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Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel" Compare Brittany and Bulldog. Which is better: Brittany or Bulldog or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Name Brittany Bulldog Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
OriginsFrance England England
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank26519
Reviews103
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Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref English Bulldog, British Bulldog Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $700-$800 $1200-$2000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) 14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Coat Feathered Fine Feathered
Colors Liver White Orange Roan Brindle White Fawn Gray Red Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Brittanys are low shedders.
Bulldogs shed moderately.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.

Characteristics - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Temperament Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Aggressive Friendly Social Courageous Loving Sweet Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Brittanys are easy to train.
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Bulldogs don't really like playing.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Bulldogs are a social breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Brittanys are average defenders.
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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.
Apartment Friendly
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bulldogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Health Issues
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Brachycephalic Syndrome Cherry Eye Demodectic Mange Dry Eye Entropion Head Shakes Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Reverse Sneezing Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 8-10 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Brittany vs Bulldog vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-11 puppies, average 6 4-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

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