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

"Find similarities and differences between Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel" Compare Cockapoo and English Cocker Spaniel. Which is better: Cockapoo or English Cocker Spaniel or English Springer Spaniel?
Name Cockapoo English Cocker Spaniel English Springer Spaniel
OriginsUnited States England England
Group Designer Dogs Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank1965227
Reviews252
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Other Names Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker Springer Spaniel
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. 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 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
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
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 $900-$1200 $700-$800

General Appearance - Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Size Small Medium Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

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

Characteristics - Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cockapoos are easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
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.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cockapoos are a social breed.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Cockapoos are average defenders.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cockapoos 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.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cockapoos 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.
English Springer 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.
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.
English Springer 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cockapoos 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.
No
English Springer 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.
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.
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.
Yes
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
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
English Springer Spaniel 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 English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel

Health Issues
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 14-18 years 12-14 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No 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.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Cockapoos 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.
English Springer 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. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate 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 Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cockapoo vs English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer 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 6-8 puppies 4-10 puppies

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