If you are thinking about to have a good family dog, and you are just thinking about to have a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle, and you are confused between these two choices and wants to know the major differences of Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle than check out this article.
You must be really confused about these two because they both look almost same, but the fact is, they aren’t.
They are both not purebred and are being produced from different dog breeds, thus they are two different traits.
In order to explain it in an obvious way, you need to know that the Golden doodle is formed as a result of cross between a Golden retriever and poodle while the Labradoodle is formed as a result of labrador retriever with a poodle.
Doesn’t it make them different? well, definitely it does, and because of the involvement of poodle in both crosses, they have quite similarities between them, but also, they have some differences.
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In this particular article, we will discuss and compare different aspects of the Goldendoodles vs Labradoodles so that you may be able to decide more carefully that which breed you should get, or which one suits you the best according to your need. So let’s begin:
If we talk about the temperament Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle, then we might say that both are generally mild-mannered and extremely friendly.
They turn out to be great family pets. But if we compare them, there are some exceptions between them which are needed to know if you are gonna choose one of them.
The Labradoodle is much more protective than the Goldendoodle.
Some people who want a protective dog may see it as a protective aspect while others may be concerned about their protective nature crossing the lines into aggression, although they are not aggressive dogs anyway.
One may consider them as poor guard dogs because they are not meant to be protective or anything like that but to be good family dogs, however, they do make good watchdogs.
You can count on either breed to bark at newcomers as they approach the house in a loud and unusual manner. Though, don’t expect them to do any harm to anyone.
Energy Level :
When it comes to their energy level, both, The Labradoodle and Goldendoodle are same, as energetic as each other. Both of the dogs are classified as retrievers, so both of them love to play and fetch and run around.
They are very fond of swimming as well. As a result of this, both of them require regular exercise in order to avoid behavioural problems that result from boredom. they are also very intelligent dogs and can be trained easily.
Although, if you want a dog that is energetic and playful, loyal to their master, then they are for you.
You should also keep in mind that both of them doesn’t like to lay around like a lazy dog, they will run and play all day.
The Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are both very well tempered and are great family dogs, but also, they have some personality differences, which may affect your decision about choosing between the two.
If we talk about the Goldendoodles, we may say that they are more full of life than the Labradoodles. Actually, this is a classic trait of Golden retrievers in general.
As it’s often said that the Golden retrievers are unrelentingly happy and even “dopey”. As a result of this, the Goldendoodle tends to be more enthusiastic about everything.
When it comes to meeting new people or strangers, you would notice quite a difference between the behaviors of both of the dogs.
Unfortunately, as we have told you that the Goldendoodles are more social and friendly to everyone.
So they will just run towards the person and will start playing around with him, have no suspects in mind while the Labradoodle is quite different in this case.
You will notice the labradoodle a bit stand-offish while with new people or a new environment.
They just stand back and observe until they have just warmed up for the circumstances.
When a guest comes to your home, you may observe the labradoodle on the other corner of the room, standing quietly and observing the new people for several minutes.
After all, if the person doesn’t look suspicious to him, the labradoodle will come forward to say hello.
Both of these doodles are exceptionally friendly and gentle, though the labradoodle tend to be less excitable and slower to warm up to the new people and new surroundings.
If we talk about the physical differences between Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle, then we will talk about its different aspects such as size, color, and coat.
There is no such difference between their physical appearance except a few things which are discussed below.
There is no such difference between the size of a Goldendoodle and a labradoodle, except that the labradoodle tends to be slightly larger than the Goldendoodle on average.
The coats of the Goldendoodles and the Labradoodles are almost the same and are curly and non-shedding. However, due to the fact that labradors tend to have short and wiry fur, labrador coats are not generally as long and wavy as that of the Goldendoodles.
The Labradoodles tends to have less colour variation as compared to the Goldendoodles.
They tend to come in very light cream colour or just black, but the Goldendoodles can have shades of red, gold and brown.
A short list of health concerns:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Von Willebrand’s
- Addison’s disease
- Inherited heart disease
- sebaceous Adenitis
- Ear infections
- Allergies and Hotspots
Are allergies a concern?
First generation Labradoodles and golden doodles have proven to live successfully with most of the families with mild dog allergies.
For families with moderate to severe allergies or asthma, the F1b or multigene labradoodle or Goldendoodle is recommended.
- Both hybrids have poodles as one of their parents, the difference lies in the second parent, which is either a golden retriever or a labra retriever.
- Both dogs are hypoallergenic and shed relatively little. However the Labradoodles shed slightly more, but their coats are easier to groom. Goldendoodles shade less but have coats that are quite difficult to groom as compared to Labradoodle.
- Labradoodles are more guarded around strangers, and take more time to warm up to new people and new surroundings. The Goldendoodles in this matter are more friendly and doesn’t rake enough time. They just move forward to say hello.
- Both are quite similar in height and size, but the Labradoodle can be a bit larger than the Goldendoodle.
- Both are great family dogs, however, the Labradoodles are more loyal and protective
- The energy level of a Labradoodle is more if you are gonna take work from them.
- Both are extremely intelligent dogs.
- They just learn lessons in no time.
Which one to choose?
Well, personality and physical differences between Labradoodles vs Goldendoodles are not that much, they are quite similar and have much in common.
There’s a reason why both of these dogs are very popular, and that is, they are sweet smart, intelligent, loyal and just love people. As for which doodle will work best for you.
we found after a lot of research that, generally the people who have Goldendoodles wants the Goldendoodles while those who have Labradoodles want Labradoodles.
It depends upon the owner that which one he chooses.
In intelligence and allergy friendliness, both of them are about par. Both are half retrievers and half poodles and are so intelligent and moderately active dogs.
In our personal opinion, we would prefer a Labradoodle over the Goldendoodle, the reason behind that is that they are extremely loyal as compared to the Goldendoodles, more intelligent and protective, they are also more easy to train.
After interacting with both of the breeds for so much time, we just found that Labradoodles can be the best choice if we come to choose between them.
However, it’s just our personal opinion, it depends upon you that what kind of dog you wanna own and what qualities you just want in them. Both are good family dogs and companions.