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Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel" Compare Toy Poodle and Havanese. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Havanese or English Cocker Spaniel?
Name Toy Poodle Havanese English Cocker Spaniel
OriginsGermany France Cuba England
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank4492352
Reviews155
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Cocker, Merry Cocker Woker
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1946 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. 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
United Kennel Club
Havanese 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
Canadian Canine Registry
Price 1000-1500 $900-$1200 $900-$1200

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel

Size Small Small Medium
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Male: 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 16 inches (40.5 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel

Coat Dense
Curly
Thick
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Feathered
Colors Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Blue
Roan
Liver
Tan
Golden
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
English Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Affectionate
Friendly
Playful
Trainable
Faithful
Intelligent
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
English Cocker Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
English Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average: The English Cocker Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
English Cocker Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the English Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Toy Poodles 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.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
English Cocker 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.
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 - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Cocker Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Cocker Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
English Cocker Spaniels are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
English Cocker 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.
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.
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
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
English Cocker Spaniel 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 - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker Spaniel

Health Issues
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 14-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
English Cocker Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
English Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
English Cocker Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
High: The English Cocker Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The English Cocker Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The English Cocker Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Havanese vs English Cocker 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 1-9 puppies, average 4 6-8 puppies

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