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Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie" Compare Whippet and Goldendoodle. Which is better: Whippet or Goldendoodle or Border Collie?
Name Whippet Goldendoodle Border Collie
OriginsEngland United States Canada England Scotland Wales
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank6144738
Reviews125
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Other Names English Whippet, Snap Dog Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale 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 Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry 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 The American Int. Border Collie Registry The American Border Collie Association
Price $800-$1200 600-800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

Size Medium Large Large
Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

Coat Fine Short Close in texture Curly Wavy Smooth Straight Dense Feathered Straight Short Moderately Long
Colors Cream Red Blue Fawn White Black Black Gray White Brown Red Yellow Black & White Tricolor Tan Blue merle Blue merle-tricolor Slate merle Red merle Black Brindle Gold Lilac Red Sable Sable Merle Saddleback Sable White & Blue White & Blue Merle White & Red White & Red Merle White Ticked Seal Slate White & Gold White & Sable White & Seal
Grooming
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Whippets are low shedders.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.
Border Collies shed moderately.

Characteristics - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

Temperament Affectionate Gentle Lively Friendly Intelligent Quiet Outright Adaptable Companionable Energetic Intelligent Friendly Trainable Intelligent Alert Tenacious Protective Energetic Responsive Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Whippets are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Playfulness
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Whippets 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.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Border Collies 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.
Apartment Friendly
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

Stranger Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie 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 - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

Health Issues
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Arthritis Deafness Drug Sensitivity Heart Murmurs Heart Problems Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Vaccination Sensitivity Von Willebrand's Disease Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease Allergies Collie Eye Anomaly Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 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. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Whippet vs Goldendoodle vs Border Collie

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 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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