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Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier" Compare Treeing Walker Coonhound and Welsh Springer Spaniel. Which is better: Treeing Walker Coonhound or Welsh Springer Spaniel or Norfolk Terrier?
Name Treeing Walker Coonhound Welsh Springer Spaniel Norfolk Terrier
OriginsUnited States Wales United Kingdom
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank131133128
Reviews200
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Other Names TWC, Walker Welsh Springer, Welsh Cocker Spaniel, Welsh Starter, Welshie Drop-Eared Norwich Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2012 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1914 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1979 as a Terrier 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 Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $400-$600 $1200-$1400 $2000-$2500

General Appearance - Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier

Size Large Medium Small
Weight Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg), Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg) Male: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg), Female: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg) 10-12 pounds (4½-5½ kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 60 pounds (27.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22 kg) Male: 42.5 pounds (19 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg) 11 pounds (5 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-58 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 24 inches (57 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm)

Hair & Care - Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier

Coat Smooth Shiny Dense Glossy Silky Soft Straight Wiry Shaggy
Colors White Tricolor Black Red White Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Treeing Walker Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Norfolk Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Treeing Walker Coonhounds shed moderately.
Welsh Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Norfolk Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier

Temperament Affectionate Confident Trainable Clever Loving Affectionate Active Playful Intelligent Loyal Friendly Stubborn Companionable Happy Selfish Confidence Intelligent Fearless Lovable Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Welsh Springer Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are easy to train.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Norfolk Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a playful breed.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Norfolk Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Treeing Walker Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Welsh Springer 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
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are highly affectionate dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Norfolk Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Treeing Walker Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Norfolk Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a vocal breed.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Norfolk Terrier is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are average watchdogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Norfolk Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Treeing Walker Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Norfolk Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Norfolk Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Norfolk Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Norfolk Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Welsh Springer 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.
Norfolk Terriers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Norfolk Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Treeing Walker Coonhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Welsh Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Norfolk Terriers 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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 - Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier

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

Health Issues
Treeing Walker Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Norfolk Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Bloat Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Polyradiculoneuritis Skin Diseases Work-related Injuries Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) No set
Life Expectancy 12-13 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Treeing Walker Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Norfolk Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Treeing Walker Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Norfolk Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Treeing Walker Coonhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Welsh Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Norfolk Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
High: The Norfolk Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Welsh Springer Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Norfolk Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Treeing Walker Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Norfolk Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Treeing Walker Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Norfolk Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Treeing Walker Coonhound vs Welsh Springer Spaniel vs Norfolk Terrier

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 6-8 puppies 2-5 puppies

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