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Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle" Compare Boston Terrier and Cockapoo. Which is better: Boston Terrier or Cockapoo or Poodle?
Name Boston Terrier Cockapoo Poodle
OriginsUnited States United States Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Designer Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank211967
Reviews127
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Other Names Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle 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 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 $600-$800 900-1100 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 10-25 pounds (6-11kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height 15-17 inches (38-43 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Avg. Height 16 inches (40.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Hair & Care - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

Coat Fine Curly
Wavy
Curly
Colors White
Brindle
Seal
Black
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boston Terrier 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
Boston Terriers shed moderately.
Cockapoos are low shedders.
Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Aggressive
Gentle
Lively
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boston Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Boston Terriers are quite easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
Boston Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Boston Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Boston Terriers 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.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boston Terriers are a social breed.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boston Terrier rarely barks.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boston Terriers are average watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Boston Terriers are average defenders.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boston Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boston Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Boston Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Boston Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boston Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boston Terriers 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.
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.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Boston Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boston Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boston Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boston Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boston Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boston Terriers 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
Poodles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Boston Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Poodle 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 - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

Health Issues
The Boston Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Brain Tumors
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Megaesophagus
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-18 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Boston Terriers 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.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boston Terriers have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Boston Terriers 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.
Poodles 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. 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.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boston Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boston Terrier vs Cockapoo vs Poodle

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 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-4 puppies

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