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Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Dachshund American Cocker Spaniel Pembroke Welsh Corgi
OriginsGermany United States Wales
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank132915
Reviews000
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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 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 $500-$700 $600-$800 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Coat Fine Feathered Fluffy
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Brown Red Tan Buff Silver Black Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Outright Tempered Merry Intelligent Trusting Joyful Outgoing Sociable Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Going
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Dachshunds 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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds 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.
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.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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 - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
American Cocker Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds 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.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
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
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
American Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi 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 - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Health Issues
Egészségesek Dachshund fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
American Cocker Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Egészségesek Pembroke Welsh Corgi fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Cataracts Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Idiopathic Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Primary Seborrhea Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs American Cocker Spaniel vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

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 4-8 puppies 4-7 puppies 6-7 puppies

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