Welcome to Liberty Flat-Coated Retrievers. I am located in the Midlands of South Carolina and my passion for the Flat-Coated Retriever and the journey to becoming Liberty Flat-Coated Retrievers began in 2005 with my first Flat-Coat, Banner (CH FlatOut And The Rocket's Red Glare JH RE WC). Little did I know then about the path that Banner would lead me down or the places he and I could go together. My first venture into competiton was the AKC Conformation ring, but friends and mentors I met along the way encouraged me to try other venues. Soon after getting Banner, I discovered Flat-Coats can be like potato chips - I could not stop at just one! Armed with the encouragement of friends, I ventured into the world of field training and discovered the joy of having dual purpose dogs. The rest, as they say, is history.
After several years of involvement in the breed and with the help, guidance, and support of long-time breeders and mentors, I became interested in breeding my own litters. I spent a lot of time learning about the breed, learning to evaluate dogs and puppies, and meeting many different dogs before having my first litter. I strive to produce well rounded, dual purpose Flat-Coats that are correct in type and temperament. I want a healthy, long lived Flat-Coat with working ability, good structure and movement, and with the characteristic Flat-Coat outlook on life.
I am a small breeder and my dogs are first and foremost my companions and housemates. I greatly enjoy competing and training with the dogs and they are all owner handled but, mostly, I enjoy spending my time with them.
I am a member of the Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America (FCRSA).