So I know Shai has one, who btw is gorgeous. I am not much of a retriever fan but Flatties have always been one of my hidden secret favorite breeds. How much are they alike Goldens and Labs? And what are their differences from them? Are they a healthy breed? How common are they? I've only met 3, and seen maybe 5, my whole life. So I don't presume they are popular down here in South GA since most people have Labs, but they are gorgeous dogs. I've narrowed my "first" dog breeds to Aussies, Flatties, or another Scottie. I say "first" cause I will be out on my own (well with TJ) and I will be solely responsible for the dog, so I consider the my first dog, even though Bear (Scottie) was MY first dog, but dad helped me pay for vet bills, food bills, etc. And with this dog I am getting when I move to FL, it will be MINE in every shape of the word. Anything else that yall can share on Flatties will be appreciated.