flat-coated retriever

noun
\ ˈflat-ˌkō-təd- \

Definition of flat-coated retriever 

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

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For example, flat-coated retrievers, boxers and Bernese mountain dogs are among the poster-kid breeds for early cancer deaths. miamiherald, "Our pets now live longer, so it’s more likely they’ll develop cancer | Miami Herald," 22 Mar. 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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