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Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever" Compare Dalmatian and Golden Retriever. Which is better: Dalmatian or Golden Retriever?
Name Dalmatian Golden Retriever
OriginsCroatia Scotland
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank633
Reviews01
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Other Names Dal, Dally, Carriage Dog, Spotted Coach Dog, Firehouse Dog, Plum Pudding Dog Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 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 Related breeds 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
Price $500-$600 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Size Large Large
Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight about 55 pounds (25 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Coat Fine Silky Wavy Shiny Straight
Colors White Liver Brown Black Golden Light
Grooming
Effortless: The Dalmatian requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Dalmatians are heavy shedders.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Temperament Active Friendly Outgoing Sensitive Energetic Intelligent Playful Confident Intelligent Reliable Friendly Kind Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Dalmatian's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Dalmatians are quite easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Dalmatian is a highly playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dalmatians 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
Dalmatians need a lot of social interaction.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Dalmatian barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Dalmatians are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dalmatians are average defenders.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dalmatians have lower 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 Dalmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Dalmatians 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
Dalmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Dalmatians 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
Dalmatians 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.

Good With - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards strangers.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dalmatians are very kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dalmatians are average friendly towards cats.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dalmatians are very dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dalmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Golden Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dalmatians are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dalmatians are generally with other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dalmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Golden Retrievers 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.
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.
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.
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
Dalmatian 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Health Issues
Dalmatians are commonly healthy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies Deafness Hip Dysplasia Iris Sphincter Dysplasia Skin Allergies Urolithiasis 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 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Dalmatians are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dalmatians need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Dalmatians don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 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
Average to High.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Dalmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dalmatian 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.

Reproducibility - Dalmatian vs Golden Retriever

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 6-9 puppies 5-10 puppies

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