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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog" Compare Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Which is better: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Bichon Frise or American Eskimo Dog?
Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bichon Frise American Eskimo Dog
OriginsEngland Spain Belgium United States Germany
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1946118
Reviews342
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Other Names Cav, Cavalier, Cavie Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon Eskimo Spitz, American Spitz, German Spitz, Eskie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1994 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Not recognized by FCI. 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 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 The Bichon Frise Club Of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club
Price $1200-$1500 $700-$1000 $600-$800

General Appearance - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Toy: 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg)Standard: 18-35 pounds (8-16 kg), Miniature: 10-17 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight 14 pounds (6.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Toy: 8 pounds (4 kg)Standard: 26.5 pounds (12 kg), Miniature: 13.5 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Toy: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)Standard: 15-20 inches (49-50 cm), Miniature: 12-15 inches (30-40 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Toy: 10.5 inches (26 cm)Standard: 17.5 inches (49.5 cm), Miniature: 13.5 inches (35 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

Coat Feathered Curly Fluffy
Colors Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby White Apricot Buff Cream White Biscuit
Grooming
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The American Eskimo Dog requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
American Eskimo Dogs are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

Temperament Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent Alert Friendly Intelligent Energetic Independent Protective
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
American Eskimo Dogs are easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
The American Eskimo Dog is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Eskimo Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
American Eskimo Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
High: The American Eskimo Dog is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
American Eskimo Dogs are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Eskimo Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Eskimo Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
American Eskimo Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cavalier King Charles 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.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
American Eskimo Dogs 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
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Eskimo Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
American Eskimo Dogs 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 - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

Stranger Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Eskimo Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Eskimo Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
American Eskimo Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Eskimo Dogs 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
American Eskimo Dog 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 - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

Health Issues
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The American Eskimo Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity Cataracts Diabetes Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
American Eskimo Dogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
American Eskimo Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
American Eskimo Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The American Eskimo Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Eskimo Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Eskimo Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Bichon Frise vs American Eskimo Dog

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 2-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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