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Name English Cocker Spaniel Cavapoo Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Merry Cocker Woker
Cocker
Cavoodle Cavalier
Cavie
Cav
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed type comparison:
Purebred Cross Breed Purebred

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1200 $1200-$1800 $1200-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Very frequent: The English Cocker Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is quite easy to get.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Medium Small
Medium
Small
Weight
Which is heavier, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavapoo? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weight comparison:
Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel height comparison:
Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat comparison:
Feathered Curly
Wavy
Straight
Feathered
Colors
What are the original English Cocker Spaniel, Cavapoo and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel color?
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
Tan
Blenheim
Tricolor
Ruby
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grooming comparison:
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or {name3 shedding:
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
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Cavapoos shed moderately.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel intelligence:
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
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Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel trainability comparison.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
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Cavapoos are very easy to train.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel playfulness comparison:
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
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Average: Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
High: English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel social needs comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
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Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
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Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
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Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

English Cocker Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavapoo bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mouthiness comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Cavapoos 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.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels 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.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Very house-friendly dog the English Cocker Spaniel breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavapoo breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
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.
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Which dog is more friendly?
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavapoos are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Yes
English Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavapoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Comparison

Health Issues
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel health comparison. Which is the healthier: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The English Cocker Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Cavapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lifespan comparison. How long do English Cocker Spaniel, Cavapoo and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of English Cocker Spaniel: 13 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Cavapoo: 12 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel energy level comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels are high-energy dogs.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
1 to 2 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 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weight gain potential comparison:
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
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.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

High 🔼

The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Cavapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: English Cocker Spaniel or Cavapoo or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Yes

English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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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.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can English Cocker Spaniel and Cavapoo and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have?
6-8 puppies 2-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

English Cocker Spaniel vs Cavapoo vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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 Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
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

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