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Golden and Labrador retrievers are two of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club. Both are sports dogs developed to help hunt. Both are good guide dogs as well as search dogs and reliable saviors. However, there are some differences between these two types of dogs.

Golden and Labrador retrievers come from different places. The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland, while Labrador is from Newfoundland, Canada. Golden retrievers have long fur coats, which are not rough or smooth. While the Labrador retriever dog has a short, coarse coat, and does not shed his fur.

Both breeds can have a yellow coat that varies from light cream to red fox. Yellow is the only color of a Golden Retriever dog, while Labrador can have yellow, black, or brown. If both of these types are mated, it will produce a golden labrador.