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Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Comparison - Dog breed selector: Yorkie or Cav or Caniche? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle" Compare Yorkshire Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Which is better: Yorkshire Terrier or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Toy Poodle?
Name Yorkshire Terrier Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Toy Poodle
OriginsEngland England Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank919449
Reviews352
User Ratings

Other Names Yorkie Cav, Cavalier, Cavie Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Toy Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $600-$1000 $1200-$1500 1000-1500

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle General Appearance Comparison

Size Small Small Small
Weight 2-3 kg (4-7 pounds) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height 20-23 cm (8-9 inches) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Avg. Height 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Hair & Care Comparison

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

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Playful
Courageous
Independent
Loyal
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Cheerful
Gentle
Social
Polite
Quiet
Active
Graceful
Fearless
Friendly
Nonaggressive
Sporty
No tendency towards nervousness
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Yorkshire Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Yorkshire Terriers are quite easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
Yorkshire Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Yorkshire Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Cavalier King Charles 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
Yorkshire Terriers 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.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Yorkshire Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Yorkshire Terrier is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Yorkshire Terriers are good watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Yorkshire Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Yorkshire Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Yorkshire Terriers have lower than 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.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Yorkshire Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Yorkshire Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Yorkshire Terriers 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.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Yorkshire Terriers 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.
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.
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.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Yorkshire Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are not recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Yorkshire Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Yorkshire Terriers 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.
No
Toy Poodles 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.
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 Not really
Yorkshire Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle 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.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Yorkshire Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Reverse Sneezing
Dry Eye
Episodic Falling Syndrome
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Syringomyelia
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Life Expectancy 12-16 years 10-14 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Yorkshire Terriers are high energy 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.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Yorkshire Terriers exercise need is very minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Yorkshire Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 1/2 to 3/4 cup 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. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Yorkshire Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Yorkshire Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Yorkshire Terrier vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Toy Poodle Reproducibility Comparison

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 3-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

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