Flat Coated Retriever // My childhood companion was a flat coat. If a child was scared of her she'd lay down and very slowly crawl to them and wait by their side till they felt safe to pet her! When i'd cry she'd put her face against my chest and stay that way until i moved her myself. She gently retrieved an injured squirrel and brought it to me once (had no prior retrieving training). And she acted like a giant puppy till her last month on Earth - we we're both 16. BEST DOG EVER!