English Cocker Spaniel vs Keeshond

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Keeshond are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Keeshond are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Keeshond are easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Keeshond are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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English Cocker Spaniel vs Keeshond
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Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielKeeshond
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height14-17 in.17-18 in.
Weight26-35 lb30-45 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)Netherlands
Origin Year1860 AD1400 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
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F-15°F to 75°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph18 mph
StrengthLow-MediumMedium
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 SpanielKeeshond
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsAverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielKeeshond
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Renal FailureYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielKeeshond
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
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
Black & SilverNoYes
GrayNoYes
Gray & BlackNoYes
Gray, Cream, & BlackNoYes
Gray, Silver, & BlackNoYes
SilverNoYes
TawnyNoYes
WhiteNoYes
WolfgrayNoYes
Wolfgray & BlackNoYes