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Other Names
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Deutscher Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
Kurzhaar
Deutsch Kurzhaar
Lab
Labrador
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Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Price and Availability Comparison

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

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? Which is the smallest dog, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
Large
Medium
Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle weight comparison:
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
Which is taller, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle height comparison:
Male: 23-25 inches (59-64 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 24 inches (61.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

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

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle coat comparison:
Dense Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Fine
Variety of coat types
Colors
What are the original German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever and Labradoodle color?
Roan
Liver
White
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Gold
Apricot
Caramel
Chalky white
Black
Café
Cream
Silver
Chocolate
Parchment
Blue
They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors.
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle grooming comparison:
Effortless: The German Shorthaired Pointer requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
German Shorthaired Pointers shed moderately.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Labradoodles shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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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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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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German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Bold
Intelligent
Boisterous
Cooperative
Trainable
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle intelligence:
Very smart: German Shorthaired Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle trainability comparison.
German Shorthaired Pointers are very easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Labradoodles are easy to train.
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Playfulness
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle playfulness comparison:
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a highly playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Labradoodle 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: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?
Average to High: German Shorthaired Pointers are highly affectionate dogs.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle social needs comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers need for social interaction is average.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer barks occasionally.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
German Shorthaired Pointers are average watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
German Shorthaired Pointers are average defenders.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Labradoodles are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The German Shorthaired Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

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

Between 200 and 400 PSI

German Shorthaired Pointer bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labradoodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle mouthiness comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers 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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Labradoodles 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?
German Shorthaired Pointers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
German Shorthaired Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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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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Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Labradoodle indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
German Shorthaired Pointers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
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.
Labradoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Good With Comparison

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

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?
German Shorthaired Pointers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle health problems comparison:
Gastric Torsion
Hypothyroidism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Von Willebrand's Disease
Entropion
Pannus
Lymphedema
Cardiomyopathy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Allergies
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The German Shorthaired Pointer should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Labradoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle lifespan comparison. How long do German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever and Labradoodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of German Shorthaired Pointer: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Labradoodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle energy level comparison:
German Shorthaired Pointers are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Labradoodles are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercises.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
German Shorthaired Pointers don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 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? German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Labradoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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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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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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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?

Medium

The German Shorthaired Pointer has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Labradoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle 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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: German Shorthaired Pointer or Labrador Retriever or Labradoodle? 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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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be 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.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle?

Not really

German Shorthaired Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Labradoodle breed usually likes 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.

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle 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 German Shorthaired Pointer and Labrador Retriever and Labradoodle have?
7-12 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

German Shorthaired Pointer vs Labrador Retriever vs Labradoodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
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
Australian Labradoodle Association
International Australian Labradoodle Association

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