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Frolicking flat-coated retrievers bring their owners together on Hampstead Heath

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 February 2014

Flat Coated Retrievers meeting at Parliament Hill. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Flat Coated Retrievers meeting at Parliament Hill. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

A crowd of dog walkers were brought together on Hampstead Heath by their shared love for the same breed.

Nearly 20 owners of flat-coated retrievers took their pets for a muddy group stroll on Sunday.

They were greeted at Parliament Hill bandstand with mulled wine at 9.30am by organisers ­Nigel and Caroline Richardson.

Friend Suzy Stern, 57, a retired tour guide, was allowed to take her blue roan cocker spaniel ­Harry Stern as an “honorary flattie”.

She said: “It was literally just because there’s an abundance of flat-coat retrievers on the Heath and Nigel and Caroline decided it would be fun to get them all ­together to have a walk and a swim.

“There were a few scraps, but the dogs thought it was wonderful.

“They’re fabulous dogs, they’re very intelligent and very personable.”

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