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Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear" Compare Boykin Spaniel and Brittany. Which is better: Boykin Spaniel or Brittany or Coton de Tulear?
Name Boykin Spaniel Brittany Coton de Tulear
OriginsUnited States France Madagascar
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank982681
Reviews116
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Other Names Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog) Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Coton, Cotie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. 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 Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $800-$1000 $700-$800 $2400-$3000

General Appearance - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg)
Height 15-18 inches (38-46 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height 16.5 inches (42 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

Coat Feathered Feathered Soft
Colors Brown Liver White Orange Roan White
Grooming
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
Brittanys are low shedders.
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.

Characteristics - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

Temperament Companionable Energetic Intelligent Eager Friendly Trainable Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Affectionate Lively Trainable Intelligent Playful Vocal
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Brittanys are easy to train.
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Brittanys are average defenders.
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Coton de Tulears 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 - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

Stranger Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Coton de Tulears 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 Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Coton de Tulear 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 - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

Health Issues
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cushing's Syndrome Elbow Dysplasia Heart Disease Heart Problems Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Hip Dysplasia Luxating Patella Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany 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 Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boykin Spaniel vs Brittany vs Coton de Tulear

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 5-7 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6 4-6 puppies

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