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Name Labrador Retriever Rhodesian Ridgeback Sloughi
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Lab
Labrador
African Lion Hound
African Lion Dog
Sloughi Moghrebi
Berber Greyhound
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$2000 $900-$1200 $800-$1000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Rhodesian Ridgeback is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Sloughi is easier than average to get.

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Which is the smallest dog, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Rhodesian Ridgeback? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi weight comparison:
Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 80-90 pounds (36-41 kg), Female: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg) Male: 55-65 pounds (25-30 kg), Female: 35-50 pounds (16-23 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) Male: 85 pounds (38.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (66-72 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (61-68 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 26 inches (66 cm), Female: 25 inches (63.5 cm) Male: 26.4-28.3 inches (69 cm), Female: 24-26.7 inches (64.5 cm)

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi coat comparison:
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Dense Straight
Dense
Colors
What are the original Labrador Retriever, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Sloughi color?
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Golden
Red
White
Gray
Wheaten
Cream
Spotted
Brindle
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Sloughi requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or {name3 shedding:
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks shed none to minimal.
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Sloughis shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
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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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Dignified
Loyal
Sensitive
Intelligent
Mischievous
Strong
Willed
Alert
Intelligent
Independent
Sweet
Faithful
Sensitive
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi 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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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 Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi trainability comparison.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite easy to train.
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Sloughis are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi playfulness comparison:
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a playful breed.
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Average: Sloughis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?
Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Rhodesian Ridgebacks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Sloughis are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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Social Needs
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi social needs comparison:
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a social breed.
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Sloughis need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Sloughi rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks are average watchdogs.
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Sloughis are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks strongly protect their territory.
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Sloughis are extremely protective guard dogs.
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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.

Low 🔽

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

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

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Rhodesian Ridgeback bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Sloughi bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi mouthiness comparison:
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Sloughis have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Sloughis have average wanderlust potential.
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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.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Sloughis have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
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 Rhodesian Ridgeback indoors.
Apartment-friendly dog the Sloughi breed.
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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Sloughis adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Which dog is more friendly?
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Sloughis 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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Sloughis do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are very kid-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Sloughis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Sloughis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Sloughi 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.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Sloughis are usually recommended for elderly people.

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Health Comparison

Health Issues
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi health comparison. Which is the healthier: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Sloughis tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi 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
Dermoid Sinus
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
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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.
Average
The Rhodesian Ridgeback should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Sloughi should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi lifespan comparison. How long do Labrador Retriever, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Sloughi breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Rhodesian Ridgeback: 11 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Sloughi: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi energy level comparison:
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Sloughis are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks need quite a lot of exercise.
Sloughis have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Sloughis don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Labrador Retriever or Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi?
Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 3/4 to 4 3/8 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi weight gain potential comparison:
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Sloughi has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?
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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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 average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Sloughi has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Sloughi is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi 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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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 Rhodesian Ridgeback or Sloughi? 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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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.

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.

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 Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi?

Yes

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

Rhodesian Ridgeback breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Sloughi 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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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

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.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 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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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Labrador Retriever and Rhodesian Ridgeback and Sloughi have?
5-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

Labrador Retriever vs Rhodesian Ridgeback vs Sloughi Recognition Comparison

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 1955 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Hound 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 Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds 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
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of The US
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