Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Comparison – Which dog is better Lab or Caucasian Mountain Dog?

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Name Labrador Retriever Caucasian Ovcharka
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Lab
Labrador
Caucasian Mountain Dog
Caucasian Sheepdog
Kaukasische Schaferhund
Kawkasky Owtscharka
Caucasian Ovcharka
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Which is more expensive? What is the difference in price between Labrador Retriever and Caucasian Ovcharka?
$1000-$2000 $1500-$2500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Size Comparison

Size
Which dog is bigger, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Is the Labrador Retriever bigger than the Caucasian Ovcharka breed? Is a Labrador Retriever smaller than a Caucasian Ovcharka?
Large Giant
Weight
Which is heavier, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka weight comparison:
Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 126.5 pounds (57.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Is a Labrador Retriever taller than a Caucasian Ovcharka?
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 25-28 inches (64-72 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 26.5 inches (68 cm)

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka coat comparison:
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Double
Dense
Thick
Colors
What are the original Labrador Retriever and Caucasian Ovcharka color? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka color comparison:
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Black
Cream
Gray
Silver
White
Yellow
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Easy to groom: The Caucasian Ovcharka doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Do Labrador Retriever dogs shed more than Caucasian Ovcharka dogs?
Labrador Retriever dogs shed moderately.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
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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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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Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Dominant
Alert
Calm
Powerful
Quick
Intelligent Rank
Which dog has more intelligence? Is a Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka smarter? Which is best? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka intelligence:
Outstanding: Labrador 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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Trainability
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka trainability comparison. What's the difference between Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs are very easy to train.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka playfulness comparison:
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Caucasian Ovcharka is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference between Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Sensitive: Labrador Retriever dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retriever dogs may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Average to High: Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka social needs comparison:
Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Average to High: The Caucasian Ovcharka is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs are average watchdogs.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Labrador Retriever dogs are average defenders.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Biting Potential
Is a Labrador Retriever more dangerous than a Caucasian Ovcharka?

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Caucasian Ovcharka has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Caucasian Ovcharka bite force: The Strongest.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka mouthiness comparison:
Labrador Retriever dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs have a higher than 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? What's the difference between Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Caucasian Ovcharka dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? What's the difference between Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka? Which can be better for hunting?
Labrador Retriever dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Caucasian Ovcharka 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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador 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 Caucasian Ovcharka indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Labrador Retriever dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Caucasian Ovcharka dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retrievers 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.

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Which dog is more friendly?
Labrador Retriever dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Can a Labrador Retriever and a Caucasian Ovcharka be friends? Do Labrador Retriever dogs get along with Caucasian Ovcharka dogs?
Labrador Retriever dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is best for first time owners: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Caucasian Ovcharkas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Caucasian Ovcharka is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Caucasian Ovcharkas are usually recommended for elderly people.

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Health Comparison

Health Issues
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka health comparison. Which is the healthier: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Caucasian Ovcharkas tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka health problems comparison:
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Caucasian Ovcharka should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka lifespan comparison. How long do Labrador Retriever and Caucasian Ovcharka breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy? What is the age limit of the Labrador Retriever and Caucasian Ovcharka?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Caucasian Ovcharka: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka energy level comparison:
Labrador Retriever dogs are high-energy dogs.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Labrador Retriever dogs need a lot of exercises.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?
Labrador Retriever dogs don't need too much sleep.
Caucasian Ovcharka dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? Does the Labrador Retriever breed eat more than the Caucasian Ovcharka breed?
Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 7 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? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Caucasian Ovcharka's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
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 cold weather
The Caucasian Ovcharka can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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, Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka?

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Caucasian Ovcharka has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least? What's the difference between Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Caucasian Ovcharka 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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Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka 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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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Labrador Retriever or Caucasian Ovcharka? 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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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.
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.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka?

Yes

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

Caucasian Ovcharka 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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Yes

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.

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 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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Litter Size
How many puppies can Labrador Retriever and Caucasian Ovcharka have? Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka litter size comparison:
5-10 puppies 5-10 puppies

Labrador Retriever vs Caucasian Ovcharka Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.

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