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Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever" Compare Kooikerhondje and Marquesan Dog . Which is better: Kooikerhondje or Marquesan Dog  or Labrador Retriever?
Name Kooikerhondje Marquesan Dog  Labrador Retriever
OriginsNetherlands French Polynesia England Canada
Group Gun Dog Extinct Gun Dog
Popularity Rank4132051
Reviews103
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Other Names Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog Marquesas Islands Dog Labrador, Lab
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association Foundation Stock Service No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $600-$800 Unavailable $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Size Medium Small Medium Large
Weight 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) Unknown Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 30 pounds (13.5 kg) Unknown Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Unknown Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38.5 cm) Unknown Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Coat Waterproof Wavy Thick Straight Smooth Dense Waterproof Hard Short
Colors White Red Orange White Spotted Yellow Chocolate Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Marquesan Dog  requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately.
Marquesan Dog s shed moderately.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Temperament Alert Intelligent Loving Territorial Cheerful Lively Going Lazy Affectionate Cheerful Friendly Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Energetic Gentle Loving Going Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Kooikerhondje's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train.
Marquesan Dog s are quite easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed.
Marquesan Dog s are not the most playful dog breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Marquesan Dog s have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Kooikerhondjes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Marquesan Dog s are highly affectionate dogs.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average.
Marquesan Dog s need for social interaction is average.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally.
Average: The Marquesan Dog  barks occasionally.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
Marquesan Dog s are one of the best watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory.
Marquesan Dog s strongly protect their territory.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Marquesan Dog  has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Marquesan Dog s have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential.
Marquesan Dog s have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Kooikerhondjes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Marquesan Dog s have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Marquesan Dog s are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Marquesan Dog s adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Marquesan Dog s are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
Marquesan Dog s are not kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
Marquesan Dog s are not cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Marquesan Dog s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Marquesan Dog  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Marquesan Dog s are not recommended for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
Marquesan Dog s do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Marquesan Dog s are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Marquesan Dog  breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Health Issues
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Marquesan Dog  is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Epilepsy Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy Kidney Issues Luxating Patella Myositis Von Willebrand's Disease No set Acute Moist Dermatitis Bloat Cataracts Cold Tail Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Myopathy Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years They were usually eaten before they died of a natural death. 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Marquesan Dog s have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise.
Marquesan Dog s have an average exercise need.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Marquesan Dog s sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Marquesan Dog  breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kooikerhondje can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Marquesan Dog  has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Marquesan Dog  is an average drooler.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Reproducibility - Kooikerhondje vs Marquesan Dog  vs Labrador Retriever

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies 1-14 puppies 5-10 puppies

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