If you are looking for a loving, eager to please and friendly companion, you probably thought about Labrador and Golden Retrievers.
The Labrador Retriever’s coat is short and straight while the Golden Retriever’s coat tends to be longer and wavier. The colors are different as well, the Golden Retriever can be in all shapes of gold color starting from almost white to a dark golden, the Labrador Retriever can be yellow, black and chocolate.
Thanks to their coat, it is very easy to recognize those two dog breeds apart. But what about their personality? Is it really the same? I would say, it is very similar, but we can find big differences in some areas. To understand them, we must go back in time and look at the history of those two breeds.
It is true, that both breeds were bred as working dogs, but they were bred in different circumstances. While the Labrador Retriever was bred in Newfoundland to do hard job. They were used as a working water dog, to help fishermen retrieve nets and haul gear.
The Golden Retriever was bred by Brittish and Scottish lords, who wanted to use them for lets say gentleman hunt. The difference is, that when the hunt was over, they wanted to have sweet and loving dog by their side and they definitely did not work as hard as the Labs.
That is why i would say that Labradors have more working dog temperament, they are little bit more energetic, they are definitely more stubborn and they are bigger go getters. They want to get the job done. On the other hand, many people agree, that Goldens are sweeter, gentler and more sensitive.
Border Collie vs Bearded Collie. These two dog breeds might have similar name, but they are pretty different in both, temperament and appearance. Find out what are the diferences and similarities between Bearded and Border Collies.
Short Border Collie description:
Border Collie is medium sized dogs with height up to 22 inches and weight up to 45 pounds. They are very clever, bright and active. You can often times see Border Collies compete in different dog sports and winning those competitions. Border Collie is a working herding breed and they need their mind and body to be stimulated every single day.
Short Bearded Collie description:
Bearded Collie has the same height as the Border Collie, but they are little bit heavier. Their weight should be between 50-60 pounds. They also have longer coat, especially on their head. And you guessed it, they are name after their famous beard. Just like the Border Collie, this is smart and alert herding dog that needs a lot of daily exercise. Bearded Collies love to live in a pack with other dogs.
Officialy, there are only two Chihuahua types - the long coated Chihuahua and smooth coated Chihuahua. But unofficially, we can also recognize pear head, deer head and apple head Chihuahua.
The most common type is the Apple head smooth coated Chihuahua, but even then, there is a lot of variety between them. That is because of the color - You can find all the Chihuahua types in all the different colors and they can also be bicolor, tricolor, spotted, merle or brindle.
Chihuahua is one of the most diversified dog breed of all and we can say, that every Chihuahua is different. Do not forget to tell me in comments what Chihuahua type and color is your favourite.
SHORT BULLMASTIFF DESCRIPTION:
Bullmastiff height is between 61-69 cm and Bullmastiff weight, according to the FCI is between 41 – 50 kg to females and 50 – 59 kg to males. The Bullmastiff head is more deep, broad and it is larger in proportion to their body.
The muzzle of Bullmastiffs is shorter. The Bullmastiff expression is more tough and protective. Bullmastiffs are medium shedders and their short and rough coat does not require much grooming.
SHORT GREAT DANE DESCRIPTION:
Great Dane height should be between 80 – 90 cm for males and 72 – 84 cm for females. There is no data about Great Dane weight in their breed standard, but it should be something between 50 – 82 kg.
Great Dane named Zeus hold a Guiness World Record for the tallest dog, with the height 111 cm at the withers and streched height 226 cm when standing on his hind legs.
Especially because of their size, i would not recommend neither of these two dog breed to novice dog owners, because if you fail the training or socialization with dog this big, you will have a big problem. They are also not the best dogs for seniors or families with small and young babies.
Cane Corso height should be between 60 – 68 cms and weigh between 40 – 50 kg. Females are most of the time between 40 – 45 and males between 45 – 50 kgs.
Cane Corso can be described as courageous, loyal, quiet and cheerful dog. They are not only guards, they love to work and they actually were used for herding cattle and hunting big game in the past. But they do make good guards and they are very responsive and agile dogs.
The Cane Corso originated from Italy and their ancestors are the old Roman Molossians. This dog was primarily used to hunt boars and protect and their name actually means guardion or protector.
Presa Canario height is between 56 – 66 cm and the weight of female Presa Canario should be between 40 – 55 kgs and 50 – 65 kgs for males. But even though, this is a breed standard, there is not many Presa Canarios over 60 kgs.
The Presa Canario needs a lot of obedience training and they need firm, strict and patient leader. They are dominant dogs and they are very suspicious towards strangers. This trait actually makes them excellent guards, but it can be the trait that makes them hard to manage.