Labrador or Golden Retriever? Don’t know which one is for you?

The origin of the labradors is Canada while the origin of the Golden is in Scotland.

Regarding the physical appearance, the Labrador has three standard colors: black, sand (yellow) and chocolate. And it is short, smooth and a little rough to the touch. However, the Golden only have a standard color, a gold that can come in different shades, it is also long, wavy and silky. This difference can help us a lot to identify each race.

Although the Golden has longer hair than the Labrador, it is the latter that tends to shed more hair, although both shed twice a year, in spring and autumn.

If you are thinking of adopting one of these two breeds, you should take into account that Goldens have a lot of energy and are very playful, while Labradors are calmer and need to be encouraged or they will become lazy and this can cause weight problems as well. that they love to eat.

While both are smart, the Golden will need more attention in training. Both are loyal and sociable and therefore excellent companions for children. In fact, the Golden Retriever is considered a great babysitter.

It is important to note that neither are considered calm dogs until they reach adulthood. So if you are thinking of adopting make sure you have energy and time to dedicate to them each day.

Before making the decision to add a furry member to their lives, it is essential to find out and know the breed and needs of each one of them well.

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By Lee Chun Hei