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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Sheepdog
Scotch Sheep Dog
English Collie
Lassie Dog
Long-Haired Collie
Scottish Collie
Collie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $600-$800 $400-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Border Collie is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Rough Collie is quite easy to get.

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which is the smallest dog, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Border Collie? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie weight comparison:
Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm) Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie coat comparison:
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Dense
Feathered
Straight
Short
Moderately Long
Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Colors
What are the original Golden Retriever, Border Collie and Rough Collie color?
Golden
Light
Black & White
Tricolor
Tan
Blue merle
Blue merle-tricolor
Slate merle
Red merle
Black
Brindle
Gold
Lilac
Red
Sable
Sable Merle
Saddleback Sable
White & Blue
White & Blue Merle
White & Red
White & Red Merle
White Ticked
Seal
Slate
White & Gold
White & Sable
White & Seal
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie grooming comparison:
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever or Border Collie or {name3 shedding:
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
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Border Collies shed moderately.
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Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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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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Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie behavior/temperament comparison:
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent
Alert
Tenacious
Protective
Energetic
Responsive
Loyal
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie intelligence:
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie trainability comparison.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
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Border Collies are easy to train.
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Rough Collies are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie playfulness comparison:
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
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The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
High: Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie social needs comparison:
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
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Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
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Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
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Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Moderate

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Border Collie bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rough Collie bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie mouthiness comparison:
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Rough Collies have an average 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?
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
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Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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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Border Collies 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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Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Border Collie breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Rough Collie indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Good With Comparison

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

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Health Comparison

Health Issues
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie health problems comparison:
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Allergies
Collie Eye Anomaly
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Golden Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Border Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Rough Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie lifespan comparison. How long do Golden Retriever, Border Collie and Rough Collie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Border Collie: 13 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Rough Collie: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie energy level comparison:
Golden Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Border Collies are high-energy dogs.
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 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? Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The Border Collie has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Rough Collie has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?
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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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
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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The Border Collie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Rough Collie is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good 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: Golden Retriever or Border Collie or Rough Collie? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

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?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie?

Yes

Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like 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.

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie 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 Golden Retriever and Border Collie and Rough Collie have?
5-10 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

Golden Retriever vs Border Collie vs Rough Collie Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the 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. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
The American Int. Border Collie Registry
The American Border Collie Association
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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