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American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer" Compare American Cocker Spaniel and Beaglier. Which is better: American Cocker Spaniel or Beaglier or Giant Schnauzer?
Name American Cocker Spaniel Beaglier Giant Schnauzer
OriginsUnited States Australia Germany
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank2927080
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Other Names Cocker Spaniel, Cocker, Merry Cocker Beagalier, Beagelier Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type 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 Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry 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 $600-$800 800-1200 $1000-$1500

General Appearance - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

Size Medium Small Giant
Weight 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg) 10-25 pounds (4.5-12 kg) Males 60-105 pounds (27-48 kg), Female: 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg) 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg) Males 82.5 pounds (37.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height 15-16.5 inches (38-41 cm) 12-16 inches (30.5-40 cm) Male: 26-28 inches (66-71 cm), Female: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm)
Avg. Height 15-16.5 inches (39.5 cm) 14 inches (30.22.5 cm) Male: 27 inches (68.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

Coat Feathered Smooth Soft Wiry
Colors Brown Red Tan Buff Silver Black Black Tricolor Brown White Pepper Salt Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Beaglier requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
American Cocker Spaniels shed moderately.
Beagliers shed moderately.
Giant Schnauzers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

Temperament Outright Tempered Merry Intelligent Trusting Joyful Outgoing Sociable Affectionate Loyal Good natured Playful Dominant Kind Powerful Intelligent Loyal Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: American Cocker Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Giant Schnauzer's has great intelligence.
Trainability
American Cocker Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Beagliers are quite easy to train.
Giant Schnauzers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The American Cocker Spaniel is a playful breed.
The Beaglier is a highly playful breed.
The Giant Schnauzer is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
American Cocker Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
American Cocker Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagliers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Giant Schnauzers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
American Cocker Spaniels are a social breed.
Beagliers need a lot of social interaction.
Giant Schnauzers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The American Cocker Spaniel is a vocal breed.
High: The Beaglier is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Giant Schnauzer barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
American Cocker Spaniels are average watchdogs.
No set
Giant Schnauzers are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
American Cocker Spaniels are average defenders.
Beagliers can't provide protection for their territory.
Giant Schnauzers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The American Cocker Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beaglier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
American Cocker Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagliers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Giant Schnauzers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the American Cocker Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Beagliers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Giant Schnauzer is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
American Cocker Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
No set
Giant Schnauzers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
No set
Giant Schnauzers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
American Cocker Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagliers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Giant Schnauzers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
American 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.
Beagliers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

Stranger Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Beagliers are stranger friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagliers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Beagliers are average friendly towards cats.
Giant Schnauzers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
Beagliers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly Yes
American Cocker Spaniel is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Beaglier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Giant Schnauzer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Beagliers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Giant Schnauzers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
American Cocker Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Beagliers are generally with other pets.
Giant Schnauzers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
American Cocker Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Beagliers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Giant Schnauzers 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.
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 Yes
American Cocker Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Beaglier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Giant Schnauzer 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 - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

Health Issues
American Cocker Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
Beagliers are commonly healthy dogs.
Giant Schnauzers are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Cataracts Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Idiopathic Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Primary Seborrhea Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Beagle Dwarfism Ear Infections Epilepsy Eye Problems Joint Problems Thyroid Problems Bloat Cancer Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Glaucoma Heart Problems Hip Dysplasia Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 13-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
American Cocker Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Beagliers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Giant Schnauzers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
American Cocker Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Beagliers need quite a lot of exercise.
Giant Schnauzers need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
American Cocker Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Beagliers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Giant Schnauzers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Beaglier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Giant Schnauzer can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The American Cocker Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Beaglier has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Giant Schnauzer has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The American Cocker Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beaglier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Giant Schnauzer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - American Cocker Spaniel vs Beaglier vs Giant Schnauzer

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 4-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 5-8 puppies

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