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Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle" Compare Rough Collie and Labradoodle. Which is better: Rough Collie or Labradoodle or Goldendoodle?
Name Rough Collie Labradoodle Goldendoodle
OriginsScotland Australia United States Canada
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank40556447
Reviews415
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Other Names Collie, Scottish Collie, Long-Haired Collie, English Collie, Lassie Dog Labrador Retriever + Poodle Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Australian Labradoodle Association
International Australian Labradoodle Association
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $400-$600 $1000-$2000 600-800

General Appearance - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Size Large Large Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inch (60–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inch (55–61 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Hair & Care - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Coat Rough
Soft
Thick
Straight
Harsh
Furry
Fine
Variety of coat types
Curly
Wavy
Smooth
Straight
Colors Black & White & Tan
Blue & Merle
Blue & Merle & White
Sable
Sable & White
White
White & Merle
Merle
Gold
Apricot
Caramel
Chalky white
Black
Café
Cream
Silver
Chocolate
Parchment
Blue
They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors.
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Rough Collies are heavy shedders.
Labradoodles shed moderately.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Temperament Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive
Social
Hard working
Docile
Obedient
Elegant
Herding
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Rough Collie is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Rough Collies are very easy to train.
Labradoodles are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Rough Collie is a playful breed.
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Rough Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rough Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rough Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Rough Collie rarely barks.
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Rough Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Rough Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Labradoodles are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Rough Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rough Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Rough Collies are not the biggest explorers.
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Rough Collies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Rough Collies are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Labradoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Rough Collies adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rough Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labradoodles 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.
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.

Good With - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Stranger Friendly
Rough Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rough Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rough Collies are very cat-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rough Collies are dog-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rough Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rough Collies are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Labradoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rough Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labradoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 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 Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Rough Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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.

Health Factors - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Health Issues
The Rough Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Collie Eye Anomaly
Gray Collie Syndrome
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Drug Sensitivity
Hip Dysplasia
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Allergies
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypothyroidism
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-14 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Rough Collies have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Labradoodles are high energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Rough Collies need quite a lot of exercise.
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Rough Collies sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Rough Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rough Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rough Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labradoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Rough Collie vs Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 4-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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