9 months ago 9 months ago Awww 15 Cool Facts About Flat-Coated Retrievers by Judy Powell 9 months ago9 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 It is believed that some of his ancestors descended from the livestock of John's now extinct water dog, but this has not been confirmed. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago 5 It is believed that Canadian seafarers brought the Newfoundlands to British ports and contributed to the origin of the flat-haired retriever. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago 6 Collie dogs may have been added to enhance the learning ability of the breed, along with Newfoundland for strength and setter blood for improved sniffing ability. Credit Judy Powell 9 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.