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English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier" Compare English Toy Spaniel and Coton de Tulear. Which is better: English Toy Spaniel or Coton de Tulear or Cockalier?
Name English Toy Spaniel Coton de Tulear Cockalier
OriginsEngland Madagascar United States
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank13481318
Reviews071
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Other Names King Charles Spaniel Coton, Cotie Cockalier Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds 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
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.
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $1200-$1500 $2400-$3000 500-700

General Appearance - English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Male: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg) 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg) 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 16 pounds (7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (7 kg) 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 11 inches (27.5 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm)

Hair & Care - English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

Coat Feathered Soft Smooth
Colors Black & Tan
Black & White
Ruby
Blenheim
White Black
Brown
White
Merle
Speckled
Chocolate
Golden
Red
Grooming
Average: The English Toy Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Cockalier requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
English Toy Spaniels shed moderately.
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.
Cockaliers shed moderately.

Characteristics - English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

Temperament Affectionate
Happy
Playful
Gentle
Loving
Reserved
Affectionate
Lively
Trainable
Intelligent
Playful
Vocal
Affectionate
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Gentle
Loving
Going
Intelligent Rank
Average: English Toy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Cockalier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
English Toy Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Cockaliers are easy to train.
Playfulness
English Toy Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
The Cockalier is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
English Toy Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cockaliers are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
English Toy Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cockaliers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
English Toy Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Cockaliers are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The English Toy Spaniel is a vocal breed.
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Average: The Cockalier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
English Toy Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Cockaliers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
English Toy Spaniels are average defenders.
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Cockaliers are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The English Toy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cockalier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
English Toy Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cockaliers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the English Toy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Cockaliers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
English Toy 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.
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Cockaliers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
English Toy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cockaliers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
English Toy Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Coton de Tulears 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.
Cockaliers 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 Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

Stranger Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards children.
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Cockaliers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
English Toy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Cockalier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are commonly okay with elderly people.
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cockaliers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
English Toy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cockaliers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
English Toy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Coton de Tulears are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Cockaliers 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 Not really
English Toy Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Coton de Tulear breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cockalier 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 Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

Health Issues
English Toy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cockaliers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cleft Palate
Cryptorchidism
Fused Toes
Hydrocephalus
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Retinal Dysplasia
Seborrhea
Umbilical Hernias
Hip Dysplasia
Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
English Toy Spaniels are low energy dogs.
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cockaliers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
English Toy Spaniels exercise need is very minimal.
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Cockaliers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
English Toy Spaniels need a lot of sleep.
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cockaliers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 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. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
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 Toy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cockalier has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The English Toy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cockalier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - English Toy Spaniel vs Coton de Tulear vs Cockalier

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 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 3-7 puppies

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