Ch Allegro’s Free Man in Paris SH WCX CGC
February 14, 1998 — October 22, 2005
Beau was my heart dog and took on the job of filling a void left by a personal tragedy in our lives. He was my constant companion until he left us without warning and with so much life left to live. It still hurts to think about him. I am eternally grateful to him for his devotion and faithful companionship.
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.