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Thanks for giving us dog lovers some excellent reading. I thoroughly enjoyed Ed Zern's article on retrievers ('Fetch, Fido—Or Else!', SI, Oct. 28), and Hy Peskin's photograph of the Labrador is magnificent.
Mr. Zern mentioned one of the finest gun dogs, the flat-coated retriever, one of the older breeds of recognized retrievers and a very rare breed in the U.S. It is popular in England, where it originated about 1860 as a hunting dog kept by the gamekeepers of large estates. Flat-coats work beautifully in water and upland shooting, and it seems unfortunate that we have so few in this country. To my knowledge, since 1947 only one litter has been born here, that one only last month. The litter is owned by the Black-acre Kennels of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kaplan of Portland, Oregon.
As you will see by the picture of the dam (an English import), flat-coats are bright, intelligent and handsome.