Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Comparison - Dog breed selector: Swamp Poodle or Lab or Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund? Find the right dog for you

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Name Boykin Spaniel Labrador Retriever German Shorthaired Pointer
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Swamp Poodle
Boykin
Lab
Labrador
Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Kurzhaar
Deutsch Kurzhaar
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1000-$2000 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Very frequent: The Boykin Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The German Shorthaired Pointer is quite easy to get.

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is the smallest dog, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Medium Large Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight comparison:
25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer height comparison:
15-18 inches (38-46 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
16.5 inches (42 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer coat comparison:
Feathered Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Dense
Colors
What are the original Boykin Spaniel, Labrador Retriever and German Shorthaired Pointer color?
Brown Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer grooming comparison:
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer behavior/temperament comparison:
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer trainability comparison.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer playfulness comparison:
Average: Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
High: Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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Average to High: German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
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Social Needs
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer social needs comparison:
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boykin Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shorthaired Pointer bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer mouthiness comparison:
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Very house-friendly dog the Boykin Spaniel breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog is more friendly?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
German Shorthaired Pointers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Yes
Boykin Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
German Shorthaired Pointers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
German Shorthaired Pointer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
German Shorthaired Pointers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Health Comparison

Health Issues
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer health comparison. Which is the healthier: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer health problems comparison:
Cushing's Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Boykin Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer lifespan comparison. How long do Boykin Spaniel, Labrador Retriever and German Shorthaired Pointer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Boykin Spaniel: 15 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of German Shorthaired Pointer: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer energy level comparison:
Boykin Spaniels are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boykin Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?

Medium

The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Boykin Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer?

Yes

Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Boykin Spaniel and Labrador Retriever and German Shorthaired Pointer have?
5-7 puppies 5-10 puppies 7-12 puppies

Boykin Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs German Shorthaired Pointer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club

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