A derivative of the Flat Coated Retriever and Setters, this dog was made for thick vegetation and cold water retrieving in the early Ninteenth Century. Nobility in Britian also began to breed the dog as a companion. These days, they can still be used for hunting, but are also used as rescue and helper dogs. Mostly, though, they are known for their wonderful companionship.
These dogs are everyone’s friend. Keep them active and stimulated to reduce possible chewing problems at home. These dogs tend to get along with just about everything; kids, cats, birds, anything. Very often, the best game possible is just chasing a ball.