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Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel" Compare Cockapoo and Miniature Poodle. Which is better: Cockapoo or Miniature Poodle or American Cocker Spaniel?
Name Cockapoo Miniature Poodle American Cocker Spaniel
OriginsUnited States Germany France United States
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank19643529
Reviews210
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Other Names Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Carniche Moyen, Barboncino Miniatura, French Poodle, Pudle, Zwergpudel Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 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 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 900-1100 1000-1500 $600-$800

General Appearance - Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 15-17 pounds (7-8 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 16 pounds (7.5 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 11-15 inches (28-38 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 13 inches (33 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel

Coat Curly
Wavy
Dense
Curly
Thick
Feathered
Colors Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Brown
Red
Tan
Buff
Silver
Black
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.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Cockapoos are low shedders.
Miniature Poodles shed none to minimal.
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Outright
Tempered
Merry
Intelligent
Trusting
Joyful
Outgoing
Sociable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Miniature Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Miniature Poodles are very easy to train.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
The Miniature Poodle is a playful breed.
The American 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.
American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Miniature Poodles 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
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Miniature Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Miniature Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Miniature Poodles are good watchdogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Miniature Poodles are average defenders.
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Miniature Poodles have lower than 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
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Miniature Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Miniature Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature Poodles 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
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.
Miniature Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.

Good With - Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Miniature Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Miniature Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
American Cocker 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
Miniature Poodles 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 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.
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.
Not really
Miniature Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
American 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 Miniature Poodle vs American Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Miniature Poodle 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 Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Allergies
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Idiopathic Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Primary Seborrhea
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-18 years 14-16 years 12-15 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.
Miniature Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Miniature Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
American 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.
Miniature Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
American Cocker Spaniels 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. 0.5 to 1.5 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
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Miniature Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Miniature Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cockapoo vs Miniature Poodle vs American 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, average 5 4-7 puppies

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