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Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever Comparison - Dog breed selector: Yellow Retriever or English Bulldog or Labrador? Find the right dog for you

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Name Golden Retriever Bulldog Labrador Retriever
OriginsScotland England England Canada
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank351
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat English Bulldog, British Bulldog Labrador, Lab
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
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 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting 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 Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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
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
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
Price
Which is cheaper Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $1200-$2000 $1000-$2000

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever size comparison:
Large Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Bulldog? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever weight comparison:
Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) 12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) 14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever coat comparison:
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Fine Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors
What are the original Golden Retriever, Bulldog and Labrador Retriever color?
Golden
Light
Brindle
White
Fawn
Gray
Red
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever grooming comparison:
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever or Bulldog or {name3 shedding:
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Bulldogs shed moderately.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Aggressive
Friendly
Social
Courageous
Loving
Sweet
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever intelligence:
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever trainability comparison. What's the difference?
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever playfulness comparison:
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Bulldogs don't really like playing.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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.
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.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever social needs comparison:
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Bulldogs are a social breed.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever?
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is better watchdog: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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.
Moderate
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive?
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.
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Golden Retriever kutyafajtát.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Bulldog fajta.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Labrador Retriever kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential?
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bulldogs 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.
Labrador 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever 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.
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever?
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Bulldogs 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.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
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.
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)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
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
Which one could be a boat dog: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever?
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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.
Yes
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.

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
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.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever 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
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Dry Eye
Entropion
Head Shakes
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Golden Retriever, Bulldog and Labrador Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever energy level comparison:
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Golden Retriever or Bulldog or Labrador Retriever?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
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 Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Golden Retriever vs Bulldog vs Labrador Retriever 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 5-10 puppies 4-5 puppies 5-10 puppies

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