July 29, 1997 — December 17, 2012

 Judy Terchek 

Maddie is our rescue sheltie who came to us at 11 months old. She is an extremely smart girl (sometimes too smart) who gives the flat-coats a run for their money.

From the AKC Breed Standard:

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a versatile family companion hunting retriever with a happy and active demeanor, intelligent expression, and clean lines. The Flat-Coat has been traditionally described as showing “power without lumber and raciness without weediness.” The distinctive and most important features of the Flat-Coat are the silhouette (both moving and standing), smooth effortless movement, head type, coat and character.