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Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Cavapoo Cockapoo English Cocker Spaniel
OriginsAustralia United States England
Group Companion Dogs Designer Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank55519652
Reviews511
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Other Names Cavoodle Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry 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 Canadian Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1800 900-1100 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Size Small Medium Small Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Coat Curly Wavy Straight Curly Wavy Feathered
Colors Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom Black Brown Silver Tan Red White Blue Roan Liver Tan Golden Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cavapoos shed moderately.
Cockapoos are low shedders.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Gentle Loving Intelligent Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Loyal Playful Social Alert Friendly Loving Going Responsive Affectionate Friendly Playful Trainable Faithful Intelligent Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cavapoos 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.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cockapoos 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.
English Cocker Spaniels 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.
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 - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cockapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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 Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes 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.
Not really
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 - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Luxating Patella Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 14-18 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Cocker Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavapoo vs Cockapoo vs English Cocker 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 2-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-8 puppies

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