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Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel" Compare Great Dane and Manchester Terrier. Which is better: Great Dane or Manchester Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Name Great Dane Manchester Terrier Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
OriginsGermany England England
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1413519
Reviews103
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Other Names Dane, Gentle Giant, Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff, Apollo of Dogs Black and Tan Manchester, Black and Tan Terrier, English Toy Terrier Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Terrier & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels 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 No set 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
Price $800-$1200 $600-$1000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Size Giant Small Small
Weight Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) Toy: 6-8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17-18 pounds (7.7-8 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) Toy: 7 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg), Standard: 17.5 pounds (7.7.5 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) Toy: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Standard: 15-16 inches (39-40 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) Toy: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Standard: 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Coat Dense Fine Feathered
Colors Blue Fawn White Brindle Merle Black Tan Black Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby
Grooming
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Manchester Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Great Danes shed moderately.
Manchester Terriers shed none to minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.

Characteristics - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Temperament Friendly Devoted Gentle Reserved Confident Intelligent Loving Active Devoted Quiet Intelligent Alert Discerning Loyal Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
Smart: Manchester Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
Manchester Terriers are quite easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a playful breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Manchester Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Manchester Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Great Danes are a social breed.
Manchester Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
Average: The Manchester Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
Manchester Terriers are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Manchester Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Manchester Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Manchester Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Manchester Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Great Danes 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.
Manchester Terriers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles 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.
Apartment Friendly
Great Danes are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Manchester Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Great Danes 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.
Manchester Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately 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 - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Manchester Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Manchester Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Manchester Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Manchester Terriers are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Great Danes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Manchester Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Cavalier King Charles 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Manchester Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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 - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Health Issues
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
Manchester Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Bloat Cancer Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Persistent Right Aortic Arch Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia No set Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia
Life Expectancy 7-10 years 14-16 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Great Danes are high energy dogs.
Manchester Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Manchester Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Manchester Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Manchester Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Manchester Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Great Dane vs Manchester Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles 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 10-15 puppies 2-4 puppies 3-5 puppies

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