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Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Beagle Lhasa Apso American Cocker Spaniel
OriginsEngland Tibet United States
Group Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank67729
Reviews200
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Other Names English Beagle Lhasa, Lion Dog Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker
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 1935 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds 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 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 $500-$800 $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) 13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg) 14 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel

Coat Dense Dense Feathered
Colors Tan Red Tricolor White Black Red Yellow Brown White Black Brown Red Tan Buff Silver Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Beagles shed moderately.
Lhasa Apsos shed above average.
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving Alert Devoted Intelligent Obedient Spirited Assertive Friendly Lively Playful Steady Outright Tempered Merry Intelligent Trusting Joyful Outgoing Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Beagles are easy to train.
Lhasa Apsos are quite easy to train.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Lhasa Apsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Affection Level
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Social Needs
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Lhasa Apsos need for social interaction is average.
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Lhasa Apso is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Lhasa Apsos are average watchdogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Lhasa Apsos are average defenders.
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lhasa Apso has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Lhasa Apsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Lhasa Apsos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Lhasa Apsos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lhasa Apsos 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.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
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 Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Lhasa Apsos are average friendly towards strangers.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Lhasa Apsos are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Lhasa Apsos are very cat-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Lhasa Apsos are very dog-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Lhasa Apso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Lhasa Apsos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Lhasa Apsos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
American Cocker 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
Lhasa Apsos 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.
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.
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) 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.
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
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Lhasa Apso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
American 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 - Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Lhasa Apsos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
American Cocker 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) Allergies Cherry Eye Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis Allergies Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Cataracts Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Idiopathic Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Primary Seborrhea Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Lhasa Apsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Lhasa Apsos exercise need is minimal.
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Lhasa Apsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Lhasa Apso has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lhasa Apso is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Beagle vs Lhasa Apso vs American 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 2-14 puppies, average 7 4-6 puppies 4-7 puppies

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