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Other Names
What other names do they have?
No data available Yorkie Lab
Labrador
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Price and Availability Comparison

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

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Which is the smallest dog, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
Large Small Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever weight comparison:
50-64 pounds (22-34 kg) 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
57.5 pounds (26 kg) 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever height comparison:
Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm) 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm) 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm)

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever coat comparison:
Fine
Variety of coat types
Fine Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Colors
What are the original Labradoodle, Yorkshire Terrier and Labrador Retriever color?
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.
Gold
Blue
Tan
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever grooming comparison:
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or {name3 shedding:
Labradoodles shed moderately.
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Yorkshire Terriers shed none to minimal.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
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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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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Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever intelligence:
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever trainability comparison.
Labradoodles are easy to train.
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Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever playfulness comparison:
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Labrador Retriever 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: Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?
High: Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Yorkshire Terriers 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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Social Needs
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever social needs comparison:
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
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A lot: Yorkshire Terrier is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
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Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Labradoodles are average defenders.
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Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labradoodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Yorkshire Terrier bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever mouthiness comparison:
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Yorkshire Terriers have a lower 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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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Yorkshire Terriers 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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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
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.
Very house-friendly dog the Yorkshire Terrier breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Yorkshire Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
Labradoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Yorkshire Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Good With Comparison

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

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Health Comparison

Health Issues
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever health comparison. Which is the healthier: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers 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.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever health problems comparison:
Ear Infections
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Allergies
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypothyroidism
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Labradoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Yorkshire Terrier 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.
Life Expectancy
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever lifespan comparison. How long do Labradoodle, Yorkshire Terrier and Labrador Retriever breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Labradoodle: 13 years
12-16 years
The average lifespan of Yorkshire Terrier: 14 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever energy level comparison:
Labradoodles are high-energy dogs.
Yorkshire Terriers are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Labradoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Low to Average: The Yorkshire Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?
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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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, Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?

Low 🔽

The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Labradoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Yorkshire Terrier 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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Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

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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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Labradoodle or Yorkshire Terrier or Labrador Retriever? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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?

Not really

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

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.
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.

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.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever?

Yes

Labradoodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Yorkshire Terrier 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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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.

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever 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 Labradoodle and Yorkshire Terrier and Labrador Retriever have?
4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies

Labradoodle vs Yorkshire Terrier vs Labrador Retriever Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Australian Labradoodle Association
International Australian Labradoodle Association
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
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

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