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Nancy & Stefaan, Kjell, Jens & Niels

We are Nancy & Stefaan and together with our 3 sons Kjell, Jens & Niels we can no longer imagine a life without dogs.
Our first dogs we had were Triska, Akke & Embo, Bernese Mountain dogs that we unfortunately lost very early.
Our very first Flat Coated Retriever Tjoke came into our family in December 2005. He was an enthusiastic “jump-in-the-field” who once and for all made us addicted to the Flatcoated Retriever breed. His best buddy was Gigo, a very dark liver-colored Flat Coated Retriever, a cuddly bear and “King of Kisses” pur sang, who came into our family on July 1, 2007.
Gigo was such a sweetheart that in 2009 we couldn’t resist a son of his, namely our Iggy, extremely sweet, super cool and with the same dark liver color as his daddy.
These 3 beautiful dogs, our very first Flat Coated Retrievers are unfortunately already deceased, we still miss them …


 Jimbei, Lieke, Leeki and Nykka


Currently there are 8 Flatcoated Retrievers in our family. Let me  introduce them.
The oldest of the gang is our “speedy” Jimbei, a black flattie who has enormous speed and passion to work, who always comes up with something and is always ready for a hug, he came into our family in 2010.
In 2012 we decided to look for a female, a daughter of Gigo. We chose a litter that was planned in the autumn of 2012 in Sweden.
In the meantime, however, our Tjoke became a daddy for the very first time at the age of almost 7. We were really looking forward to this birth and when we saw the photos of those little miracles, we really couldn’t resist to welcome a daughter of Tjoke into our family. Our very sweet, cheerful and playful girl Lieke was admitted to the male pack in October 2012 with a lot of love.
Not long afterwards we were allowed to welcome Gigo’s daughter. Since January 8, 2013, this super sweet Swedish “Princess of kisses”, Leeki, is also part of our family and our family.
A year later, a daughter of Iggy also joined our pack. On July 21, 2014 we went to pick up our sweet German girl Nykka and we are very happy that this treasure is also part of our family.

 Padi, Quilan, Sykes & Tibby


In 2016 we were allowed to welcome 2 new puppies in our Flat Passion’s Family.
From far away Japan came Padi, a very dark liver colored male and from the Czech Republic came Pojke, a black liver-carrying son of Jimbei.
On March 4, 2018, we had to say goodbye to Pojke very unexpectedly …
He died of a stomach tilt, the vets did what they could but to no avail …
Padi has now grown into a beautiful and sweet male.
Quilan came into our lives in June 2018, quite by surprise and unplanned. It was as you can call “love at first sight” when we happened to see pictures of him.  We decided to follow our hearts and we can no longer miss this enthusiastic male in our family.
It took a lot of preparation and planning, but in 2019 the time had come and we were able to welcome Sykes, our sweet teddy bear who adores puppies.
And last, but not least I may introduce you to Tibby, finally, after a few men, another lady in the pack
Tibby is a daughter of Nykka and Quilan and was born on January 17, 2020.
She is a sweetheart, a sweet enthusiastic girl who immediately took our hearts.
2020 and 2021 ….. new plans with new great opportunities ….
The Flat Passion’s story will certainly be continued …..
The 4 males are so different from each other, yet so typical Flat Coated Retriever. They each have their own unique personality.
Our 4 bitches are very similar to their father in terms of character and cuddly content.
These eight-pack Flat Coated Retriever have conquered our hearts and changed our lives forever. We are very happy that they are part of our family and we hope that we will enjoy them and spoil them for many years to come, and give them a lot of “Flatcoat Fun”.

The birth of  Flat Passion’s

Stefaan takes care of working in obedience and hunting with the dogs, our sons provide super fun playing moments and I (Nancy) am in charge of the caring part with great pleasure, but together we give them a large portion of love and cuddles.
You can say that our flat coated retrievers are our PASSION, which is why, when we were looking for a name for our kennel & website, the name FLAT PASSION’S was very quickly approved unanimously.
Gradually the desire grew to experience the birth and growing up of a litter up and it became a dream to become an occasional breeder.
However, we did not just start this beautiful adventure rashly, so Stefaan and I both followed the course “initiation to the LOSH breeding” and I also graduated as a laureate as “Dog breeder” at Syntra West.


Flat Passion’s litters

On July 2, 2015 the time had finally come: a beautiful dream came true and our very first Flat Passion’s litter was born: 9 little miracles: 4 males and 5 females. All pups were named after the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus: our “Olympus” litter
Sweet Kyta, (female purple) has her basket with a host family, a very nice family Jill & Luc so that she could give us a litter one day.
On January 13, 2017 our second Flat Passion’s litter was born: No less than 13 fantastic puppies: 4 males and 9 females, our “Quite” litter
And on January 14, 2017 our third Flat passion’s litter was born: 8 beautiful puppies: 4 males and 4 females. These pups got the theme gemstones: our “Querido Precious Stones” litter
Little Ruby from this litter has her basket with Steven and Isabelle and we also have plans for a litter with her in the future.
Beautiful, sweet Moritz (blue male) lives with a very nice family and we are happy that we can now offer him as a stud. He is now the daddy of some beautiful litters.
Also in 2018 we welcomed 2 litters:
on May 7th our Nykka became a mommy for the 2nd time, 10 beautiful puppies, girl power with 9 females and 1 male, our “Rock & Roll” litter & the 2nd litter was the one-time litter with Kyta, she gave us 8 beautiful puppies, 3 males and 5 females, our “Rhythm & Blues” litter
on January 13, 2019 Lieke gave us her 3rd and last litter. She became the mother of 3 beautiful puppies, 2 males and 1 female, our “Share” litter female Flynn strengthens our pack but has her basket with a very nice and young couple, Natalie and Brecht. If everything goes according to plan, she will become a mother in 2021.
On November 3, 2019, Ruby became the mother of our “Sweet & Special” litter, 11 fantastic puppies, 5 males and 6 females. The bitch with the light blue ribbon, Hope, lives with Valérie and we hope that she too will be a mother in the future. The male with the black ribbon Owyn, lives with Vera and we hope that we can also introduce him as a stud in the future.
Our last litter was born on January 17, 2020. The 3rd litter from Nykka our “THE …” litter.
The female with the green ribbon, Tripel lives with Bart and Annelies and we hope that one day she will give us a litter of beautiful puppies.
Sister Tibby (female pink) is part of our family and stayed with mama Nykka and daddy Quilan.
You can find out more about the past litters on the page “previous litters
Our next puppy plans are foreseen in 2021, a great adventure that we are already looking forward to
This is our story in short, we hope you enjoy visiting our website,

Stefaan, Kjell, Jens & Niels