English Cocker Spaniel vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the English Cocker Spaniel and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier are easy 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height14-17 in.17-20 in.
Weight26-35 lb30-45 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryUK (England)Ireland
Origin Year1860 AD1937 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
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹30°F to 80°F35°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph22 mph
StrengthLow-MediumMedium
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 SpanielSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageAverage
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Addison's DiseaseNoYes
AllergiesNoYes
CancerNoYes
CataractsYesNo
Ear InfectionsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Renal DysplasiaNoYes
Renal FailureYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameEnglish Cocker SpanielSoft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesNo
ShaggyNoYes
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
WheatenNoYes