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Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie Comparison - Dog breed selector: Golden Flat Coat or Hungarian Pointer or English Collie? Find the right dog for you

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Name Golden Retriever Vizsla Rough Collie
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Hungarian Pointer
Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer
Magyar Vizsla
Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
English Collie
Lassie Dog
Long-Haired Collie
Scottish Collie
Collie
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $800-$1200 $400-$600
Availability
Which is easier to get, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Vizsla is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Rough Collie is quite easy to get.

Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Which is the smallest dog, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Vizsla? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie weight comparison:
Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 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: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 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: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

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

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie coat comparison:
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Colors
What are the original Golden Retriever, Vizsla and Rough Collie color?
Golden
Light
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
White
Sable
Merle
Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable & White
White & Merle
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie grooming comparison:
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
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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 Vizsla or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever or Vizsla or {name3 shedding:
Golden Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Vizsla dogs shed moderately.
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Rough Collie dogs are heavy shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Golden Retriever or Vizsla 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie behavior/temperament comparison:
Intelligent
Confident
Friendly
Reliable
Kind
Trustworthy
Playful
Energetic
Protective
Intelligent
Friendly
Affectionate
Lively
Gentle
Trainable
Companionable
Cheerful
Quiet
Easygoing
Willing
Evenly Tempered
Protective
Intelligent
Friendly
Responsive
Docile
Obedient
Loyal
Gentle
Social
Elegant
Hard working
Herding
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie intelligence:
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
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Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie trainability comparison.
Golden Retriever dogs are easy to train.
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Vizsla dogs are easy to train.
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Rough Collie dogs are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie playfulness comparison:
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Vizsla 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 Retriever dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Sensitive: Vizsla dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Rough Collie 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie?
High: Golden Retriever dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Vizsla dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Rough Collie dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie social needs comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Vizsla dogs are a social breed.
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Rough Collie dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie?
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
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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 Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Vizsla dogs are average watchdogs.
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Rough Collie dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? 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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Vizsla dogs are average defenders.
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Rough Collie dogs 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 Vizsla 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 Vizsla or Rough Collie?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Vizsla bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rough Collie bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie mouthiness comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Vizsla dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Rough Collie dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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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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Vizsla dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Rough Collie dogs 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 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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Vizsla dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Rough Collie dogs 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 Vizsla or Rough Collie?
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Vizsla 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 Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizsla dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Rough Collie dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Vizsla 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.
Rough Collie dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Which dog is more friendly?
Golden Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Vizsla dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Rough Collie dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Golden Retriever dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Vizsla dogs are generally with other pets.
Rough Collie dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Vizsla dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Rough Collie dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Vizsla dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Rough Collie dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Vizsla dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Rough Collie dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie?
Yes
Golden Retriever dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Vizsla dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Rough Collie 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
Vizsla 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.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie Health Comparison

Health Issues
Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie?
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Vizsla 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie 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
Hip Dysplasia
Cancer
Epilepsy
Sebaceous Adenitis
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
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 Vizsla 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie lifespan comparison. How long do Golden Retriever, Vizsla and Rough Collie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Vizsla: 12 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Rough Collie: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Golden Retriever vs Vizsla 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 Vizsla or Rough Collie? Golden Retriever vs Vizsla vs Rough Collie energy level comparison:
Golden Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Vizsla dogs are high-energy dogs.
Rough Collie 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Golden Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Vizsla dogs need a lot of exercises.
Rough Collie dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Golden Retriever or Vizsla or Rough Collie?
Golden Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
Vizsla dogs don't need too much sleep.
Rough Collie dogs 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 Vizsla or Rough Collie?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Low to Average: The Vizsla has a low to the 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 Vizsla 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 warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie?

Medium

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Vizsla 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 Vizsla 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 Vizsla 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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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 Vizsla 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.

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.

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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie?

Yes

Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Vizsla breed usually likes 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 Vizsla vs Rough Collie Reproducibility Comparison

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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 Vizsla and Rough Collie have?
5-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

Golden Retriever vs Vizsla 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 1960 as a Sporting 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 Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs 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
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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