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Name English Cocker Spaniel Labrador Retriever Boxer
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Merry Cocker Woker
Cocker
Lab
Labrador
Deutscher Boxer
German Boxer
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1200 $1000-$2000 $600-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
Very frequent: The English Cocker Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Labrador Retriever is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Boxer is quite easy to get.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? Which is the smallest dog, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
Medium Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Labrador Retriever? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer weight comparison:
Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg) Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer height comparison:
Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer coat comparison:
Feathered Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Waterproof
Colors
What are the original English Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever and Boxer color?
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Brindle
White
Fawn
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer grooming comparison:
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or {name3 shedding:
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
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Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
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Boxers shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
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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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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English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer intelligence:
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
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Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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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 Labrador Retriever vs Boxer trainability comparison.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
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Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
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Boxers are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer playfulness comparison:
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
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The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
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The Boxer is a playful breed.
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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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Sensitive: Labrador Retrievers 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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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?
High: English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer social needs comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
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Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
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Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
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Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
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Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? 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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Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
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Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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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.

Moderate

The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

English Cocker Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Retriever bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boxer bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer mouthiness comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Boxers have a lower than 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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Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
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Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
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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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Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Boxers 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 Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
Very house-friendly dog the English Cocker Spaniel breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Labrador Retriever breed in the home.
Apartment-friendly dog the Boxer 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.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
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.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? Which dog is more friendly?
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?
Yes
English Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Labrador Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Boxers 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
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boxer 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.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Health Comparison

Health Issues
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer health comparison. Which is the healthier: English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
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.
Average
The Labrador Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Boxer should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer lifespan comparison. How long do English Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever and Boxer breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of English Cocker Spaniel: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Retriever: 11 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boxer: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer energy level comparison:
English Cocker Spaniels are high-energy dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are high-energy dogs.
Boxers are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: English Cocker Spaniel or Labrador Retriever or Boxer?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 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 Labrador Retriever vs Boxer weight gain potential comparison:
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxer'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 Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?
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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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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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?

High 🔼

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

High 🔼

The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Boxer 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 Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
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The Boxer is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer 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 Labrador Retriever or Boxer? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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.

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.

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.

Yes

This breed would make an excellent 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 Labrador Retriever vs Boxer?

Yes

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

Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Boxer 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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Yes

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.

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer 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 Labrador Retriever and Boxer have?
6-8 puppies 5-10 puppies 2-10 puppies, average 6

English Cocker Spaniel vs Labrador Retriever vs Boxer Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working 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. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type 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 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

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