If anyone happens to be looking for a great dog, try this breed, the Flat Coated Retriever. They are kind of rare in the US - at least next to such popular breeds such as Golden's and the like, but they are the best. We have had numerous dogs in our life, and this one is by far the best breed. She is a hunting breed, but a manageable size. Very cuddly (a bit needy), smart, and a couch potato, but healthy. Although I know this breed loves to work, I guess we got a lazy dazy! This is what they look like.
In the past week, I have seen 2 of these in Boston. I never see a FCR. It must be a sign of growing popularity among the breed.