Bertschire Flat-Coated Retrievers was founded by Mark and Nancy Cavallo of Atlanta, GA. Andrea Holsinger bought her first FCR, Chaos (CH Bertschire's Cotswold Chaos CD TD JH WCX HOF) from Nancy in 1984. Chaos was a great flat-coat - a group winner, multiple group placer and Westminster KC winner as well as a success in obedience and working venues, all owner-handled!
Andrea joined the Bertschire breeding program in 1991, and Kass Goulding came on board in 1998. Together, they have continued the lines that Mark and Nancy began over 3 decades ago, and began importing dogs from Holland and Sweden in 2002. We are proud to have bred national specialty winners, high-level obedience competitors, Master Hunters, agility champions as well as countless companions and gundogs.
Our flat-coats are beloved companions, successful field/agility/obedience/show dogs, therapy dogs and have participated in nearly every organized dog sport there is!
Bertschire prides itself on a breeding program that focuses on health, temperament, correct type and movement as well as working ability.