flat-coated retriever


: any of an English breed of medium-sized sporting dogs that have a dense smooth black or liver-colored coat

Examples of flat-coated retriever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leonard Nunney, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Riverside, and the lead author of the paper, told ABC News that some of the breeds that are more likely to develop cancer in their lifetimes are flat-coated retrievers, Bernese mountain dogs and Westies. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 Some of the breeds that are most prone to getting cancer are flat-coated retrievers, Bernese mountain dogs and Westies, Lunney said. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 30 Jan. 2024 In the 1850s and ’60s, Sir Dudley Marjoribanks began crossing flat-coated retrievers with Tweed water spaniels (both of which contain Labrador retriever ancestry) at his estate, Guisachan, selecting for light-colored dogs. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 The first litter of golden retrievers was born in 1868 to a Tweed water spaniel, a breed now extinct, and yellow flat-coated retriever. Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 14 July 2023 Dublin first came into Lipinski's world when her parents gifted her the brown, flat-coated retriever on her birthday years ago as a sweet surprise. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2021 For example, flat-coated retrievers, boxers and Bernese mountain dogs are among the poster-kid breeds for early cancer deaths. miamiherald, 22 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flat-coated retriever was in 1929

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“Flat-coated retriever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat-coated%20retriever. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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