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Golden Vs Labrador Retrievers

Golden and Labrador retrievers come from different places. The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland, while the Labrador came from Newfoundland, Canada. Golden retrievers have long fur coats, which are neither coarse nor fluffy. While the Labrador retriever has a short coat, rough, and does not shed his coat.

The Golden Retriever's body weight ranges from 30-36 kilograms; this is heavier than the Labrador, which only ranges from 30-34 kilograms. And that is the reason why golden retrievers have thicker fur than Labrador.

Labradors usually have short hair, which makes them very well adapted to water. Most of them are black, brown, and blonde. The coat of the Golden Retriever is usually a reddish-brown or light golden color. This depends on genetic traits. Labradors are friendly dogs, while golden retrievers have a reputation for being hunting dogs.


The Golden Retriever is heavier than the Labrador, and this makes his movements slower. A Labrador is, on average taller than a Golden Retriever because of the difference in the bone structure of the two. Also, Labradors have more muscle mass, which makes them more athletic than golden retrievers.


Labrador's fur has two types of coating, which provide excellent insulation against varying temperature conditions. Golden Retrievers' long, hairy hair cannot withstand water. So the golden retriever dog care is more troublesome than the Labrador because of the long coat and thick hair.

Most retrievers are more prone to dry skin; their skin must receive large amounts of oil to keep their fur coat healthy. Labradors only need to be treated 2-3 times per week. The Labrador is the most popular dog in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and Canada. The Golden Retriever is more popular in England, America, and Canada, with slight differences in appearance.

The two types of dogs are about the same size, but the Labrador retrievers are stockier, with a broad head and an "otter" tail. Both Golden and Labrador retrievers are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. They can also develop eye disease, namely pigmentary uveitis in Golden retrievers and progressive retinal atrophy in Labrador retrievers.



Labradors are known to be a better behaved, friendly, very flexible breed. The Golden Retriever is a good, loyal dog and gets along pretty well with everyone, and is not the type to be loyal to only one person.

The life expectancy of Labradors is between 10 and 12 years, and they are usually quite a healthy breed. Golden Retrievers also have a healthy life expectancy and can live between 10 and 15 years if properly cared for.

Thus we can see that the two dogs, both the Labrador and the Golden Retriever, are popular breeds and are appreciated by their owners.

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