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English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier" Compare English Cocker Spaniel and American Hairless Terrier. Which is better: English Cocker Spaniel or American Hairless Terrier?
Name English Cocker Spaniel American Hairless Terrier
OriginsEngland United States
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank52126
Reviews10
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Other Names Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker AHT
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group 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 No set
Price $900-$1200 $300-$500

General Appearance - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Size Medium Small
Weight Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) 5-16 pounds (2.5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) 10.5 pounds (2.6 kg)
Height Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 7-16 inches (18-41 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 11.5 inches (29.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Coat Feathered Hairless
Colors Blue Roan Liver Tan Golden Black Spotted Speckled White Black
Grooming
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The American Hairless Terrier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
American Hairless Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Friendly Playful Trainable Faithful Intelligent Quiet Alert Loving Inquisitive Lively Intelligent Playful
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Average: American Hairless Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
American Hairless Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The American Hairless Terrier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
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
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
American Hairless Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
American Hairless Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The American Hairless Terrier rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
American Hairless Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Hairless Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Hairless Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
American Hairless Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
American Hairless Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
American Hairless Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
American Hairless Terriers 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.

Good With - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Stranger Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
American Hairless Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Hairless Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
American Hairless Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
American Hairless Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
American Hairless Terriers 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
American Hairless Terrier 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.

Health Factors - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Health Issues
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The American Hairless Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Hip Dysplasia Renal Failure No set
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
American Hairless Terriers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
American Hairless Terriers exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
American Hairless Terriers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 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, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate 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.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Hairless Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The American Hairless Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Cocker Spaniel vs American Hairless Terrier

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 6-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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