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English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo" Compare English Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: English Cocker Spaniel or English Springer Spaniel or Cockapoo?
Name English Cocker Spaniel English Springer Spaniel Cockapoo
OriginsEngland England United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank5227196
Reviews522
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Other Names Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker Springer Spaniel Cockerpoo, Spoodle (AU), Cockerdoodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs 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
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
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $900-$1200 $700-$800 900-1100

General Appearance - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

Coat Feathered Feathered Curly
Wavy
Colors Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
White
Liver
Tan
Black
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Grooming
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Cockapoos are low shedders.

Characteristics - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Cockapoo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Cockapoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Cockapoo is a 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.
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.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Cockapoos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Cockapoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockapoos have an 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.
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Cockapoos don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
English Springer 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.
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.
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 - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

Stranger Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cockapoos 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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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.
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.
Yes
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
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockapoo 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 - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

Health Issues
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The Cockapoo 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
Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 10-14 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Cockapoos 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.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Cockapoos 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. 3 to 4.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Cocker Spaniel vs English Springer Spaniel vs Cockapoo

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 6-8 puppies 4-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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