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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond" Compare Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or English Springer Spaniel or Keeshond?
Name Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier English Springer Spaniel Keeshond
OriginsIreland England Germany Netherlands
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank492787
Reviews121
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Other Names Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Springer Spaniel Dutch Barge Dog, Smiling Dutchman, Chien Loup, German Spitz, Deutscher Wolfsspitz, Wolfsspitz, Kees
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 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Non-Sporting 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 Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz 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 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
Price $800-$1000 $700-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) 35-45 pounds (15-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) 40 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (44-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 17 inches (43 cm)

Hair & Care - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond

Coat Curly Feathered Fluffy Dense
Colors Wheaten White Liver Tan Black Silver Gray Cream Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The Keeshond requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Keeshonds are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond

Temperament Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Agile Obedient Quick Intelligent Bright Playful Sturdy
Intelligent Rank
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Keeshond is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Keeshonds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Keeshonds, 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.
Keeshonds 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.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Keeshonds 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.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Keeshonds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
High: The Keeshond is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Keeshonds are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Keeshonds are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Keeshond 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.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Keeshonds 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 English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Keeshonds 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.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Keeshonds 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.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Keeshonds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Keeshonds 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.
English Springer 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.
Keeshonds 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 - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond

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

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.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The Keeshond is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Keeshonds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Keeshonds exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Keeshonds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Keeshond can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Keeshond has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Keeshond is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs English Springer Spaniel vs Keeshond

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 4-10 puppies 3-8 puppies

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