The Flat-Coated Retriever originated in England in the mid-19th century. It is commonly believed that came from a cross between the now extinct St. John s Water Dog, the Newfoundland, the Collie and a Setter breed. This breed comes in two acceptable colors, black and liver; the coat is a single coat (no undercoat) and is long shiny and straight. According to the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America the average life span of this breed is only about 10 years with the highest percentage of deaths due to cancer. The Flat-Coated Retriever is happiest when working; he needs daily vigorous exercise, and does well in obedience, agility and hunting competitions. The AKC recognized the breed in the Sporting Group in 1915. Their ideal size is 22 to 24 1/2 inches tall at the withers.
Conversation Concepts has created another unique gift item that s sure to be a hit! We designed a suit case, posed in an open position, with clothes and a sock hanging out the edges to use with our Tiny Ones figurines! Perfect for the traveling business man, or hotel guest, or the owner of a pet that couldn t come along! This tiny brown suit case has a handle molded on it and the entire item measures 3 X 2 wide, and stand 2 tall. Made of stone resin, and carefully hand painted, this ornament comes with a gold tone cord so it can be hung, or it can be displayed on a shelf! These are individually blister packaged and ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. Available with all our Tiny Ones figurines; dogs, cats, and animals!