Litter Book Co-ordinator

Jenny Bird - (FCRS Hon Secretary)

The Litter Secretaries have been overwhelmed recently with emails about puppies, please telephone rather than email as we do not send out details of available puppies by email to maintain a personal touch and offer advice to potential new owners.

Litter Secretary

Shirley Johnson

We have prepared some guidance for potential owners during this time of high demand, it can be viewed here:  (last updated May 2021).

The Breeders of all puppies registered on the Litter Book adhere to the Society's Code of Ethics which includes that "a Breeder will only breed from those Flatcoats believed to be clear of any known heriditary defects and which are not suffering from any acute problem.  To this effect, all breeding stock, including imported dogs, should be x-rayed for Hip Dysplasia and examined for Hereditary Cataract, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality (PLA) under the BVA/KC Scheme". 

The Society can help with training and behaviour advice for Flatcoats of any age, further information can be found below:

Training and Behaviour Advice

The Society would like to offer all owners of Flatcoated Retrievers advice and support if you feel you need some help in training your Flatcoat.

We will endeavour to give you advice and where possible put you in touch with trainers who are experienced in training Flatcoated Retrievers in various disciplines. 

We have the working pages of this website for those interested in training their dogs for gundog work and Area Representatives will endeavour to help you find suitable training if you are interested in obedience, showing, agility and other activities.

We are also available to help with any behaviour problems with your dog, no matter what age they are.   We are keen for you to know we are here to help you in any way that we can. For further information please contact Shirley Oxford (Tel: 02392 264703)

Advice will be given in good faith, however the Society and the person giving advice cannot be held legally responsible.

We ask that you telephone at a reasonable time and unless an emergency not after 9p.m.

All information will be treated in confidence

Shirley Oxford COAPE  ChMIACE 

Puppy Information Sheet

Please click the button below for advice and information for new owners of Flatcoated Retrievers.

Warranty and Disclaimer

The Flatcoated Retriever Society recommend all breeders to issue a warranty and disclaimer form when selling their puppies. 

The form can be downloaded by clicking he button below, one copy to be retained by the breeder and the other to be by the new owner.