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Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Comparison - Dog breed selector: Labrador or Yellow Retriever or Cocker? Find the right dog for you

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Name Labrador Retriever Golden Retriever English Cocker Spaniel
OriginsEngland Canada Scotland England
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Labrador, Lab Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs 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
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
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
Price
Which is cheaper, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $1000-$2000 $900-$1200
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel size comparison:
Large Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or Golden Retriever? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel weight comparison:
Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel coat comparison:
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Feathered
Colors
What are the original Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever and English Cocker Spaniel color?
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Golden
Light
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
2-3 weeks
Frequent.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel intelligence:
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel trainability comparison.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel playfulness comparison:
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel social needs comparison:
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Golden Retrievers 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.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Labrador Retriever kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Golden Retriever kutyafajtát.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Cocker Spaniel fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Golden Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
English Cocker Spaniels 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 Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Golden Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Golden Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Which is better for autism?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Which one could be a detection/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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Golden Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Golden Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Golden Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Golden Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
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.
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 Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Golden Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The English Cocker Spaniel 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: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel 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
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Golden Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The English Cocker Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever and English Cocker Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 10-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel energy level comparison:
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever or English Cocker Spaniel?
Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 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 Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Cocker Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel?
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever vs English Cocker Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever and English Cocker Spaniel have?
5-10 puppies 5-10 puppies 6-8 puppies

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  • Sandeep Junnarkar

    May 28, 2020, 12:40:49 PM:

    Extremely good comparison