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Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Comparison - Dog breed selector: Labrador or Cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. or Akita & Poodle mix? Find the right dog for you

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Name Labrador Retriever Bernedoodle Aki-Poo
OriginsEngland Canada Canada
Group Gun Dog Designer Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1605644
Reviews320
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Other Names Labrador, Lab Cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle.
Bernese Mountain Poo
Bernedoodles
Akita & Poodle mix
Akipoo
Akita-Poodle
Akitapoo
Akidoodle
Akitadoodle
Pookita
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI. 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
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Designer Breed Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $1000-$2000 700-4500 $800-$1200

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo General Appearance Comparison

Size Large Small
Large
Medium
Large
Medium
Weight Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 10-90 pounds (4.5-41 kg) Male: 75-120 pounds (34-54 kg), Female: 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 50 pounds (23 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (44 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (42 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 10-29 inches (25.5-74 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Curly
Wavy
Straight
Fluffy
Dense
Curly
Waterproof
Straight
Colors Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Black
Black & White
Brown & Black
Tricolor
Red
Fawn
White
Black
Brown
Apricot
Gray
Silver
Blue
Cream
Beige
Grooming
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Bernedoodle requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Aki-Poo requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Bernedoodles shed none to minimal.
Aki-Poos shed moderately.

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Clever
Goofy
Gentle
Loyal
Stubborn
Alert
Dignified
Friendly
Responsive
Courageous
Docile
Intelligent
Vigilant
Independent
Faithful
Willing
Protective
Active
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Bernedoodle is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Aki-Poo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Bernedoodles are easy to train.
Aki-Poos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Bernedoodle is a highly playful breed.
The Aki-Poo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Aki-Poos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Bernedoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Aki-Poos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Bernedoodles are a social breed.
Aki-Poos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The Bernedoodle barks occasionally.
Average: The Aki-Poo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Bernedoodles are average watchdogs.
Aki-Poos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Bernedoodles are average defenders.
Aki-Poos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bernedoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Aki-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bernedoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Aki-Poos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Bernedoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Aki-Poo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Bernedoodles 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.
Aki-Poos 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
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Bernedoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Aki-Poos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bernedoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Aki-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bernedoodles 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.
Aki-Poos 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.
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.

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Bernedoodles are average friendly towards strangers.
Aki-Poos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bernedoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Aki-Poos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Bernedoodles are average friendly towards cats.
Aki-Poos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bernedoodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Aki-Poos are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernedoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Aki-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bernedoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Aki-Poos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bernedoodles are generally with other pets.
Aki-Poos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bernedoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Aki-Poos 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Bernedoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Aki-Poo breed usually likes 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Bernedoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Aki-Poo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Eye Problems
Skin Diseases
Allergies
Bloat
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Sebaceous Adenitis
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Runny Eyes
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-18 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Bernedoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Aki-Poos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Bernedoodles have an average exercise need.
Aki-Poos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Bernedoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Aki-Poos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Aki-Poo can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bernedoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Aki-Poo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Bernedoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Aki-Poo is an average drooler.

Labrador Retriever vs Bernedoodle vs Aki-Poo Reproducibility Comparison

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 3-10 puppies 3-12 puppies

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