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Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever Comparison - Dog breed selector: Staffy or Yellow Retriever or Labrador? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever" Compare Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Golden Retriever. Which is better: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
Name Staffordshire Bull Terrier Golden Retriever Labrador Retriever
OriginsEngland Scotland England Canada
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull Yellow Retriever, Golden Flat Coat Labrador, Lab
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1974 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Bull type Terriers 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
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, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Which is more expensive?
$1500-$2000 $1000-$2000 $1000-$2000
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever size comparison:
Medium Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Golden Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever weight comparison:
Males 25-38 pounds (11-17 kg), Female: 23-35 pounds (10-16 kg) Male: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Males 31.5 pounds (14 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13 kg) Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever height comparison:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever coat comparison:
Smooth Silky
Wavy
Shiny
Straight
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors
What are the original Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever color?
Brindle
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Golden
Light
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Golden Retriever requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers shed none to minimal.
Golden Retrievers shed moderately.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
4-6 weeks
Average.
2-3 weeks
Frequent.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Bold
Fearless
Reliable
Confident
Intelligent
Reliable
Friendly
Kind
Trustworthy
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Outstanding: Golden Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever trainability comparison.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are quite easy to train.
Golden Retrievers are easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever playfulness comparison:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Golden Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Golden Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Golden Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever social needs comparison:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a social breed.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever?
Low: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Golden Retriever rarely barks.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average watchdogs.
Golden Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are average defenders.
Golden Retrievers are average defenders.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Moderate
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
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? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Golden Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Golden Retrievers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
Nem a legjobb választás Staffordshire Bull Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Staffordshire Bull Terrier tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Golden Retriever kutyafajtát.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Labrador Retriever kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Golden Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers 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.
Golden Retrievers 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.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever Good With Comparison

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

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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 Labrador Retriever 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: Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Mastocytoma
Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hemangiosarcoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
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
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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 Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever energy level comparison:
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Golden Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
Staffordshire Bull Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Golden Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Staffordshire Bull Terrier or Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever?
1 to 1.5 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. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 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? Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
High: The Golden Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever?
Medium
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Golden Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier 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 Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier vs Golden Retriever vs Labrador Retriever 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 Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever have?
5-7 puppies 5-10 puppies 5-10 puppies

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