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Name American White Shepherd Berger Blanc Suisse Labrador Retriever
OriginsUnited States flagUnited States Switzerland flagSwitzerland England flagEngland Canada flagCanada
Group Working Dogs Pastoral / Herding Dogs Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
White Canadian Shepherd
American White Shepherd
Pastore Svizzero Bianco
Weisser Schweizer Schäferhund
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Lab
Labrador
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1800-$2500 $2500-$3000 $1000-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which is the smallest dog, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Berger Blanc Suisse? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever weight comparison:
Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg) Male: 66–88 lbs (30–40 kg), Female: 55–77 lbs (25–35 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg) Male: 77 lbs (35 kg), Female: 66 lbs (30 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever height comparison:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm) Male: 25 inch (63 cm), Female: 23 inch (58 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever coat comparison:
Wavy Dense
Straight
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors
What are the original American White Shepherd, Berger Blanc Suisse and Labrador Retriever color?
White
Light Cream
White Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever grooming comparison:
Average: The American White Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or {name3 shedding:
American White Shepherds are heavy shedders.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are heavy shedders.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Companionable
Fearless
Aloof
Eager
Selfish
Confidence
Easygoing
Gentle
Patient
Strong
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: Berger Blanc Suisse's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever trainability comparison.
American White Shepherds are easy to train.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever playfulness comparison:
The American White Shepherd is a playful breed.
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The Berger Blanc Suisse is a playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
American White Shepherds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?
Average to High: American White Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Berger Blanc Suisses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Social Needs
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever social needs comparison:
American White Shepherds are a social breed.
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Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of social interaction.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?
Low to Average: The American White Shepherd rarely barks.
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Average to High: The Berger Blanc Suisse is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds are good watchdogs.
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Berger Blanc Suisses are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
American White Shepherds strongly protect their territory.
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Berger Blanc Suisses strongly protect their territory.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The American White Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Berger Blanc Suisse has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American White Shepherd bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Berger Blanc Suisse bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever mouthiness comparison:
American White Shepherds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Berger Blanc Suisses have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
American White Shepherds have average wanderlust potential.
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Berger Blanc Suisses have average wanderlust potential.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
American White Shepherds 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.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep American White Shepherd indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Berger Blanc Suisse breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: American White Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Berger Blanc Suisses 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
Which dog can be left alone: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which dog is more friendly?
American White Shepherds are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are stranger-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
American White Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Berger Blanc Suisses are usually friendly towards other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Berger Blanc Suisses are cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Berger Blanc Suisses are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?
Yes
American White Shepherds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Berger Blanc Suisses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
American White Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Berger Blanc Suisse is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
American White Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Berger Blanc Suisses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Health Comparison

Health Issues
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Berger Blanc Suisses tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever health problems comparison:
No data available Allergies
Bloat
Joint Dysplasia
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The American White Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Frequent
The Berger Blanc Suisse should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do American White Shepherd, Berger Blanc Suisse and Labrador Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of American White Shepherd: 13 years
11-13 years
The average lifespan of Berger Blanc Suisse: 12 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever energy level comparison:
American White Shepherds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Berger Blanc Suisses are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
American White Shepherds have an average exercise need.
Berger Blanc Suisses need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
American White Shepherds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Berger Blanc Suisses are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The American White Shepherd has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Berger Blanc Suisse can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?

Medium

The American White Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Berger Blanc Suisse has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The American White Shepherd is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Berger Blanc Suisse is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: American White Shepherd or Berger Blanc Suisse or Labrador Retriever? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever?

Not really

American White Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Berger Blanc Suisse breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can American White Shepherd and Berger Blanc Suisse and Labrador Retriever have?
5-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 5-10 puppies

American White Shepherd vs Berger Blanc Suisse vs Labrador Retriever Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
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

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