Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Coton De Tulear

Compare the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to the Coton De Tulear. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Coton De Tulears.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Coton De Tulear are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Coton De Tulear are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is easy to groom while the Coton De Tulear has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Coton De Tulear are above average barkers.
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Coton De Tulear
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed
White Coton de Tulear
Breed NameCavalier King Charles SpanielCoton De Tulear
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan9-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height12-13 in.9-13 in.
Weight10-18 lb8-15 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryNot SpecifiedMadagascar
Origin Year1500 AD1970 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹50°F to 80°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumLow-Medium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed14 mph14 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameCavalier King Charles SpanielCoton De Tulear
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionVery LowBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowVery Low
ChasingBelow AverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageVery Low
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionVery LowVery Low
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameCavalier King Charles SpanielCoton De Tulear
Lifespan
Lifespan9-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Dry EyeYesNo
Episodic FallingYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
Luxating PatellaNoYes
Mitral Valve DiseaseYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
SyringomyeliaYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCavalier King Charles SpanielCoton De Tulear
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
WavyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesYes
BlenheimYesNo
RubyYesNo
Tri-colorNoYes
WhiteNoYes