dog portrait painting

Portraits and paintings of the Flat-Coated Retriever by artist Justine Osborne

portrait flat coat

Painting of Harry the Flat - Coat

10x10 in - oil painting on gallery style canvas

This is the gorgeous Harry - "Harry is handsome, splendid and
a beautiful specimen. He's a water dog by definition but can't swim, instead
you'll find him barking, excitedly on the river bank. Harry is full of beans
and loves human company. He's so loyal, kind and very funny. He has kind
eyes and an actively 'licky' tongue. Without a doubt, Harry is part if our
family and a very special boy."

flat coated retriever

Oscar 8 x 10in portrait

For information on commissioning
a portrait of your Dalmatian
please contact the artist


Flat coated retriever Rescue
Flat coated retriever on Wiki
Flat coated retriever Dog Club

Notes on the Flat-coated Retriever dog

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a beautiful black or liver-colored retriever, sporting a sleek, medium-length, thick, fine coat with well-feathered legs, tail and chest. The eyes are dark brown or hazel, with an intelligent expression. The nose should be black for black coats and brown for liver coats.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is fantastic with children and a great family dog. Smart, active and friendly, this breed loves everyone - overwhelming guests with love and attention. This is a sweet, high-spirited dog that loves to play and retrieve. A gentle and playful tail-wagger. It is on the go outdoors, but quiet indoors. This very sociable breed needs lots of affection and attention from his family. The Flat-Coated Retriever gets along well with dogs and other pets.
The Flat-Coated Retriever was developed in the 1800's by crossing several already established breeds, including the Irish Setter, Labrador, Water Dog, and the St. John's Newfoundland, though one source also mentions the Collie. The breed was fairly popular until the beginning of the World War, but was then overshadowed by the Labrador and Golden Retriever. The Flat-Coated Retriever deserves more attention, as he is not only an excellent bird dog and swimmer but also an outstanding family dog. These dogs are gifted with a fine intuition and an excellent sense of smell. The Flat-Coated Retriever is used above all for retrieving on plains and in areas thick with trees and bushes. They are good swimmers and also work well in marshy areas. Some of the Flat-Coated Retriever's talents are retrieving, hunting, tracking, watchdogging and agility.
They are cheerful, devoted companions with a puppy-like exuberance well into their later years.


for more portraits and other dog breeds -
visit the dog painting gallery


basset dog painting dalmatian pup portrait fox terriers picture westie dog portrait


home | about | gallery | your dog | sizes & prices | FAQ | dog shop

blog | links | testimonials | contact us

site designed by paintmydog © justine osborne 2002 - 2013
all dog portraits, pictures, photos and text not to be reproduced without permission from the artist