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Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Beagle English Cocker Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
OriginsEngland England England
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank65227
Reviews452
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Other Names English Beagle Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker Springer Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. 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.
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
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
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 $500-$800 $900-$1200 $700-$800

General Appearance - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Size Small Medium Medium
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Coat Dense Feathered Feathered
Colors Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
White
Liver
Tan
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Temperament Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Beagles 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.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles 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.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles 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.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
English Springer 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 - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Beagles 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.
No
English Springer 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 Yes
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.
Yes
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) Yes
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.
Yes
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
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
English Springer 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.
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 - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Health Issues
The Beagle 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.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-14 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
English Springer 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. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer 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 2-14 puppies, average 7 6-8 puppies 4-10 puppies

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