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Tally

Flat-Coated Retriever

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Female

Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques

Quick to learn and train

2/5

Emotionally stable

3/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

3/5

Tally the Flat-Coated Retriever

By

United Kingdom

Posted July 1, 2014

We bought Tally from our vet when she was a puppy. She was quite shy at first and was fairly quiet but the more she got used to us the more she gained confidence.

She is 100% part of the family, she sits on the sofa with me, sleeps on my bed, follow you everywhere you go and is always there to cheer you up. Her tail is always wagging and she is in high spirits most of the time. She loves attention and is always following the family round wanting to be stroked. Tally enjoys going to the beach and loves swimming in the sea. She's a strong swimmer and we find it difficult to get her out!

The only time she gets nervous or anxious is during thunderstorms and fireworks which she hates. During these episodes she'll climb all over you and wants your attention until its gone. It can be tiring (especially when she wakes you up at 4am!) but I love looking after her and wouldn't change a thing about her.

She is now 10 years old and is still as healthy as ever. Thankfully she has no joint problems and is still able to carry around her normal day to day life with no difficulties.

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