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American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador" Compare American Cocker Spaniel and Cavapoo. Which is better: American Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavador?
Name American Cocker Spaniel Cavapoo Cavador
OriginsUnited States Australia United States
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank29555598
Reviews030
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Other Names Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker Cavoodle Cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Labrador Retriever. Cavadoor Cavadore
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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 Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry Not recognized by any clubs.
Price $600-$800 $1200-$1800 500-1000

General Appearance - American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador

Size Medium Small Medium Large Medium
Weight 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 20-50 pounds (9-23 kg)
Avg. Weight 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) 19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Avg. Height 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 21.5 inches (54.5 cm)

Hair & Care - American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador

Coat Feathered Curly Wavy Straight Short Medium Dense Straight
Colors Brown Red Tan Buff Silver Black Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom Yellow Brown Black Red Golden
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Cavador doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Cavapoos shed moderately.
Cavadors shed moderately.

Characteristics - American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador

Temperament Outright Tempered Merry Intelligent Trusting Joyful Outgoing Sociable Gentle Loving Intelligent Friendly Lovely Intelligent Social Active
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Cavador's has great intelligence.
Trainability
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Cavadors are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cavador is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
American Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavadors are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Cavadors are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavador barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Cavadors are average watchdogs.
Territorial
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Cavadors are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavador has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavadors have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cavadors have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Cavadors 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
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavadors are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
American Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavadors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavadors 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 - American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador

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

Health Issues
American Cocker Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cavadors are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Cataracts Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Idiopathic Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Primary Seborrhea Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Bloat Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Mitral Valve Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavadors have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Cavadors need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavadors are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. 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.
Stinkiness Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Cavador has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavador is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - American Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavador

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 4-7 puppies 2-8 puppies 4-10 puppies

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