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Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier" Compare Boykin Spaniel and Horgi. Which is better: Boykin Spaniel or Horgi or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier?
Name Boykin Spaniel Horgi Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
OriginsUnited States Russia Wales Ireland
Group Gun Dog Designer Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank9856849
Reviews201
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Other Names Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog) Cross between the Corgi and Siberian Husky
Corgsky
Siborgi
Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
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.
Not recognized by any clubs. 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
Irish Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $800-$1000 400-600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) 20-50 pounds (9-23 kg) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height 15-18 inches (38-46 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height 16.5 inches (42 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Coat Feathered Double Curly
Colors Brown Black
Cream
Sable
Fawn
Wheaten
Grooming
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Horgi requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
Horgis shed above average.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.

Characteristics - Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Temperament Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Playful
Energetic
Active
Companionable
Affectionate
Faithful
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Horgi's has great intelligence.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Horgis are easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Horgi is a playful breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Horgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Horgis are a social breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Horgi barks occasionally.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Horgis are one of the best watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Horgis are average defenders.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Horgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Horgis have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than 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.
Horgis have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Horgis have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Horgis are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Horgis don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Horgis 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Horgis are very stranger friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Horgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Horgis are average friendly towards cats.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Horgis are dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Horgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Horgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Horgis are generally with other pets.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Horgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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
Horgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 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 Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Health Issues
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Horgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 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
Back Issues
Hip Dysplasia
Degenerative Myelopathy
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Renal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
No
Yes
Energy Level
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Horgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Horgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Horgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, 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 Horgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Horgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Horgi is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boykin Spaniel vs Horgi vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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 3-6 puppies 5-8 puppies

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