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Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Comparison - Dog breed selector: Queensland Heeler or French Poodle or Yellow Retriever? Find the right dog for you

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Name Australian Cattle Dog Poodle Golden Retriever
OriginsAustralia Germany France Scotland
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank5673
Reviews477
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Other Names Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Hall39;s Heeler, ACD, Cattle Dog, Red Heeler French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1980 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition 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
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
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
Price
Which is cheaper Australian Cattle Dog or Poodle or Golden Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$500-$700 $1000-$1500 $1000-$2000

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Australian Cattle Dog or Poodle or Golden Retriever?
Medium Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier Australian Cattle Dog or Poodle or Poodle?
30-62 pounds (13-28 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
46 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Australian Cattle Dog or Poodle or Golden Retriever?
Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Dense Curly Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Colors Blue
Speckled
Red
Mottled
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Golden
Light
Grooming
Effortless: The Australian Cattle Dog requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Australian Cattle Dogs shed moderately.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Aggressive
Energetic
Loyal
Responsive
Alert
Intelligent
Protective
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Australian Cattle Dog is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Australian Cattle Dogs are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Australian Cattle Dog is a highly playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Australian Cattle Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Australian Cattle Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Australian Cattle Dog rarely barks.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Australian Cattle Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Australian Cattle Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Australian Cattle Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Australian Cattle Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Australian Cattle Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Australian Cattle Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Apartment Friendly
Nem lakásbarát kutya Australian Cattle Dog.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Poodle fajta.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Golden Retriever kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Australian Cattle Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Australian Cattle Dog or Poodle or Golden Retriever?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Golden 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.

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Australian Cattle Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Australian Cattle Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Australian Cattle Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Australian Cattle Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Australian Cattle Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Australian Cattle Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Australian Cattle Dogs are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever?
No
Australian Cattle Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Australian Cattle Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Golden 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.

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Australian Cattle Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Deafness
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Australian Cattle Dogs are high energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Australian Cattle Dogs need a lot of exercises.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Australian Cattle Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Cattle Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Australian Cattle Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Australian Cattle Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Golden Retriever drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Australian Cattle Dog vs Poodle vs Golden Retriever Reproducibility Comparison

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 1-7 puppies, average 5 2-4 puppies 5-10 puppies

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