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Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Comparison – Which dog is better Curly or Boykin?

"Find similarities and differences between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel" Compare Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel. Which is better: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Name Curly-Coated Retriever Boykin Spaniel
OriginsEngland United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank17198
Reviews32
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Curly, CCR Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1924 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available 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.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Which is more expensive? What is the difference in price between Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel?
$600-$800 No data available
Availability
Frequent
Very frequent

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel size comparison:
Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel weight comparison:
65-80 pounds (29-36 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
72.5 pounds (32.5 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel height comparison:
25-27 inches (63-69 cm) 15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
26 inches (66 cm) 16.5 inches (42 cm)

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel coat comparison:
Curly Feathered
Colors
What are the original Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel color? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel color comparison:
Liver
Black
Brown
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel grooming comparison:
Easy to groom: The Curly-Coated Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel shedding:
Curly-Coated Retrievers shed moderately.
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Clever
Intelligent
Sensitive
Independent
Lively
Trainable
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which dog has more intelligence? Is a Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel smarter? Which is best? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Curly-Coated Retriever.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel trainability comparison. What's the difference between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are easy to train.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel playfulness comparison:
Curly-Coated Retrievers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel social needs comparison:
Curly-Coated Retrievers are a social breed.
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Average: The Curly-Coated Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average defenders.
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Curly-Coated Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
Curly-Coated Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct? What's the difference between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Wanderlust potential of the Curly-Coated Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? What's the difference between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel? Which can be better for hunting?
Curly-Coated Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Nem a legjobb választás Curly-Coated Retriever, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Curly-Coated Retriever tartása lakásban.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Boykin Spaniel fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Curly-Coated Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average friendly towards strangers.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is best for first time owners: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Yes
Curly-Coated Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be 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
Which one could be a therapy dog: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Which is better for autism?
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
Which one could be a detection/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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Curly-Coated Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Yes
Curly-Coated Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Curly-Coated Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a 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.

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel health problems comparison:
No data available Cushing's Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Frequent
The Curly-Coated Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Boykin Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy? What is the age limit of the Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel?
8-12 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel energy level comparison:
Curly-Coated Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Curly-Coated Retrievers have an average exercise need.
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Curly-Coated Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel? Does the Curly-Coated Retriever breed eat more than the Boykin Spaniel breed?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Curly-Coated Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Curly-Coated Retriever or Boykin Spaniel?
Medium
The Curly-Coated Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least? What's the difference between Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel?
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Curly-Coated Retriever and Boykin Spaniel have? Curly-Coated Retriever vs Boykin Spaniel litter size comparison:
6-8 puppies 5-7 puppies

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