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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Comparison - Dog breed selector: Golden Flat Coat or Gonczy Polski or Lab? Find the right dog for you

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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Gonczy Polski
Polish Scenthound
Lab
Labrador
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which is the smallest dog, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Polish Hunting Dog? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever weight comparison:
Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 44-57 pounds (20-26 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 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: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 50.5 pounds (23 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 22–26 inches (55–66 cm), Female: 20–24 inches (50–61 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $600-$800 $1000-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.
Average: The Polish Hunting Dog is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever intelligence:
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Polish Hunting Dog is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever trainability comparison.
Golden Retriever dogs are easy to train.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs are very easy to train.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are very easy to train.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Golden Retriever dogs are average defenders.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Labrador Retriever dogs are average defenders.
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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Reliable
Kind
Trustworthy
Courageous
Intelligent
Docile
Gentle
Trainable
Brave
Stable
Playful
Loving
Energetic
Alert
Intelligent
Friendly
Responsive
Affectionate
Loyal
Gentle
Going
Social
Cheerful
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Golden Retriever dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retriever dogs 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 Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?
High: Golden Retriever dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Polish Hunting Dog dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retriever dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Social Needs
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever social needs comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Golden Retriever dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Golden Retriever dogs 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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Polish Hunting Dog dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever playfulness comparison:
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Polish Hunting Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Average to High: The Polish Hunting Dog is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Polish Hunting Dog breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Adaptability and Independence Comparison

Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Golden Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labrador Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs 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.
Labrador Retriever dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Polish Hunting Dog bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.
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 Polish Hunting Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog 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 Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Elbow Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Hemangiosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
No data available Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Bloat
Epilepsy
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Cold Tail
Myopathy
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).
Rare
The Polish Hunting Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Golden Retriever, Polish Hunting Dog and Labrador Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
9-13 years
The average lifespan of Polish Hunting Dog: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?
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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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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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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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever energy level comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, 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
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The Polish Hunting Dog has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever coat comparison:
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Waterproof Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors
What are the original Golden Retriever, Polish Hunting Dog and Labrador Retriever color?
Golden
Light
Black
Tan
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever grooming comparison:
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Polish Hunting Dog requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or {name3 shedding:
Golden Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Polish Hunting Dog dogs shed moderately.
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Labrador Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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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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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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Hypoallergenic
Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Polish Hunting Dog has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high 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 Polish Hunting Dog is an average drooler.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Golden Retriever dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Labrador Retriever dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which dog is more friendly?
Golden Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Golden Retriever or Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever?
Golden Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?
Yes
Golden Retriever dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Polish Hunting Dog dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retriever dogs 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
Polish Hunting Dog 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.
Polish Hunting Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever 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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Not really

This breed generally not used 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 Polish Hunting Dog or Labrador Retriever? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

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.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever?

Yes

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

Polish Hunting Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes 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 Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever 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 Polish Hunting Dog and Labrador Retriever have?
5-10 puppies 4-8 puppies 5-10 puppies

Golden Retriever vs Polish Hunting Dog vs Labrador Retriever Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. 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 Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds 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
No data available 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

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