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Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Cockapoo Cavapoo English Cocker Spaniel
OriginsUnited States Australia England
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank19655552
Reviews275
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Other Names Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Cavoodle Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 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 Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer 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 900-1100 $1200-$1800 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Size Small Small
Medium
Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Coat Curly
Wavy
Curly
Wavy
Straight
Feathered
Colors Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cockapoos are low shedders.
Cavapoos shed moderately.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The English Cocker Spaniel 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.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Cockapoos 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.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cockapoos 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.
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
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.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos 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.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cockapoos 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.
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.
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 - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cockapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavapoos 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.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel 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 - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 14-18 years 10-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 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. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate 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.
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.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cockapoo vs Cavapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel

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 4-6 puppies 2-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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