English Cocker Spaniel vs Glen Of Imaal Terrier

Compare the English Cocker Spaniel to the Glen Of Imaal Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between English Cocker Spaniels and Glen Of Imaal Terriers.

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 Glen Of Imaal Terrier is okay for new owners, but may not be as easy as the English Cocker Spaniel.
  • Children - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Glen Of Imaal Terrier are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Glen Of Imaal Terrier is easier to groom.
  • Barking - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Glen Of Imaal Terrier are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielGlen Of Imaal Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.13-17 yrs.
Height14-17 in.14-16 in.
Weight26-35 lb30-35 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)Ireland
Origin Year1860 AD1550 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumHigh-Very High
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh-Very High
Top Running Speed20 mph18 mph
StrengthLow-MediumVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighLow
SheddingMedium-HighLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneLow

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 SpanielGlen Of Imaal Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageHigh
ChasingHighHigh
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminHighHigh
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielGlen Of Imaal Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.13-17 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesNoYes
CataractsYesNo
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Eye ProblemsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismNoYes
Progressive Retinal AtrophyNoYes
Renal FailureYesNo
Skin IrritationNoYes
ThrombopathiaNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielGlen Of Imaal Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesNo
RoughNoYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
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
RedYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
Red RoanYesNo
SableYesNo
Sable & TanYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
BlueNoYes
BrindleNoYes
WheatenNoYes