Welcome to workingflatcoats!
This is the website covering all aspects of well, working Flatcoats!
The resource will comprise a number of component parts along the following lines but note that this is provisional:
- Training topics and information
- Videos demonstrating training
- A directory of trainers
- Training events
- Directory of dual-purpose stud dogs
- Articles and blogs about the breed (articles by competition entrants)
- Comments and feedback
See our latest news, upcoming events, and blogs!
Here are our latest posts about what is happening on the workingflatcoats scene. You will find information on upcoming training, articles, important updates, and news and information relevant to workingflatcoats.
Why train and work your Flatcoat?
A Flatcoated Retriever is an elegant, energetic dog with an independent streak born from the fact that this breed was historically bred as a working dog. Now, working breeds without work can quickly find ways to become ‘self-employed’, which often means trouble!
Flatcoated Retrievers gain a great deal from working and training, as both are effective ways to occupy your dog’s brain and body. Working with your dog is not just a great way to satisfy your dog’s desire to be active and practical, it can also build an even stronger bond between owner and dog.
Latest results and reports
Here is a selection of results and reports from events within the world of workingflatcoats. We plan to bring this up to date over the next few weeks. Our reports are longer and contain more information about the day, whereas our results posts will just show the results from the event!
How to get involved
Unfortunately due to the C-19 pandemic we are not currently booking any events or training days. We hope that we will be able to update this section with some new dates soon and look forward to when we are able to do so.
If you are interested in taking part in our training days and events, be sure to first read about our training days and the rules and guidelines for the event you are interested in. Click on the links below to see the dates we have set up for each event.
Book training days
Book your dog on to one of our training days to increase your skills and the working ability of your dog.
Book a Working Test
Click here to book your place on a working test. You will also find the event Schedule, and a bit more information about working tests in general.
Book Field Trials
Dates for the 2020 season’s field trials are currently being organised, and details will appear here in due course, and on social media. We plan to organise a Novice and an Open Trial, together with an All-Aged Stake.
Book a FCRS Shooting Dog Certificate
The Shooting Dog Certificate tests the working capabilities of your dog in the shooting field, and is a valuable indicator of those dogs with the right characteristics for breeding.
Book a Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate
Click here to book a place on an upcoming Kennel Club Working Gundog Certificate event.
Book a Kennel Club Show Gundog Working Certificate
Sign up your retriever to one of our upcoming Kennel Club Show Gundog Working Certificate events.