Do not confuse these two distinct breeds with their latter name "Retriever." Golden Retriever or Labrador, both are the most loved dog breeds throughout the US.
The basic difference between the two dogs lies in their temperament, skin coat, fur, life-span, and epidemiology.
Golden Retriever Or Labrador
- Labradors have a sturdy built and well-defined body cuts.
- Golden Retriever looks more of the goofy kind. They are bigger than labs most of the time and their body is longer than a lab.
- Labs are double coated just as the Golden, but they have shorter fur (Hardly an inch long).
- Goldens have longer, lot more fur and a super fluffy tail.
- Goldens are known to be eager to please their owner when compared to Labs who are mostly food/treat driven. They are very obedient and one of the easiest dogs to train.
- Labs are mostly couch potatoes - most of the time, all they worry or think of is food and treats.