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Lab or Golden retriever for a family dog

I grew up with both labs and golden retrievers... But I think that a golden retriever is the ultimate family my DH thinks lab. So would you rather have a lab or golden retriever

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Asked by Tuesday503 at 4:57 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in

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  • Def. Labs for us.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:58 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I've had both. I had a Golden Retriever when I was younger and she was so protective over me. I loved her to pieces and was so sad when my parents got rid of her. I've also had Labs. They are great dogs also. I currently had a Lab Mix and she's about as dumb as a box of nails. lol. But if I HAD to choose, I'd go with the Golden Retriever!

    Answer by poptart0325 at 4:59 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I'd rather have a mutt, heh.

    Answer by Anouck at 5:00 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • We are a LAB family

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:01 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I grew up with labs, and I love them, but they are not for everyone. If you have a busy, active family a smaller dog may work best. We had a lab for almost 2 years, and when we moved, my Dad took him because he has a farm, and our lab was constantly depressed. Even though I was home alot, he need constant companionship, and would have benefited from having a buddy. They also shed a TON.

    Most labs are like this. If you are contemplating a lab, you should probably get two :)

    Answer by twin_mommy at 5:02 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I would choose Lab just because golden retrievers shed alot.

    Answer by kbakeman at 5:02 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • lab I like pitbulls and weimeranars too:)

    Answer by skin172 at 5:04 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I am not too familiar w/ the difference! Whichever sheds less I suppose

    Answer by hibbingmom at 5:07 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Lab - so many goldens are not bred well.

    Answer by tasches at 5:08 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Labs...I want one soo bad. My husband's grandparents have a chocolate lab and my kids love him and he's so gentle with them...can't wait for spring so we can get 1 =)

    Answer by OBImomma at 5:09 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

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