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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel Comparison - Dog breed selector: Cav or Cocker or Cocker Spaniel? Find the right dog for you

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Name Cavalier King Charles Spaniel English Cocker Spaniel American Cocker Spaniel
OriginsEngland England United States
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank195229
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Cav, Cavalier, Cavie Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
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 1946 as a Sporting 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs 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
Price
Which is cheaper, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1500 $900-$1200 No data available
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel size comparison:
Small Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel weight comparison:
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel height comparison:
12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel coat comparison:
Feathered Feathered Feathered
Colors
What are the original Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel color?
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Brown
Red
Tan
Buff
Silver
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel grooming comparison:
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or {name3 shedding:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel 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
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Outright
Tempered
Merry
Intelligent
Trusting
Joyful
Outgoing
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel trainability comparison.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel playfulness comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel social needs comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
American Cocker 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?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
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 English Cocker Spaniel 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 English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 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? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Cavalier King Charles Spaniel fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Cocker Spaniel fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya American Cocker Spaniel fajta.
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.
English Cocker Spaniels 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 English Cocker Spaniel 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.
English 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.
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.
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.

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

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Which is better for autism?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds 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?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
American Cocker 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.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The English Cocker Spaniel 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel health problems comparison:
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
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 English Cocker Spaniel 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel 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.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or English Cocker Spaniel or American Cocker Spaniel?
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. 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Cocker Spaniel 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, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker Spaniel?
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high 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 for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs English Cocker Spaniel vs American Cocker 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 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel have?
3-5 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-7 puppies

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