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Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dachshund American Cocker Spaniel
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cavalier
Cavie
Cav
Bassotto
Sausage Dog
Tekkel
Tekkel Doxie
Weenie Dog
Worshond
Teckel
Cocker
Merry Cocker
Cocker Spaniel
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $500-$700 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Dachshund is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The American Cocker Spaniel is quite easy to get.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which is the smallest dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Small Small Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or Dachshund? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel weight comparison:
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
14 pounds (6.5 kg) Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel height comparison:
12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel coat comparison:
Feathered Fine Feathered
Colors
What are the original Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund and American Cocker Spaniel color?
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Brown
Red
Tan
Buff
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel grooming comparison:
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or {name3 shedding:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
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American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Outright
Tempered
Merry
Intelligent
Trusting
Joyful
Outgoing
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel trainability comparison.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Dachshunds are easy to train.
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American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel playfulness comparison:
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?
High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: American Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel social needs comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Dachshunds are a social breed.
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American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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A lot: Dachshund is a particularly loud breed.
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Average to High: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
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American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Dachshunds are average defenders.
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American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Dachshund bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

American Cocker Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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American Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
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Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
Apartment-friendly dog the Dachshund breed.
Very house-friendly dog the American Cocker Spaniel breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Dachshunds 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.
American Cocker Spaniels 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.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
American Cocker Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Yes
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Dachshunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Health Comparison

Health Issues
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
American Cocker Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel health problems comparison:
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Acanthosis Nigricans
Baldness
Bloat
Cancer
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Cushing's Syndrome
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Legg-perthes Disease
Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
Mitral Valve Disease
Narcolepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Allergies
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Idiopathic Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Primary Seborrhea
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Dachshund should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The American Cocker Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dachshund and American Cocker Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Dachshund: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of American Cocker Spaniel: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel energy level comparison:
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.
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the American Cocker Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Dachshund is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Dachshund or American Cocker Spaniel? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel?

Not really

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

American Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
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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.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Dachshund and American Cocker Spaniel have?
3-5 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-7 puppies

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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
Canadian Canine Registry
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
Canadian Canine Registry

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