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Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Comparison - Dog breed selector: Boston Bull or English Whippet or Cockerpoo? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo" Compare Boston Terrier and Whippet. Which is better: Boston Terrier or Whippet or Cockapoo?
Name Boston Terrier Whippet Cockapoo
OriginsUnited States England United States
Group Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank2161196
Reviews112
User Ratings

Other Names Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen English Whippet, Snap Dog Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. 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
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
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
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $600-$800 $800-$1200 900-1100

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Medium Small
Weight 10-25 pounds (6-11kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height 15-17 inches (38-43 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 16 inches (40.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Fine Fine
Short
Close in texture
Curly
Wavy
Colors White
Brindle
Seal
Black
Cream
Red
Blue
Fawn
White
Black
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Grooming
Effortless: The Boston Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Boston Terriers shed moderately.
Whippets are low shedders.
Cockapoos are low shedders.

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Aggressive
Gentle
Lively
Affectionate
Gentle
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Adaptable
Companionable
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boston Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boston Terriers are quite easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
Boston Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Boston Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Whippets 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
Boston Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boston Terriers are a social breed.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boston Terrier rarely barks.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Boston Terriers are average watchdogs.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Boston Terriers are average defenders.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boston Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an 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.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Cockapoos 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.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Boston Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boston Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.
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.

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Boston Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boston Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boston Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boston Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boston Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boston Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cockapoos 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
Boston Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo 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.

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Boston Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Whippet 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.
Health Problems Allergies
Brain Tumors
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Megaesophagus
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Addison's Disease
Arthritis
Deafness
Drug Sensitivity
Heart Murmurs
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Vaccination Sensitivity
Von Willebrand's Disease
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boston Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Boston Terriers have an average exercise need.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boston Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boston Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Boston Terrier vs Whippet vs Cockapoo Reproducibility Comparison

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 4-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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