrs old! Needless to say, I'm hoping that is definitely NOT true!

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Oh Ranger is such a beauty. When the golden retriever breed was developed, a flat-coated retriever was crossed with another breed.
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I think you misunderstood what Ranger was saying. I think she meant that the lady didn't understand why someone would get a dog that has an average life span that was so low...not that the lady wanted to know where to find one.
I hope I misunderstood. That's the way it seemed due to the way it was worded.
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