Poodle vs Golden retriever – Which one is Best?

Poodle vs Golden retriever!
Both these purebred dogs are among the most loyal   And intelligent breeds. They make excellent pets 
for families and have their unique charm. It's   Easy to see why these two popular breeds are prize 
winners the world over and often the top of lists   When it comes to temperament and easy training. Although they share many similarities, in some   Regards, they are like night and day, with a lot 
of differences between them that you absolutely   Need to know! Especially if you're considering 
one of these great breeds for your home.
  So let's take a look at the most important 
things to know about these breeds!
  Number 1: Their origins
Poodles, among all other dog breeds,   Are easily the most recognizable ones. 
They are one of the oldest purebreds,   And you can even see a painting of a poodle in 
a self-portrait of Rembrandt created in 1631.
  Interestingly during the English Civil War of 
1644, an unexpected participant became involved   In the battle of Marston moor in the form of 
Prince Rupert's white poodle called Boy, who   Ran alongside his horse. By this point, the rare 
hunting poodle was already famous across Europe   For his presence on multiple battlefields, so much 
so that the Ottoman Sultan, Murad IV, requested   That his ambassador locate a similar dog.
Even with all this history, there is some   Confusion about the breed's origin. These 
days kennel clubs still argue over whether   The country of origin is France or Germany, 
but regardless, for centuries many types of   Poodles have been found all across Europe. Generally, poodles come in three different   Varieties; the Standard poodle, the 
Toy poodle and the Miniature poodle.
  The smallest toy variety was bred in England 
in the 18th Century as companions and truffle   Hunters. While the standard poodles 
were used as working and hunting dogs.   At the end of the 19th Century, the use of 
poodles in hunting declined and their role   As circus performers increased. However, the 
breed remained a status symbol of the wealthy.   That's why by the 19th Century, poodles were 
only found as companions of rich people.   Yet, for the last 30 years, breeders have 
been trying to bring the standard poodle   Back to its roots by selecting dogs with 
the strongest hunting traits. Nowadays,   Poodles are one of the best breeds for 
hunting ducks and birding in the uplands   And are especially popular in Canada. On the other hand, the history of the golden   Retriever is much more straightforward. It 
owes its development to Dudley Marjoribanks   And originated in the Highlands of Scotland.
In 1865 he purchased the only yellow puppy in   A litter of black Wavy-Coated retrievers from 
a cobbler near Brighton in southern England.   Marjoribanks took this young dog to his estate 
in Scotland to join his kennel of sporting dogs.   Like most gentry of this time, Marjoribanks was 
interested in breeding quality dogs. His interest   Stemmed from his desire to develop a retriever 
more suited to the Scottish climate, terrain,  

And type of game. In 1868 and 1871, breedings 
of this dog to a Tweed Water Spaniel resulted in   Several pups that became the foundation for this 
distinctive line of yellow retrievers. Generations   Of subsequent breedings had the descendants of 
these two dogs combined with another Tweed Water   Spaniel, a wavy and flat-coated retriever, and a 
red setter. Marjoribanks always kept the yellow   Puppies to continue his line, with some used 
by gamekeepers and as gentleman's gundogs.   Golden Retrievers, as we know them today, made 
their first appearance at dog shows in 1906,   With the Kennel Club officially recognizing 
the breed in 1920. Since then, they have just   Grown in popularity as both family pets 
and working dogs across the world.
  Number 2: Their personality: Poodles are lively, fun-loving   Dogs with a good sense of the ridiculous. They 
are very smart and thrive on attention but can,   Unfortunately, develop bad habits such as 
barking if ignored or left alone. Also,   The smaller poodles can be aggressive to people 
outside their families or other dogs. This means   They need early socialization with other people 
and pets and a firm hand in training. Poodles can   Also be protective of their families and homes. 
Yet, they have many sides to their personality,   Mixing a calm temperament with an 
alert and responsive nature.
  Meanwhile, Golden retrievers are intelligent, 
loyal dogs that are ideal family companions. They   Are one of the most popular breeds in America with 
their gentle nature and charming smiles. They have   A tolerant attitude and a slightly goofy character 
while also being capable and smart working   Dogs. They certainly live up to their name and 
adore retrieving just about anything thrown for   Them. In general, golden retrievers are outgoing, 
playful, and very gentle. What's more, as they   Were bred to work with people, they are always 
eager to please and enjoy having jobs to do, like   Retrieving newspapers or waking up the kids. Number 3: Their appearance:
  Poodles come in three main varieties: the 
standard is over 15 inches and 45 to 70 pounds,   The miniature 10 or to 15 inches and 12 
to 20 pounds, and the toy less than 10   Inches and about five to seven pounds.
All the Poodles share a square outline,   With a long, elegant neck and a 
straight back. The tail is usually   Docked but not short, so it still wags.
They also tend to have a leggy appearance   And a long muzzle combined with dropped ears. The coat of the poodle is its crowning glory. Show   Dogs often have extravagant hairstyles coupled 
with skin-tight clipping. A few poodles are   Seen with a corded coat, in which the tight 
curls form into long bands like dreadlocks.   The most commonly seen colors of poodles are 
silver, black, white, apricot and chocolate.   Reds do appear as well as creams, blues, and 
parti-colors. They are very distinctive, so you   Will undoubtedly know when you see one. In contrast, male golden retrievers grow to   Be 65–75 pounds, while females are 55–65 pounds. 
Their breeding as hunting and waterfowl-retrieving  

Dogs also means their outer coat is dense and 
repels water. They also have a thick undercoat.   These coats can vary in texture from wavy to 
straight. Heavy feathering appears on their chest,   The backs of their legs, and their tail. Their 
coloring ranges from light almost cream shades,   To a dark golden, and their physique can vary 
from broad and dense to leaner and more sporty.   According to AKC standards, goldens move with 
a smooth, powerful gait, and the feathery   Tail is carried with a "merry action." —
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Number 4: Their trainability:
  Poodles are known to excel at everything related 
to dogs. They are often rated as the second   Most intelligent dog in the world and have a 
fantastic pedigree that makes them adaptive to   Every situation. These pooches train exceptionally 
well and respond instantly to commands. They are   Also quite powerful at non-verbal communication 
and can easily exhibit their feelings to their   Masters. It is worth noting that they're capable 
of being rather stubborn and aloof at times,   And they can become bored if not mentally 
stimulated and well-exercised.
  From the first, the Golden Retriever has always 
been a premier worker. Their biddability and calm,   Sensible demeanor has earned devotees in many 
areas of endeavor. These are the physical and   Mental traits that make the Golden Retriever such 
a practical hunting companion, also make them fit   For obedience competitions, tracking dogs, show 
dogs, guide and assistance dogs, search and   Rescue, and many other modern activities. Number 5: The time Investment needed:-
  Grooming is a fact of life with a poodle. With 
the tendency of the coat to mat, poodles should   Have a close clip or be groomed almost daily. 
They also do best with plenty of exercises for   Both mind and body and prefer to be with people 
most of the time. They are not good kennel dogs,   And socialization should begin early and 
include other people, pets, and the grooming   Routine. If you want a low maintenance 
dog, this is not the one for you.   Anyone considering getting a golden retriever 
should know they are getting a loyal companion,   But one that sheds a lot. You will have to 
get used to having dog hair on clothing and   Furniture around the home. They have a thick, 
water-repellant double coat that sheds moderately   In the winter and summer and heavily in the 
spring and fall to live inside near the people   He loves most. They also prefer to be around 
other animals and people so need plenty of   Attention throughout the day.
Number 6: The costs of ownership
  It is easy to underestimate how 
expensive owning a poodle can be.   The initial price of buying one can vary greatly, 
with a Poodle adoption costing as little as $150,   But a purebred is more than $4,000!
Aside from the purchase of your poodle,  

There will be other fees associated with owning 
one. They will likely need training classes as   Well as the usual vet bills and vaccinations, 
which along with basic things like food,   Will add up to about $2000 for the first year. Some money can be saved if you learn the basics   Of grooming; otherwise, you can easily 
spend up to $140 every couple of months   Getting them trimmed. On average, though, the 
monthly poodle costs are upwards of $150.
  When it comes to taking on a golden retriever, 
you are agreeing to a significant, long-term   Financial commitment. They are relatively large 
and active dogs, so they consume a lot of food,   And you'll likely spend around $30 a month on 
that alone. The standard price for a puppy is   Approximately £500. However, to purchase one of 
these pets at a more mature age can cost upwards   Of $1000. Obviously, a Golden Retriever's 
price depends on whether you buy a pedigree   Dog from a reputable breeder, which would cost 
considerably more. Although not as bad as Poodles,   There are grooming costs to consider too. 
On average the monthly upkeep of a golden   Retriever costs about $110 per month, making 
them generally cheaper than Poodles.
  So what do you think so far? Do you 
prefer the Poodles or Golden retrievers?
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  Number 7: Their health:-
Poodles are usually considered   To be a very sturdy breed with few health issues. 
However, like other deep-chested breeds, they can   Be prone to Bloat. This is where gas gets trapped 
inside a dog's stomach and then twists as much   As 180 degrees causing the pressure to build up. 
It's very painful for the dog and can be fatal.
  A less deadly, but equally common health concern 
for Poodles is Addison's disease. This refers   To defective adrenal glands where a dog's immune 
system can start attacking its own adrenal glands,   Or tumors can form on or around the gland. Additionally, Thyroid issues are another problem   Associated with poodles which causes behavior to 
change, and reduces their capacity for physical   Activity. Despite this, many poodles live a 
long life, with the smaller poodles reaching as   Much as 17 years of age, while the standard 
ones tend to live for 12 to 14 years.
  Golden retrievers are also generally a healthy 
breed, but are at a slightly increased risk of   Things like hip dysplasia and cancer when 
compared to other dogs. This is even more   Common in high-pedigree dogs as the genetic 
diversity is lower. Golden retrievers are also   Big tail-waggers, but sometimes they get too into 
it with no regard for their surroundings and end   Up pulling muscles or even fracturing vertebrae 
in the worst cases. They are also well known for   Trying to eat pretty much anything from rubber 
balls to tin cans, which can lead to unexpected   Vet visits. Regardless, they will still live 
to be about 10–12 years old on average.
  Number 8: The best home for them:
Due to their fur type, Poodles are  

Nearly hypoallergenic dogs as they do 
not shed much. They lack an undercoat,   And their curly topcoat catches most loose hair 
so your home will stay pretty clean. YetPoodles   Are basically hunting dogs in elegant attire 
and require exercise and training to be their   Best as companion dogs. Even so, because they 
can be found in so many different sizes, they   Can easily adjust to smaller houses or apartment 
living. Poodles also love to make strong bonds   With their people and are surprisingly patient 
with children. It's worth noting that these   Dogs are exceptional jumpers, so be careful with 
the height of your yard fencing! But if you have   An active lifestyle and want a neat, smart, and 
elegant dog, poodles are the dogs for you.
  Alternatively, when you look at Golden retrievers, 
you'll be hard-pressed to find a more loving,   Outgoing, eager-to-please companion. They are 
perfect for playing with children in the backyard   Early in their lives. As they get older, golden 
retrievers become even more docile and calm. They   See themselves as part of the family and must 
be treated as such. Goldens are not bothered by   Commotion, noise, or activity, making them great 
with kids plus they enjoy having other pets in   The home. Proper introductions and training allow 
goldens to be trusted with cats, dogs, rabbits,   And other animals. They tend to do better 
when reigning over a sizable fenced-in yard,   So if you have little outdoor space 
or live in an apartment, ensure you   Regularly get your golden outside. While they 
are not good guard dogs, being more likely to   Show an intruder where the treats are than to 
bark at them, golden retrievers are excellent   Service dogs and family pets thanks to their 
intelligence, loyalty, and stable temperament.

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