flat-Coated Retriever Books, Gifts & More

BOOKS

Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retriever

Friendly, optimistic, and good-natured, the Flat-Coated Retriever may be one of the dog world’s best kept secrets. Elegant as a show dog, easygoing as a family companion, and enthusiastic as a hunting dog, the Flat-Coated Retriever is named for his distinctive sleek, flat coat, colored in solid black or solid liver. As this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide conveys, this natural beauty can thrive in a family willing to give him plenty of attention, proper training and socialization, and sufficient opportunity to run and play. The history chapter presents a concise overview of how this retrieving dog (originally called the Wavy-Coated Retriever) came into being and how it quickly rose to become one of England’s most popular sporting dogs. Author John Wakefield provides much information on the breed’s physical attributes, personality, and special abilities in the chapter on characteristics, effectively painting a portrait of this versatile, easily trained, happy companion dog. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.


Retriever Madness

Retriever Madness

Author Nona Kilgore Bauer begins Retriever Madness with a chapter called “Know Your Retrievers,” and few know their retrievers like this expert author, trainer, and breeder. Bauer introduces the readers to the six retrievers recognized by the American Kennel Club, among them two of the most popular companion dogs in the world, the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever, along with other superb overachievers: the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Curly-Coated Retriever, and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.Geared toward readers who are interested in working with their retrievers in their bred-for capacity—hunting water fowl and upland game birds—Retriever Madness is the perfect primer to getting started in the field. The book offers advice on selecting a puppy with hunting potential, giving future owners insight on how to evaluate a puppy’s birdiness, independence, prey drive, and personality. The chapter on bringing the puppy home gives recommendations for basic training equipment, including leashes, collars, dummies, whistles, starting pistol and the like.Amateur retriever owners who hope to hunt with their dogs will find excellent advice for training for the puppy’s first twenty weeks of life, the most critical period for training any puppy. In addition to the basic commands (sit, down, stay), the author also explains the release command, whistle commands, forward and backward heeling, and wait.Four chapters are devoted to beginning field work, presenting diagrams and step-by-step instructions and covering such topics as puppy marks, throwing, water retrieves, steadying, force-fetching, marking, executing blind retrieves and more. The author offers remedies to commonly encountered problems in the field as well as a complete glossary of terminology that all readers will find helpful in understanding the lingo of the field retriever.


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CALENDARS

Flat-Coated Retrievers 2015 Wall Calendar

Flat-Coated Retrievers 2015 Wall Calendar

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a loving, playful dog. These dogs have a friendly exuberance about them that never wanes, even as they grow older. Clever hunting retrievers, they are intelligent, devoted companions. These affectionate dogs truly become part of the family. This delightful wall calendar



GIFTS & MORE

Flat-Coated Retriever Blanket

Flat-Coated Retriever Blanket

Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Flat-Coated Retriever Blanket. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Flat-Coated Retriever gift to show them how much you care. The Flat-Coated Retriever Blanket will make the perfect gift for any Flat-Coated Retriever lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Flat-Coated Retriever gifts we offer.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Pillow

Flat-Coated Retriever Pillow

Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Flat-Coated Retriever Pillow. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Flat-Coated Retriever gift to show them how much you care. The Flat-Coated Retriever Pillow will make the perfect gift for any Flat-Coated Retriever lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Flat-Coated Retriever gifts we offer.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Tote Bag

Flat-Coated Retriever Tote Bag

Our Flat-Coated Retriever Tote Bag makes a wonderful accessory for anyone who shares the energy of the Flat Coated Retriever, and is always on the go. The marvelous lifelike portrait on both sides of these 17" X 17" Flat-Coated Retriever Tote Bags instantly marks you as an enthusiast of discerning tastes, and you will get years of use out of its high quality, machine washable 100% cotton construction.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Pen Holder

Flat-Coated Retriever Pen Holder

This spectacular Flat-Coated Retriever Pen Holder will spruce up any desk or work station. With a beautiful wood plaque mount, an intricately designed figurine and a handsome gold tone pen, your new desk accessory is sure to bring up lots of conversation about your favorite friend. Each Flat Coated Retriever Pen Holder measures approximately 6" x 4 ?" inches. The Flat-Coated Retriever Pen Holder is always a fantastic gift.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Figurine

Flat-Coated Retriever Figurine

Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Flat-Coated Retriever Figurine. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Flat-Coated Retriever gift to show them how much you care. The Flat-Coated Retriever Figurine will make the perfect gift for any Flat-Coated Retriever lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Flat-Coated Retriever gifts we offer.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Coffee Mug

Flat-Coated Retriever Coffee Mug

Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Flat-Coated Retriever Mug. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Flat-Coated Retriever gift to show them how much you care. The Flat-Coated Retriever Mug will make the perfect gift for any Flat-Coated Retriever lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Flat-Coated Retriever gifts we offer.


 

Flat-Coated Retriever Garden Flag

Flat-Coated Retriever Garden Flag

Nothing beats the exceptional look and quality of our Flat-Coated Retriever Flag. Among the finest made, you will be provided with great satisfaction and long lasting enjoyment. Why not pamper yourself or give a loved one a Flat-Coated Retriever gift to show them how much you care. The Flat-Coated Retriever Flag will make the perfect gift for any Flat-Coated Retriever lover. Shop with confidence, because all products come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Click over now to see the big selection of Flat-Coated Retriever gifts we offer.


 


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