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Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel" Compare Chinook and American Cocker Spaniel. Which is better: Chinook or American Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel?
Name Chinook American Cocker Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel
OriginsUnited States United States England
Group Sled Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1792952
Reviews201
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Other Names Shinook Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. United Kennel Club American Rare Breed Association 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 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 $800-$1000 $600-$800 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 70 pounds (32 kg), Female: 55 pounds (25 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height Male: 23-27 inches (58-69 cm), Female: 21-25 inches (53-64 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

Coat Dense Soft Thick Feathered Feathered
Colors Fawn Palomino Silver Gray Red Gold Brown Red Tan Buff Silver Black Blue Roan Liver Tan Golden Black
Grooming
Average: The Chinook requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Chinooks shed moderately.
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Alert Dignified Responsive Calm Friendly Outright Tempered Merry Intelligent Trusting Joyful Outgoing Sociable Affectionate Friendly Playful Trainable Faithful Intelligent Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Chinooks are quite easy to train.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Chinook is a playful breed.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Chinooks don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Chinooks are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Cocker Spaniels 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
Chinooks are a social breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Chinook barks occasionally.
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Chinooks are good watchdogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Chinooks can't provide protection for their territory.
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Chinook has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Chinooks have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Cocker Spaniels 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
Chinooks tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Chinooks have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Chinooks are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Chinooks adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Cocker Spaniels 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
Chinooks 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.
American 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.
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 - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards strangers.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Chinooks are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards cats.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Chinooks are average friendly towards other dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Chinook is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Chinooks are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Chinooks are generally with other pets.
American Cocker Spaniels are generally with other pets.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Chinooks are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
English Cocker 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.
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 Not really
Chinook breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes 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 - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
The Chinook is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
American Cocker Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Seizures Skin Irritation Allergies Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Cataracts Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Idiopathic Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Primary Seborrhea Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Chinooks have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Chinooks need a lot of exercises.
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Chinooks sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
The Chinook can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also 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 Chinook has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Chinook is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Chinook vs American Cocker Spaniel 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 3-6 puppies 4-7 puppies 6-8 puppies

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