Originally Posted by Shai
Goldens lean against your knee while shoving a toy in your face.
Labs take out your knees while slamming a toy in your face.
This is the most accurate comparison I've ever seen.
I have a field bred golden. He's a lot of "dog" - energetic, vocal, hyper, driven, crazy golden boy. But he's gentle and will calmly melt at anyone's feet who gives him some lovin. My old roommate had a lab (sire was field bred, dam was show) and he was more exuberant and goofy. Less graceful. More quiet, more meek. Both breeds vary so much that it's hard to make a generalization, but that sums up my experience