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Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie" Compare Shichon and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Which is better: Shichon or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or Shorkie?
Name Shichon Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Shorkie
OriginsUnited States England United States
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank30719597
Reviews030
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Other Names Zuchon, Teddy Bear Cav, Cavalier, Cavie Cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier. Shorkie Tzu Yorkie Tzu Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club 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 American Canine Hybrid Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price 800-1200 $1200-$1500 800-1000

General Appearance - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

Size Small Small Small
Weight 10-15 pounds (5-7 kg) 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg) 5-15 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (6 kg) 14 pounds (6.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height 19-21 inches (49-53 cm) 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) 6-14 inches (15-36 cm)
Avg. Height 20 inches (51 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

Coat Fluffy Dense Curly Silky Feathered Straight Medium
Colors Apricot Cream Red White Black Gray Silver Tan Blenheim Tricolor Ruby Blue Black Brown Fawn Red White
Grooming
Effortless: The Shichon requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Shorkie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Shichons shed none to minimal.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
Shorkies are low shedders.

Characteristics - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

Temperament Affectionate Gentle Lively Playful Friendly Intelligent Loving Social Affectionate Courageous Intelligent Cheerful Gentle Social Polite Quiet Active Graceful Fearless Friendly Nonaggressive Sporty No tendency towards nervousness Loyal Energetic Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Shorkie's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Shichons are quite easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train.
Shorkies are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Shichon is a playful breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Shorkie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Shorkies have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Shichons 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.
Shorkies are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Shichons need a lot of social interaction.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Shorkies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Shichon barks occasionally.
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average to high: The Shorkie is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Shichons are average watchdogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
Shorkies are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Shichons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Shorkies are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Shichon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Shichons have an 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.
Shorkies have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Shichons have average wanderlust potential.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
Shorkies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Shichons 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.
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.
Shorkies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Shichons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Shichons adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shorkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Shichons 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.
Shorkies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

Stranger Friendly
Shichons are stranger friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Shichons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Shichons are average friendly towards cats.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Shorkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Shichons are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Shichon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Shorkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Shichons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shorkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Shichons are generally with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Shorkies do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Shichons 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.
Yes
Shorkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Shichon 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
Shorkie 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 - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

Health Issues
The Shichon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Shorkies tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Dry Eye Episodic Falling Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Mitral Valve Disease Patellar Luxation Syringomyelia Brachycephalic Syndrome Dental Problems Glaucoma Hypoglycemia Lens Luxation Liver Issues Spinal Disorders Respiratory Problems
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Shichons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
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.
Shorkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Shichons have an average exercise need.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need.
Shorkies exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Shichons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Shorkies are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 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. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Shichon has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Shichon is an average drooler.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shorkie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Shichon vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Shorkie

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 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 3-5 puppies

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