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Name Boykin Spaniel Blue Heeler Goldendoodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Swamp Poodle
Boykin
Australian Cattle Dog
Cattle Dog
Queensland Heeler
Red Heeler
Curly Retriever
Goldenpoo
Curly Golden
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $400-$800 $600-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Very frequent: The Boykin Spaniel is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which is the smallest dog, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Medium Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Blue Heeler? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle weight comparison:
25-40 pounds (11-18 kg) 30-62 pounds (13-28 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
32.5 pounds (14.5 kg) 46 pounds (20.5 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle height comparison:
15-18 inches (38-46 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
16.5 inches (42 cm) Male: 18.5 inches (47 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle coat comparison:
Feathered Dense Curly
Wavy
Smooth
Straight
Colors
What are the original Boykin Spaniel, Blue Heeler and Goldendoodle color?
Brown Blue
Blue Mottled
Blue speckled
Red Mottled
Red speckled
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle grooming comparison:
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
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Effortless: The Blue Heeler requires minimal grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or {name3 shedding:
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.
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Blue Heelers shed moderately.
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Goldendoodles shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Companionable
Energetic
Intelligent
Eager
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent
Active
Alert
Hard working
Protective
Resourceful
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Smart: Blue Heeler's has great intelligence.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle trainability comparison.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
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Blue Heelers are easy to train.
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Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle playfulness comparison:
Average: Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Blue Heeler is a highly playful breed.
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The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?
High: Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Slightly Below Average: Blue Heelers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle social needs comparison:
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
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Blue Heelers are kinda antisocial.
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Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Blue Heeler rarely barks.
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Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
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Blue Heelers are one of the best watchdogs.
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Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
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Blue Heelers are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Blue Heeler has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boykin Spaniel bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Blue Heeler bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Goldendoodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle mouthiness comparison:
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Blue Heelers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Goldendoodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
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The wanderlust potential of the Blue Heeler is strong enough to escape from home.
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Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Blue Heelers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Very house-friendly dog the Boykin Spaniel breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Blue Heeler breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Goldendoodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Blue Heelers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Blue Heelers handle alone time quite well.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Blue Heelers are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Blue Heelers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Blue Heelers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Blue Heelers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Blue Heelers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?
Yes
Boykin Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Blue Heelers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Goldendoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Blue Heeler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Blue Heelers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Blue Heelers are commonly healthy dogs.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle health problems comparison:
Cushing's Syndrome
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hypothyroidism
No data available Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Boykin Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Blue Heeler should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Goldendoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle lifespan comparison. How long do Boykin Spaniel, Blue Heeler and Goldendoodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Boykin Spaniel: 15 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Blue Heeler: 13 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Goldendoodle: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle energy level comparison:
Boykin Spaniels are high-energy dogs.
Blue Heelers are high-energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Blue Heelers need a lot of exercises.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Blue Heelers don't need too much sleep.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day. 1.5 to 2.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boykin Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Blue Heeler's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Goldendoodle has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?

Medium

The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Blue Heeler has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Blue Heeler is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Goldendoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Boykin Spaniel or Blue Heeler or Goldendoodle? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle?

Yes

Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Blue Heeler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Boykin Spaniel and Blue Heeler and Goldendoodle have?
5-7 puppies 1-7 puppies 4-8 puppies

Boykin Spaniel vs Blue Heeler vs Goldendoodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry

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