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Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever" Compare Beagle and Shar-Pei. Which is better: Beagle or Shar-Pei or Golden Retriever?
Name Beagle Shar-Pei Golden Retriever
OriginsEngland China Scotland
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank6643
Reviews444
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Other Names English Beagle Chinese Fighting Dog Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI. 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
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
Price $500-$800 $1000-$1200 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever

Size Small Medium Large
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever

Coat Dense Dense Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Colors Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Golden
Light
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever

Temperament Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis have a strong 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
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shar-Peis 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.
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
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Shar-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei 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
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shar-Peis are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 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.
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) 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.
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 Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Shar-Pei breed usually doesn't like 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.
Yes
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 - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden Retriever

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
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 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
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.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Shar-Pei vs Golden 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 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies

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