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Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cavoodle or Labrador or Aussie? Find the right dog for you

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Name Cavapoo Labrador Retriever Australian Shepherd
OriginsAustralia England Canada United States
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank555117
Reviews833
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Other Names Cavoodle Labrador, Lab Aussie, Little Blue Dog
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer 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
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Australian Shepherd Club Of America
Price $1200-$1800 $1000-$2000 $600-$800

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd General Appearance Comparison

Size Small
Medium
Large Large
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (25-29 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 20-23 inches (52-58cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46–53 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 21.5 inches (55 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (46–53 cm)

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Curly
Wavy
Straight
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Feathered
Colors Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Red
Blue
Merle
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Australian Shepherd requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cavapoos shed moderately.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Australian Shepherds shed moderately.

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Good-natured
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Australian Shepherd's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Australian Shepherds are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Australian Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Australian Shepherds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Australian Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Australian Shepherds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Australian Shepherd rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Australian Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Australian Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavapoos 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.
Australian Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Australian Shepherds are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Cavapoos 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.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Australian Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Australian Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Australian Shepherds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavapoos 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.
Australian 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.
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.

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Australian Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Australian Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Australian Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Australian Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Australian Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Australian Shepherd breed usually doesn't like 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.

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Australian Shepherd is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Allergies
Cancer
Cataracts
Collie Eye Anomaly
Deafness
Detached Retina
Distichiasis
Drug Sensitivity
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Nasal Solar Dermatitis
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 10-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Australian Shepherds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Australian Shepherds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Australian Shepherds 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Australian Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Australian Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Australian Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Cavapoo vs Labrador Retriever vs Australian Shepherd 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 2-8 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-9 puppies, average 7

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