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Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Poodle Bichon Frise Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
OriginsGermany France Spain Belgium England
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank74619
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Other Names French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI. 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 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 The Bichon Frise Club Of America 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 $1000-$1500 $700-$1000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Coat Curly Curly Feathered
Colors Apricot Brown Gray Silver White Fawn Blue Cream Red Beige Black White Apricot Buff Cream Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.

Characteristics - Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Temperament Active Faithful Intelligent Alert Instinctual Trainable Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Poodles are easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Poodle is a playful breed.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 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.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises 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.
Social Needs
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
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
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises 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
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bichon Frises 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 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 - Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise 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
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises 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.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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.
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.
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 Yes
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise 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 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 - Poodle vs Bichon Frise vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Health Issues
Egészségesek Poodle fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Bichon Frise fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd) Cataracts Cushing's Syndrome Ear Infections Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Neonatal Encephalopathy (news) Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Patellar Luxation Premature Graying Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Runny Eyes Sebaceous Adenitis Von Willebrand's Disease Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
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
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups 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
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Poodle vs Bichon Frise 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 2-4 puppies 2-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

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