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English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel" Compare English Springer Spaniel and Welsh Springer Spaniel. Which is better: English Springer Spaniel or Welsh Springer Spaniel or Boykin Spaniel?
Name English Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel Boykin Spaniel
OriginsEngland Wales United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank2713398
Reviews201
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Other Names Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer, Welsh Cocker Spaniel, Welsh Starter, Welshie Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1914 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting 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. 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 No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $700-$800 $1200-$1400 $800-$1000

General Appearance - English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg), Female: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 42.5 pounds (19 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) 15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) 16.5 inches (42 cm)

Hair & Care - English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

Coat Feathered Silky Soft Straight Feathered
Colors White Liver Tan Black Red White Brown
Grooming
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Welsh Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Affectionate Active Playful Intelligent Loyal Friendly Stubborn Companionable Energetic Intelligent Eager Friendly Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Welsh Springer Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a playful breed.
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Welsh Springer 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.
Affection Level
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average 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.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Welsh Springer 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.
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Welsh Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
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.
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 Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Welsh Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Boykin Spaniels 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
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boykin Spaniels 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 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.
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) 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
Welsh Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes 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 Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

Health Issues
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Cushing's Syndrome Elbow Dysplasia Heart Disease Heart Problems Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Welsh Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
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 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Welsh Springer Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Boykin Spaniel

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 6-8 puppies 5-7 puppies

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