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Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle" Compare Labradoodle and Goldendoodle. Which is better: Labradoodle or Goldendoodle?
Name Labradoodle Goldendoodle
OriginsAustralia United States Canada
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank556447
Reviews11
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Other Names Labrador Retriever + Poodle Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Australian Labradoodle Association International Australian Labradoodle Association Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $1000-$2000 600-800

General Appearance - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Size Large Large
Weight 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Hair & Care - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Coat Fine Variety of coat types Curly Wavy Smooth Straight
Colors Gold Apricot Caramel Chalky white Black Café Cream Silver Chocolate Parchment Blue They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors. Black Gray White Brown Red Yellow
Grooming
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Labradoodles shed moderately.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Temperament Affectionate Intelligent Alert Energetic Intelligent Friendly Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Labradoodles are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Labradoodles are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Labradoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Labradoodles 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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Stranger Friendly
Labradoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Labradoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Labradoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labradoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labradoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labradoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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) 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
Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Health Issues
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Allergies Canine Diabetes Mellitus Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Hypothyroidism Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Labradoodles are high energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labradoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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  • German Shepard

    Apr 8, 2020, 5:02:04 PM:

    This is the best dog