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Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle" Compare Lhasa Apso and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Which is better: Lhasa Apso or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Beagle?
Name Lhasa Apso Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Beagle
OriginsTibet England England
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank77196
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Other Names Lhasa, Lion Dog Cav, Cavalier, Cavie English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds 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 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 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 $500-$700 $1200-$1500 $500-$800

General Appearance - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

Size Small Small Small
Weight 13-15 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight 14 pounds (5.9-6.8 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height 10-11 inches (25-28 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

Coat Dense Feathered Dense
Colors Red Yellow Brown White Black Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby Tan Red Tricolor White Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Lhasa Apsos shed above average.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
Beagles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

Temperament Alert Devoted Intelligent Obedient Spirited Assertive Friendly Lively Playful Steady Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness Friendly Independent Lively Sweet Gentle Intelligent Loving
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Lhasa Apsos are quite easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Playfulness
Lhasa Apsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Lhasa Apsos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cavalier King Charles 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
Lhasa Apsos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lhasa Apsos need for social interaction is average.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Lhasa Apso is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Lhasa Apsos are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Lhasa Apsos are average defenders.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Lhasa Apso has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lhasa Apsos have an 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.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lhasa Apsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

Stranger Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Lhasa Apso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lhasa Apsos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Lhasa Apsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beagles 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.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Lhasa Apso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Beagle 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 - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

Health Issues
Lhasa Apsos 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.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Cherry Eye Familial Inherited Renal Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Sebaceous Adenitis Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia Beagle Dwarfism Cherry Eye Chinese Beagle Syndrome Distichiasis Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lhasa Apsos exercise need is minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Lhasa Apsos 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.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Lhasa Apso has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lhasa Apso is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lhasa Apso vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle

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 4-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7

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