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To some degree I agree with you Kate. The flatties are closer to the field goldens than they are to the show goldens that have split decades ago (since you brought up the 100 difference between the breeds).
Having been around both and training with both I see more similarities. But again, up to Rose we have owned only field goldens. But I do not recall calling them the same breed.
I honestly I just do not see how this subforum or any other subforum on the other breeds would impact the golden breed.
As far as the threads in this subforum, I personally see it more of a learning history of the breeds with articles from GRCA FCRSA etc.
Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Belle Bud - Golden Retriever (December 2014)