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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo" Compare Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Cockalier. Which is better: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Cockalier or Cavapoo?
Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cockalier Cavapoo
OriginsEngland United States Australia
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank19318555
Reviews317
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Other Names Cav, Cavalier, Cavie Cockalier Spaniel Cavoodle
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1500 500-700 $1200-$1800

General Appearance - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo

Size Small Medium Small Medium
Weight 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight 14 pounds (6.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo

Coat Feathered Smooth Curly Wavy Straight
Colors Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby Black Brown White Merle Speckled Chocolate Golden Red Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom
Grooming
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Cockalier requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
Cockaliers shed moderately.
Cavapoos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo

Temperament Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness Affectionate Intelligent Loyal Playful Gentle Loving Going Gentle Loving Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Cockalier's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Cockaliers are easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Cockalier is a highly playful breed.
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cockaliers are less 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.
Cockaliers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavapoos 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.
Cockaliers are a social breed.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockalier barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Cockaliers are average watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Cockaliers are not the best to protect their territory.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockalier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockaliers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavapoos 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.
Cockaliers have average wanderlust potential.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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.
Cockaliers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cavapoos 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.
Cockaliers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockaliers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
Cockaliers 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.
Cavapoos 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 Cockalier vs Cavapoo

Stranger Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are stranger friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Cockaliers are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Cockalier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Cavapoo 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.
Cockaliers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cockaliers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavapoos 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.
Yes
Cockaliers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Cavapoos 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Cockalier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes 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 Cockalier vs Cavapoo

Health Issues
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cockaliers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
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.
Cockaliers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Cockaliers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
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.
Cockaliers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 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 to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Cockalier has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockalier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Cockalier vs Cavapoo

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 3-7 puppies 2-8 puppies

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