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Golden Retiever vs Labrador Retriever. Why one over the other?

asked 2015-04-20 17:57:30 -0500

Curious why people have a preference for one over the other. To me, they are somewhat the same minus the hair, but I could be naive which is why I ask the question.

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Although both retrievers, Labradors and Golden's were bred for different purposes this enhancing certain personality traits. Golden's although a sport dog tend to be less energetic than labradors. Labradors were originally bred to be sport ad hunting dogs and may have higher energy levels.

Kelsie W.'s profile image Kelsie W.  ( 2017-10-26 13:46:24 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2015-04-20 18:13:53 -0500

In my opinion they have a similar personality and like you said it's probably a preference on long vs short hair and how they look. This is a interesting comparison of the two: http://dogs.petbreeds.com/compare/75-95/Golden-Retriever-vs-Labrador-Retriever (http://dogs.petbreeds.com/compare/75-...)

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That's an excellent resource, thanks Katie!

Matt G.'s profile image Matt G.  ( 2015-04-21 10:36:19 -0500 ) edit

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