Labrador Retriever versus Golden Retriever
Posted by shiftee on June 5, 2008
The Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever are two of the most loved dog breeds. They’re also a common breed, and breeds you can truly call man’s best friend. The two are quite similar in some ways that many people don’t know which one to choose is asked what dog breed is the best.
The Labrador Retriever
AKA: Black Labrador Retriever, Yellow Labrador Retriever, Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Silver Labrador Retriever, Lab
Color: Black, yellow, or chocolate colored. All colors are solids.
Height: Males 22.5 – 24.5 inches; Females 21.5 – 23.5.
Weight: Males 60 – 75 lbs; Females 55 – 70 lbs
The Labrador Retriever is a quick learner and is a very responsive breed. It is playful, energetic, and very friendly. It can get along with other dogs and household pets. There are many Labrador Retrievers that are hailed as heroes because of their intelligence and alert services for their human owners.
You might want to read about the following Labrador Retrievers who did their breed an honor:
The Golden Retriever
AKA: Golden, Yellow Retriever, Goldie
Breed Group: Sporting, Gundog
Weight: males 60-80 lbs (27-36 kg), females 55-70 lbs (25-32 kg)
Height: males 22-24 inches (56-61 cm), females 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Color: The Golden Retriever has a coat that ranges from cream to a golden color.
The Golden Retriever is another heavy favorite among dog lovers. It is a well-balanced dog and is friendly and intelligent too. It gets along very well with other dogs and pets. It is also easy to train and makes a very good watchdog.
It is obvious how much Golden Retrievers are loved by the amount of stardom they have. The Golden Retriever is most likely the most used dog breed when it comes to TV shows and commercial ads, such as the following:
The Verdict: Well, in my list of my own favorite dog breeds, there is neither the Golden Retriever nor the Labrador. There are plenty of dog breeds to choose from and I usually opt for more distinctive breeds. Neverthless, I do recognize the lovable characteristics of the two and I would never complain of having either as a pet. But to choose one among them… well… I can’t choose. I’m a dog lover and I don’t really care what kind of dog it is.