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Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese" Compare Cockapoo and Coton de Tulear. Which is better: Cockapoo or Coton de Tulear or Havanese?
Name Cockapoo Coton de Tulear Havanese
OriginsUnited States Madagascar Cuba
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1968123
Reviews275
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Other Names Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Coton, Cotie Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
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.
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
Price 900-1100 $2400-$3000 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

Size Small Small Small
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Hair & Care - Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

Coat Curly
Wavy
Soft Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Colors Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
White Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cockapoos are low shedders.
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Affectionate
Lively
Trainable
Intelligent
Playful
Vocal
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses 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.
Coton de Tulears 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.
Havaneses 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 - Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

Stranger Friendly
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cockapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Coton de Tulears are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Havaneses 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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.
Not really
Coton de Tulear breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like 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 Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

Health Issues
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese 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
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Life Expectancy 14-18 years 14-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
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.
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cockapoo vs Coton de Tulear vs Havanese

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 4-6 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4

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