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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Comparison - Dog breed selector: Golden Flat Coat or Staff or Carlin? Find the right dog for you

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Name Golden Retriever Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pug
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Staff
Stafford
Staffy Bull
Staffy
Carlin
Chinese Pug
Dutch Bulldog
Dutch Mastiff
Mini Mastiff
Mops
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Size and Weight Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Which is the smallest dog, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Large Medium Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug weight comparison:
Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $1500-$2000 $300-$500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Pug is quite easy to get.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Trainability and Intelligence Comparison

Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug intelligence:
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Trainability
Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug trainability comparison.
Golden Retriever dogs are easy to train.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are quite easy to train.
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A slightly harder to train than average.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are average watchdogs.
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Pug dogs are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? 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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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are average defenders.
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Pug dogs strongly protect their territory.
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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Personality and Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug behavior/temperament comparison:
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Reliable
Kind
Trustworthy
Courageous
Intelligent
Affectionate
Reliable
Bold
Fearless
Playful
Courageous
Intelligent
Friendly
Affectionate
Loyal
Gentle
Going
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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Pug dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?
High: Golden Retriever dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Pug dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug social needs comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are a social breed.
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Pug 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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The wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
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Pug dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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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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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Pug 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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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Activity and Playfulness Comparison

Playfulness
Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug playfulness comparison:
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
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Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Pug breed.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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.
Average: Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Pug 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs 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.
Pug dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Bite Characteristics Comparison

Bite Force PSI
Which bite is stronger: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Staffordshire Bull Terrier bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pug bite force: Weak.
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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug mouthiness comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Pug dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Health and Lifespan Comparison

Health Issues
Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug health comparison. Which is the healthier: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Patellar Luxation
Allergies
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Entropion
Vaccination Sensitivity
Demodectic Mange
Distichiasis
Corneal Ulcers
Dry Eye
Hemi-vertebrae
Cheyletiella Dermatitis
Nerve Degeneration
Proptosis
Pug Dog Encephalitis
Staphylococcus Infection
Yeast Infection
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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Pug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug lifespan comparison. How long do Golden Retriever, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pug breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Staffordshire Bull Terrier: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Pug: 13 years
Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?
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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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Energy and Activity Comparison

Energy Level
Who has more energy a Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug energy level comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pug dogs 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Pug dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Pug dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Diet and Weight Management Comparison

Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Allergies and Grooming Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug coat comparison:
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Smooth Fine
Colors
What are the original Golden Retriever, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pug color?
Golden
Light
Black
Red
Blue
White
Fawn
Brindle
Black
Fawn
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug grooming comparison:
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Golden Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs shed none to minimal.
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Pug dogs shed above average.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Pug 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an average drooler.
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The Pug is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug Good With Comparison

Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Golden Retriever dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Pug dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? Which dog is more friendly?
Golden Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pug dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Pug dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Pug dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug?
Golden Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are not dog-friendly.
Pug dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?
Yes
Golden Retriever dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Pug dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pug 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.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Golden Retriever or Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Pug? 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.

Not really

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

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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug?

Yes

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

Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Pug 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.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pug have?
5-10 puppies 5-7 puppies 2-4 puppies

Golden Retriever vs Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Pug 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 1974 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy 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 Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs 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

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