English Cocker Spaniel vs Finnish Lapphund

Compare the English Cocker Spaniel to the Finnish Lapphund. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between English Cocker Spaniels and Finnish Lapphunds.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Finnish Lapphund are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Finnish Lapphund are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Finnish Lapphund is easier to groom.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the English Cocker Spaniel has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Finnish Lapphund
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielFinnish Lapphund
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height14-17 in.16-21 in.
Weight26-35 lb33-53 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)Finland
Origin Year1860 AD7000 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F30°F to 70°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph22 mph
StrengthLow-MediumMedium-High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingMedium-HighHigh
DanderMediumMedium-High
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 SpanielFinnish Lapphund
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighHigh
Follow CommandsAverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageHigh
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielFinnish Lapphund
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Renal FailureYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielFinnish Lapphund
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesYes
Black & WhiteYesYes
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
RedYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
Red RoanYesNo
SableYesNo
Sable & TanYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
Black & SilverNoYes
GrizzleNoYes
Tan & WhiteNoYes
Wolf SableNoYes