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Name Bouvier des Flandres Bouvier des Ardennes Golden Retriever
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Flanders Cattle Dog
Vlaamse Koehond
Belgian Cattle Dog
Ardennes Cattle Dog Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1500-$2000 $500-$600 $1000-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
Very frequent: The Bouvier des Flandres is quite easy to get.
Average: The Bouvier des Ardennes is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Which is the smallest dog, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
Large Large
Medium
Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Ardennes? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever weight comparison:
Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever height comparison:
Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever coat comparison:
Rough Double Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Colors
What are the original Bouvier des Flandres, Bouvier des Ardennes and Golden Retriever color?
Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
Fawn
Grey
Black
Golden
Light
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Advanced: The Bouvier des Ardennes requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or {name3 shedding:
Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
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Bouvier des Ardenness shed above average.
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Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
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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2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Adaptable
Obstinate
Curious
Playful
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever intelligence:
Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Bouvier des Ardennes's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever trainability comparison.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
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Bouvier des Ardenness are easy to train.
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Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever playfulness comparison:
Average: Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Bouvier des Ardenness, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Bouvier des Ardenness have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?
High: Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Bouvier des Ardenness are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever social needs comparison:
Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
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Bouvier des Ardenness need for social interaction is average.
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Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?
Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
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Average: The Bouvier des Ardennes barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
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Bouvier des Ardenness are average watchdogs.
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Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Bouvier des Ardenness are average defenders.
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Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Bouvier des Ardennes has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bouvier des Flandres bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bouvier des Ardennes bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Bouvier des Flandress have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Bouvier des Ardenness have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Golden 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?
Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
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The wanderlust potential of the Bouvier des Ardennes is strong enough to escape from home.
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Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Bouvier des Ardenness have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bouvier des Flandres breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bouvier des Ardennes breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bouvier des Ardenness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
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.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Good With Comparison

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

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Health Comparison

Health Issues
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bouvier des Ardennes 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
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
No data available Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Bouvier des Flandres should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Bouvier des Ardennes should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Golden Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Bouvier des Flandres, Bouvier des Ardennes and Golden Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bouvier des Flandres: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Bouvier des Ardennes: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever energy level comparison:
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Golden Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average exercise need.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Bouvier des Ardenness sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden Retriever?
3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 3 to 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 / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bouvier des Flandres's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bouvier des Ardennes's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Golden 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: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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, Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?

Medium

The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Bouvier des Ardennes has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Bouvier des Ardennes is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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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.
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Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden 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: Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Ardennes or Golden 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: Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever?

Not really

Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Bouvier des Ardennes breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Golden 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.

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden 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.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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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 Bouvier des Flandres and Bouvier des Ardennes and Golden Retriever have?
5-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies

Bouvier des Flandres vs Bouvier des Ardennes vs Golden Retriever Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) 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?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
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
No data available 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

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