All about Cocker Spaniels
English Cocker Spaniels are sometimes referred to as the 'merry cocker' because of their happy, outgoing nature and none stop tail wagging – which involves wagging the whole of his hind quarters!
As a family dog, Cockers make a great choice – they are affectionate, energetic and friendly.
They are even tempered with other pets and bonding with all family members, especially children.
While the larger spaniels where used for springing game, the smaller Cocker was used for hunting in the dense bushes for woodcock – this is how the name 'Cocker' came about.
In England and all of Europe, the breed is simply known as the Cocker Spaniel, there is an American Cocker spaniel which was bred from imported dogs from England – this breed is smaller and stockier than English Cocker
English Cocker Spaniels at a glance
Our 4 Paw Rating - to the suitability of Cocker
Spaniels for your home and lifestyle.
16 to 17 inches at shoulder, weight 26lbs - 32lbs
Cocker Spaniels have a fine and silky textured coat which will require brushing up to three times a week during shedding season, to avoid matting
A great family dog, loving and bonding with the whole family, especially children
An ideal size for apartment living, this dog will also take full advantage of the countryside. Whatever the habitat free running will be necessary
Life span approximately 12 - 14 years
General health test recommended
Require regular free running exercise necessary. This breed usually loves to swim
Intelligent and eager to learn and please – so consistency but not over firmness is required
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Puppy & Dog
We help you with basic puppy and dog training then show you the best places to learn how to have the most
perfectly behaved dog.
All puppies need potty training and
house training dogs is simple. Again we show you the basics then show you
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