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Labrador Retriever vs Schapendoes vs Bearded Collie

"What should I choose?" Labrador Retriever or Schapendoes or Bearded Collie? Is Labrador Retriever better than Schapendoes?
Labrador RetrieverSchapendoesBearded Collie
Name Labrador Retriever Schapendoes Bearded Collie
Origins England Canada Netherlands Scotland
GroupGun DogWorking DogsPastoral Dogs
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Other Names Labrador, Lab Dutch Schapendoes, Nederlandse Schapendoes Highland Collie, Mountain Collie, Argle Bargle, Hairy Mou39;ed Collie, Beardie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
Price $1000-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Labrador Retriever, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Labrador Retriever gets to a happy place.
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Schapendoes, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Schapendoes gets to a happy place.
$1200-$1400
If you choose to purchase the Bearded Collie, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bearded Collie gets to a happy place.
Size Medium Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 26-55 pounds (12-25 kg) 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 40.5 pounds (18.5 kg) 50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 15-19 inches (40-50 cm) 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 17 inches (45 cm) 21 inches (53.5 cm)
Coat Dense Hard Waterproof Thick Feathered
Colors Yellow Chocolate Black Brown Tricolor Blue Gray White Black Brown Blue Fawn Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Labrador Retriever is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Easy to groom: The Schapendoes doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Schapendoes is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Bearded Collie requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Bearded Collie is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Schapendoess shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bearded Collies shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Bearded Collies breed.
Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Friendly Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Energetic Gentle Loving Out Going Responsive Attentive Friendly Lively Courageous Intelligent Watchful Active Hardy Lively Alert Intelligent Assertive Confident
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 95% of the time or better.
Average: Schapendoes's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Smart: Bearded Collie's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Labrador Retrievers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Schapendoess are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Bearded Collies are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
The Schapendoes is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
The Bearded Collie is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
Labrador Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Schapendoess don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Bearded Collies don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence. Their happiness doesn't depend on their owners emotional level.
Schapendoess are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Bearded Collies are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Schapendoess are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Bearded Collies are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Low to Average: The Schapendoes rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Average to high: The Bearded Collie is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Schapendoess are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Bearded Collies are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Bearded Collies will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Schapendoess strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Bearded Collies are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Bearded Collie can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Bearded Collie will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Schapendoes has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Labrador Retrievers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Schapendoess have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Schapendoess need to be taught for a good attitude.
Bearded Collies have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bearded Collies need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Schapendoess tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Bearded Collies have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Labrador Retrievers have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Schapendoess have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Bearded Collie have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Schapendoess are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bearded Collies are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Schapendoess adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Bearded Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Schapendoess are stranger friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Schapendoess are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Bearded Collies are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Schapendoess are cat-friendly dogs.
Bearded Collies are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Labrador Retriever can be a great choice.
Schapendoess are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Schapendoes can be a great choice.
Bearded Collies are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bearded Collie can be a great choice.
Health Issues
Labrador Retrievers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Schapendoess tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Bearded Collies are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No
Labrador Retrievers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Schapendoess don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Bearded Collies don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Schapendoess have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bearded Collies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Schapendoess have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Bearded Collies have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
Labrador Retrievers don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Schapendoess sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bearded Collies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Labrador Retriever more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Labrador Retriever's weight regularly.
High: The Schapendoes breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Schapendoes more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Schapendoes's weight regularly.
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Bearded Collie's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bearded Collie's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bearded Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Schapendoes has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Low
The Bearded Collie has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Schapendoes is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Bearded Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bearded Collie could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Bearded Collie. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Labrador Retriever: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Schapendoes: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Bearded Collie: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Labrador Retriever, Schapendoes, Bearded Collie have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 5-10 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-12 puppies