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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Lab
Labrador
Golden Flat Coat
Yellow Retriever
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $1000-$2000 $1000-$2000
Availability
Which is easier to get, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Golden Retriever is quite easy to get.

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Which is the smallest dog, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever weight comparison:
Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 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)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 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)
Height
Which is taller, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever height comparison:
15 inches (38 cm) or more 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)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever coat comparison:
Curly Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Colors
What are the original Poodle, Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever color?
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Golden
Light
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Poodle or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
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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2-3 weeks
Frequent. This breed has high-maintenance hair and may require a bath every 2-3 weeks.
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Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever intelligence:
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever trainability comparison.
Poodles are easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever playfulness comparison:
The Poodle is a playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?
High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever social needs comparison:
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?
Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Golden Retriever bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Golden Retrievers have a strong 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?
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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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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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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
It is not recommended to keep the Golden Retriever breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Good With Comparison

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

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Health Comparison

Health Issues
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
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.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
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
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
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).
Life Expectancy
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Poodle, Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Golden Retriever: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever energy level comparison:
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Golden Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?
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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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

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

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Poodle or Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever?

Yes

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Golden Retriever breed usually likes 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.

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.

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

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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 Poodle and Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever have?
2-4 puppies 5-10 puppies 5-10 puppies

Poodle vs Labrador Retriever vs Golden Retriever Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle 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 Retrievers 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
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

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