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Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier" Compare Labrador Retriever and Boxer. Which is better: Labrador Retriever or Boxer or Airedale Terrier?
Name Labrador Retriever Boxer Airedale Terrier
OriginsEngland Canada Germany England
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank11155
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Other Names Labrador, Lab German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Waterside Terrier, Bingley Terrier, Irish Red Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Terrier breed.
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. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
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 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 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
Price $1000-$2000 $600-$1200 $600-$800

General Appearance - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), Female: 22-23 inches (56-58 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

Coat Dense Waterproof Hard Short Waterproof Wiry Dense Rough
Colors Yellow Chocolate Black Brindle White Fawn Tan Grizzle Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Advanced: The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Boxers shed moderately.
Airedale Terriers are low shedders.

Characteristics - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Friendly Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Energetic Gentle Loving Going Responsive Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal Alert Courageous Intelligent Confident Friendly Outgoing Adaptable Brave Playful Energetic Balanced Obedient Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Airedale Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Airedale Terriers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Boxer is a playful breed.
The Airedale Terrier is a highly 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.
Airedale Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Airedale Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Airedale Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Average: The Airedale Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Airedale Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Airedale Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Airedale Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Airedale Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Airedale Terrier 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.
Boxers 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.
Airedale Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Airedale Terriers 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Airedale Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Airedale Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Airedale Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Airedale Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Airedale Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Airedale Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Airedale Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
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
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Airedale Terrier 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 - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

Health Issues
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Airedale Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
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 Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Allergies Cancer Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Umbilical Hernias Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Airedale Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Airedale Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Airedale Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Airedale Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Airedale Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Labrador Retriever vs Boxer vs Airedale Terrier

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 2-10 puppies, average 6 7-9 puppies

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