English Cocker Spaniel vs Blue Lacy

Compare the English Cocker Spaniel to the Blue Lacy. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between English Cocker Spaniels and Blue Lacies.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The English Cocker Spaniel is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Blue Lacy is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the English Cocker Spaniel is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Blue Lacy is easier to groom.
  • Barking - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Blue Lacy are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Blue Lacy
Blue Lacy
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielBlue Lacy
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.16-20 yrs.
Height14-17 in.18-25 in.
Weight26-35 lb25-50 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)United States
Origin Year1860 AD1858 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph24 mph
StrengthLow-MediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighLow
SheddingMedium-HighMedium
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 NameEnglish Cocker SpanielBlue Lacy
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighHigh
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielBlue Lacy
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.16-20 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Color Dilution AlopeciaNoYes
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Renal FailureYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielBlue Lacy
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black, White, & TanYesNo
Blue RoanYesNo
Blue Roan & TanYesNo
GoldenYesNo
Lemon & WhiteYesNo
Lemon RoanYesNo
LiverYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
Liver & WhiteYesNo
Liver RoanYesNo
Liver Roan & TanYesNo
Liver, White, & TanYesNo
Orange & WhiteYesNo
Orange RoanYesNo
RedYesYes
Red & WhiteYesNo
Red RoanYesNo
SableYesNo
Sable & TanYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
BlueNoYes
TricoloredNoYes