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Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Comparison - Dog breed selector: Boykin or Kooiker Dog or Epagneul Français? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel" Compare Boykin Spaniel and Kooikerhondje. Which is better: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Name Boykin Spaniel Kooikerhondje French Spaniel
OriginsUnited States Netherlands France
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank98413539
Reviews210
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog) Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog Epagneul Français, French Setter, Canadian Setter
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
No data available No data available No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Rare
Rare

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel size comparison:
Medium Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or Kooikerhondje? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel weight comparison:
25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) 49.5 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel height comparison:
15-18 inches (38-46 cm) 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm), Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
16.5 inches (42 cm) 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm)

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel coat comparison:
Feathered Waterproof
Wavy
Thick
Straight
Wavy
Glossy
Colors
What are the original Boykin Spaniel, Kooikerhondje and French Spaniel color?
Brown White
Red
Orange
Liver
White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel grooming comparison:
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The French Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or {name3 shedding:
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately.
French Spaniels are heavy shedders.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Alert
Intelligent
Loving
Territorial
Cheerful
Lively
Going
Adaptable
Energetic
Loving
Calm
Intelligent
Tough
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Kooikerhondje.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú French Spaniel.
Trainability
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel trainability comparison.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train.
French Spaniels are hard to train.
Playfulness
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel playfulness comparison:
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed.
French Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
French Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Kooikerhondjes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
French Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel social needs comparison:
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average.
French Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The French Spaniel rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
French Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory.
French Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The French Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
French Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential.
French Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Kooikerhondjes 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.
French Spaniels 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
Which dog is more apartment friendly Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Boykin Spaniel fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Kooikerhondje, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Kooikerhondje tartása lakásban.
Nem lakásbarát kutya French Spaniel.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
French Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
French Spaniels 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.

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
French Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
French Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
French Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
French Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
French Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
French Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
French Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
French Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
French Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
French Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel health problems comparison:
Cushing's Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Cataracts
Epilepsy
Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy
Kidney Issues
Luxating Patella
Myositis
Von Willebrand's Disease
No data available
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Boykin Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Kooikerhondje should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The French Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Boykin Spaniel, Kooikerhondje and French Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel energy level comparison:
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
French Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise.
French Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
French Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Boykin Spaniel or Kooikerhondje or French Spaniel?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2-3 cup a day high-quality dry food formulated for adult dogs and made with high-quality animal proteins, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kooikerhondje can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel?
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The French Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The French Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Boykin Spaniel vs Kooikerhondje vs French Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency 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
How many puppies can Boykin Spaniel and Kooikerhondje and French Spaniel have?
5-7 puppies 5-7 puppies 3-7 puppies

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