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Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo" Compare Cavapoo and Kooikerhondje. Which is better: Cavapoo or Kooikerhondje or Lagotto Romagnolo?
Name Cavapoo Kooikerhondje Lagotto Romagnolo
OriginsAustralia Netherlands Italy
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank555413117
Reviews712
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Other Names Cavoodle Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry
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
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.
Price $1200-$1800 $600-$800 $500-$700

General Appearance - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Size Small
Medium
Medium Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Coat Curly
Wavy
Straight
Waterproof
Wavy
Thick
Straight
Waterproof
Colors Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
White
Red
Orange
Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Cavapoos shed moderately.
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.

Characteristics - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Temperament Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Alert
Intelligent
Loving
Territorial
Cheerful
Lively
Going
Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Kooikerhondje's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Cavapoos 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.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
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.
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.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Lagotto Romagnolos 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.

Good With - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Stranger Friendly
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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 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.
Yes
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 Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo 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 - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Cataracts
Epilepsy
Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy
Kidney Issues
Luxating Patella
Myositis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 12-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 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 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate 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.
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.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavapoo vs Kooikerhondje vs Lagotto Romagnolo

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 2-8 puppies 5-7 puppies 4-6 puppies

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