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English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier" Compare English Cocker Spaniel and Field Spaniel. Which is better: English Cocker Spaniel or Field Spaniel or Glen of Imaal Terrier?
Name English Cocker Spaniel Field Spaniel Glen of Imaal Terrier
OriginsEngland England Ireland
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank52145158
Reviews100
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Other Names Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker Field Glen, Glennie, Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1894 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Terrier breed.
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. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
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 Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club No set
Price $900-$1200 $800-$1000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) 35-50 pounds (16-22.5 kg) 34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) 42.5 pounds (16-22.5 kg) 35 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg)
Height Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier

Coat Feathered Dense Silky Waterproof Dense
Colors Blue Roan Liver Tan Golden Black Golden Liver Blue Roan Black Brown Blue Black
Grooming
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Field Spaniel doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Field Spaniels shed moderately.
Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Friendly Playful Trainable Faithful Intelligent Quiet Adaptable Docile Sensitive Cautious Familiar Sociable Active Courageous Loyal Agile Gentle Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Field Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Field Spaniels are easy to train.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Field Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier 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.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Field Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Field Spaniels are a social breed.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Field Spaniel rarely barks.
Low: The Glen of Imaal Terrier barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Field Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Field Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Field Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Field Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers 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.
Field Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Field Spaniels have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Field Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Glen of Imaal Terriers 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.
Field 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.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier

Stranger Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Field Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Field Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Glen of Imaal 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.
Field Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Field Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Glen of Imaal Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Cocker Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Field Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
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 Yes
English Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Field Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Glen of Imaal 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal 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 Field Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Glen of Imaal 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 Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Epilepsy Eye Problems Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Allergies Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Irritation Thrombopathia
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 11-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Field Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Field Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Field Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 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 to High.
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.
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 Field Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Field Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Cocker Spaniel vs Field Spaniel vs Glen of Imaal Terrier

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 4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies

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