Return of Society AGM Trophies At Crufts

Jenny Bird is unable to accept the return of Society trophies at Crufts this year due to the difficulty of transporting them at the end of the day.

LKA: Collection for Health Fund

Laura Keight and Victoria Goldberg will be walking round at LKA on 11th December 2016, wearing their best Christmas jumpers looking for donations for the Flatcoated Retriever Societys' health fund. Please join in and wear your silly christmas jumpers too whilst making any voluntary donations for the health fund. Laura will make the donation at the end of the year.

Code of Ethics

The Societys'  Code of Ethics paragraph 16 has been updated.   

Code of Ethics

The Year Book 2016

Jane Jones has taken over from Louise Jones as the Year Book Editor. Her telephone no is 01530 834318, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This year there will be a change in the way the information is collected in that each sub committee secretary will be collating the reports for their respective areas. Therefore whoever is responsible for preparing a report of an event will send it to the relevant sub committee secretary. The deadline for receiving reports is 29th February 2016.

Photographs are required for the following; 

Crufts BOB, RBOB, and BPIS
 Flatcoat Championship Show BIS, RBIS, BOS, BV, and BPIS
 New Champions made up in 2015
 Junior Warrant winners in 2015


All other photographs e.g. FTA award winners, SDC successes, Society Trophy winners and SH.C.M winners.
Please send them to Jane Jones 

Founder Members Memorial Fund

The Founder Members Memorial Fund information sheet and application form have been updated and now available for download by clicking on the links below.  The aims of the Founder Members Memorial Fund are to provide educational grants for those wishing to study a wide range of conservation subjects and dog related activities, in particular those pertaining to the Flatcoated Retriever.

Found Members Memorial Fund Information Leaflet
Founder Members Memorial Fund Application Form

Appeal From Pet Blood Bank - Urgent

Blood supplies low after festive season. Help save lives by registering your dog as a donor today


Pet Blood Bank UK (PBB) is the first and only charity of its kind in the UK, calling on all large dog owners to consider registering their dog to give blood and help save lives.


Access to blood can make all the difference between life and death for a much loved family pet and last year alone, over 1,000 dogs needed a blood transfusion.


Similar to us, dogs have blood types too. For our canine companions, it’s either DEA 1.1 Negative or DEA 1.1 Positive, and research has shown that certain breeds are more likely to be Negative than others.


Flatcoated Retrievers are one of the few breeds that are more likely to be Negative.


After the busy festive season, stock levels of Negative are extremely low and we desperately need more lifesavers through the doors in 2015.


Can your dog help?


Donation sessions run across the country. Not only will your dog help save lives but they will also benefit from regular health checks, giving you reassurance across the year.


To register your dog today, please call 01509 232222 or via our website:


To watch a dog giving blood, please follow this link: Donor Giving Blood for the Pet Blood Bank


Thank you so much for helping us.


Every unit of blood helps save up to four other lives.



'Without Pet Blood Bank UK, our family would not be a family any more. We owe so much to them for helping save Buster aka ‘our world’s’ life.’

KC 2014 Health Survey

The Kennel Club have received the following returns on their 2014 Health Survey for the Flatcoated Retriever:

716 surveys completed representing live dogs

208 surveys completed representing deceased dogs


Mrs Shirley Radburn - Legacy

The FCRS was left a very large legacy last year by Mrs Shirley Radburn.  Her main interests were in the working side of the breed and also the health of the breed.  This legacy was discussed at the recent committee meeting where it was decided that the National Working Tests will now be run in her memory.  We will also purchase trophies to be presented to the winners.

Extended Breed Standard

The Flatcoated Retriever Society have produced an extended Breed Standard which was prepared by Miss Becky Johnson and has been sent out to all judges on the Society's current judges list.

Copies of the extended Breed Standard are available to all Members free of charge and to Non Members for £5.

If you would like a copy please send an A5 stamped addressed envelope with a cheque for £5 (non members only) made out to The Flatcoated Retriever Society, to;
Miss Becky Johnson,
3 Flint Cottages,
Herringswell Road,

Karlton Index


The Flatcoated Retriever Society are dedicated to the wellbeing and health of the breed.

The Karlton Index is a project to help identify areas of good practice and the sharing of ideas in managing health and welfare issues, the Index was recently published and Flatcoated Retrievers were placed 2nd overall against all breeds.

The Main Committee of The Society offer their thanks and congratulations to Val Jones who heads up the health committee and all her members and helpers who work so hard for the breed.

To read further please follow this link


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