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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Clumber Spaniel Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
OriginsIreland England England
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank4914019
Reviews113
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Other Names Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Retired Gentleman's Spaniel Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs 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 Irish Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Club Espanol De Terriers 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 $800-$1000 $800-$1200 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Size Medium Large Small
Weight Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 55-85 pounds (25-39 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 70 pounds (32 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 16-20 inches (41-51 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 18 inches (46 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Coat Curly Dense Feathered
Colors Wheaten White Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Clumber Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Clumber Spaniels are heavy shedders.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.

Characteristics - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Temperament Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Gentle Affectionate Dignified Loyal Calm Hearted Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Clumber Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Clumber Spaniels are easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
Clumber Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Clumber Spaniels 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Clumber Spaniels are a social breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Low: The Clumber Spaniel barks none to minimal.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Clumber Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are average defenders.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Clumber Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Clumber Spaniels have a strong 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
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Clumber Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Clumber Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Clumber Spaniels 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Clumber 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.
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 - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Clumber Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Clumber Spaniel 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Clumber Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Clumber Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Clumber Spaniels 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 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.
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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Clumber Spaniel 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 - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Health Issues
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Clumber Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia Ear Infections Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Intervertebral Disk Disease Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 10-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Clumber Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Clumber Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Clumber Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
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 Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 4 to 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.
High: The Clumber Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers cold weather
The Clumber Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Clumber Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Clumber Spaniel is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Clumber Spaniel 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 5-8 puppies 2-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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