Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America — The FCRSA is our parent breed club. Their site provides a lot of general information about Flat-Coats as well as events, history, research initiatives, and much much more.
Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation — This is the non-profit arm of the FCRSA that funds research and rescue. All donations are tax deductible!
Flat-Coated Retriever Society of Canada — Everything you ever wanted to know about Flat-Coats in Canada.
Mid-Atlantic Flat Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club for the middle Atlantic coast states.
Northeast Flat Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club in New England.
Illinois Flat Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club in Illinois.
Midwest Waterways Flat Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club serving the Midwest States, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
Northwest Flat-Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club for the Northwest region.
Great Western Flat-Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club serving California, Arizona, Nevada, as well as Oregon and Washington.
Southern Skies Flat-Coated Retriever Club — An FCRSA local club in Florida.
FCRSA Health Section — The Sharon Myers Health Committee is dedicated improving the health of Flat-Coated Retrievers.
Flat-Coat Data Health Database — Open database repository for health information on Flat-Coated Retrievers. Please be sure to add your dogs.
There are a lot of clubs holding events & classes in our area. If we have missed your club and you would like to be included, please let us know.
Breakaway Action Dogs (BAD) — Frederick, MD
Canine Training Association (CTA) — Beltsville & Davidsonville, MD
Capital Dog Training Club — Silver Spring, MD
Catoctin Kennel Club — Point of Rocks, MD
Maryland Sporting Dog Association (MSDA) — Events only. No training facility.
Oriole Dog Training Club — Halethorpe, MD
The CRFCRC can not recommend breeders but is providing the following list of breeders as potential local sources of information. A comprehensive list of breeders that are in good standing with the FCRSA can be obtained from the FCRSA Membership Secretary.
Athercroft – One of the oldest American Flat-Coat kennels with one of the current breeders (Ruth Marsh) in southern Maryland.
Blazin Kennels – Dawn Buttion, CRFCRC’s founding president, & Marty Archambeault are located in Mt. Airy, MD
K’Mander Kennels – Flat-coat breeder in Connecticut since 1985.
Lyric Retrievers – Versatile flat-coats in Virginia since 1986, featuring Reggae, Waylynn and Cosmo, and their offspring.
Shalyn Retrievers Sherri Lilley raises, trains, and breeds Labrador and Flat-coated retrievers in Smithfield, VA.
Tidal Flats Kennels – Cliff Williams and his dogs live on Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Victory Retrievers – Judy Gladson and her 3 generations of flat-coats in Accokeek, MD (near the Potomac River).
Several Flat-Coat sites that have lost of good, general information.
AKC Flat-Coated Retriever Breed Standard — This is the official US breed standard, a written, physical description of the ideal Flat-Coat, used by dog show judges.
Sterling and Omega Flat-Coated Retrievers — Breeders in Southern California who have a real nice web site with lots of information, especially an article on flying your dog.
Bertschire Flat-Coated Retrievers — Breeders in Georgia who have several valuable interesting articles including ones on field work & potentially breeding your flat-coat.
Flat-Coat Website List — Comprehensive List of Flat-coat Websites in the US, Canada, and Beyond!
AKC Event Search — Comprehensive information on competitive dog events. When the site is actually working.
MB-F – AKC dog show superintendent covering mostly the East and Midwest. You can enter any AKC dog show online.
Jack Onofrio Dog Shows – AKC dog show superintendent for many shows throughout the Central, Western and Southeast U.S.
Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows – AKC dog show superintendent that handles shows mostly in the Southwest and West.
Jim Rau Dog Shows. – AKC dog show superintendent, mostly covering the Northeast.
Roy Jones Dog Shows – AKC dog show superintendent covering a number of shows in the Midwest.
Versatile K9s — Agility Trial Secretaries
Clantyre — Agility and Obedience Trial Secretaries
Entry Express — Field Event Secretaries