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Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog  – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog " Compare Golden Retriever and Rottweiler. Which is better: Golden Retriever or Rottweiler or Old English Bulldog ?
Name Golden Retriever Rottweiler Old English Bulldog 
OriginsScotland Germany England
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank38496
Reviews461
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Other Names Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat Rottie, Rott English Bulldog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group 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. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
No set
Price $1000-$2000 $1200-$2000 Unavailable

General Appearance - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

Size Large Large
Giant
Medium
Weight Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 50-70 pounds (22-31 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 60 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 16-19 inches (40-48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

Coat Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Dense Fine
Colors Golden
Light
Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Brindle
White
Grey
Fawn
Red
Black
Grooming
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Old English Bulldog  requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Old English Bulldog s shed moderately.

Characteristics - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

Temperament Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Friendly
Confident
Loving
Strong
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Old English Bulldog 's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Old English Bulldog s aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Old English Bulldog s are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Old English Bulldog s are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Old English Bulldog s are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low: The Old English Bulldog  barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Old English Bulldog s are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Old English Bulldog  has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Old English Bulldog s have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Old English Bulldog s have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Old English Bulldog s 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
Golden Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Old English Bulldog s are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Old English Bulldog s adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rottweilers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Old English Bulldog s 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.
Fighting 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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

Stranger Friendly
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Old English Bulldog s are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Old English Bulldog s are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Old English Bulldog  is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Old English Bulldog s are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Old English Bulldog s are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Old English Bulldog s 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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 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.
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) 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.
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 Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Old English Bulldog  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.
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.

Health Factors - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

Health Issues
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Old English Bulldog  is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems 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
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-11 years 11-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Old English Bulldog s have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Old English Bulldog s exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Old English Bulldog s like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 10 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.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Old English Bulldog  has an average 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 Rottweiler 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 Old English Bulldog  is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Golden Retriever vs Rottweiler vs Old English Bulldog 

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 8-12 puppies 4-10 puppies

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