Boss’ Christmas Presence WC FDCh-Gold 

July 10, 2005 — February 16, 2015

 Janet Boss 

Rudy came to us as a foster when he was 5.5 months old. I didn’t want this thrice rejected wild thing in my house at Christmastime, but such is rescue.  We all fell in love with him, especially his buddy Franklin and he just had to stay.  While he is more of a snuggler than a worker, he is a very birdy boy and loves doing field stuff. 

Rudy is finally becoming a flyball dog, earning his FDCh on 10/10/09 and coming very close to his FDCh-Silver, which will only take one more good heat!   Not the speedster his sister Marcie is, but he knows his job!

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.