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Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita" Compare Double Doodle and Golden Retriever. Which is better: Double Doodle or Golden Retriever or Akita?
Name Double Doodle Golden Retriever Akita
OriginsUnited States Scotland Japan
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog Working Dogs
Popularity Rank518347
Reviews010
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Other Names North American Retriever, Golden Labradoodle Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat Great Japanese Dog, Japanese Akita, American Akita
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Working 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club
Price 600-800 $1000-$2000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

Size Medium Large Large
Weight 30-70 pounds (14-32 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Avg. Weight 50 pounds (23 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg)
Height 20-24 inches (50-61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

Coat Wiry Curly Silky Wavy Shiny Straight Fluffy Dense Waterproof Straight
Colors Black Brown Golden White Tan Cream Silver Golden Light Red Fawn White Black Brown
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Akita doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Double Doodles shed moderately.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Akitas are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

Temperament Affectionate Friendly Intelligent Social Alert Gentle Loving Confident Intelligent Reliable Friendly Kind Trustworthy Alert Dignified Friendly Responsive Courageous Docile Intelligent Vigilant Independent Faithful Willing Protective
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Double Doodle's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Akita's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Double Doodles are very easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Akitas are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Double Doodle is a highly playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Akitas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Double Doodles don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Golden Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Akitas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Double Doodles are highly affectionate dogs.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Akitas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Double Doodles are a social breed.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Akitas need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Double Doodle barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Low: The Akita barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Double Doodles are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Akitas are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Double Doodles are average defenders.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Akitas are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Double Doodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Akita has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Double Doodles 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.
Akitas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Double Doodles have average wanderlust potential.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Akita is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Double Doodles 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.
Akitas have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Double Doodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Akitas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Double Doodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Akitas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Double Doodles 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.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

Stranger Friendly
Double Doodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Akitas are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Double Doodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Akitas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Double Doodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Akitas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Double Doodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Akitas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Double Doodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Golden Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Akita is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Double Doodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Akitas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Double Doodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Akitas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Double Doodles 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.
No
Akitas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 Not really
Double Doodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Akita 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.

Health Factors - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

Health Issues
Egészségesek Double Doodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek Akita fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Allergies Bloat Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) 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 Bloat Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Double Doodles are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Akitas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Double Doodles need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Akitas need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Double Doodles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Akitas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Akita can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Double Doodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Akita has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Double Doodle is a perfect example for 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.
The Akita is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Double Doodle vs Golden Retriever vs Akita

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 2-5 puppies 5-10 puppies 3-12 puppies

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