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English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei" Compare English Springer Spaniel and Goldendoodle. Which is better: English Springer Spaniel or Goldendoodle or Shar-Pei?
Name English Springer Spaniel Goldendoodle Shar-Pei
OriginsEngland United States Canada China
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank2744764
Reviews244
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Other Names Springer Spaniel Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo Chinese Fighting Dog
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1992 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
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
Price $700-$800 600-800 $1000-$1200

General Appearance - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) 40-55 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) 47.5 pounds (18- 25 kg)
Height Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm) 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm) 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

Coat Feathered Curly
Wavy
Smooth
Straight
Dense
Colors White
Liver
Tan
Black
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Apricot
Blue
Cream
Red
Brown
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Shar-Pei requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.
Shar-Peis shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Affectionate
Independent
Reserved
Devoted
Loving
Suspicious
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shar-Pei's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Shar-Peis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
Shar-Peis, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shar-Peis may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Social Needs
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Shar-Peis are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Low: The Shar-Pei barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Shar-Peis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Shar-Peis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shar-Pei has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shar-Peis have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Shar-Peis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Shar-Peis 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.
Apartment Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shar-Peis adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Shar-Peis handle alone time quite well.
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.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

Stranger Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shar-Peis are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shar-Pei is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shar-Peis are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shar-Peis are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Shar-Peis 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 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.
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) 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.
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 Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shar-Pei 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Allergies
Ear Infections
Ectropion
Hip Dysplasia
Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Retinal Dysplasia
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cutaneous Mucinosis
Demodectic Mange
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Fever
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Patellar Luxation
Pyoderma
Seborrhea
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 10-15 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shar-Peis have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Shar-Peis exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shar-Peis like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Shar-Pei has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shar-Pei is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - English Springer Spaniel vs Goldendoodle vs Shar-Pei

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

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