Height: 14-15 in
Weight: 24-28 lb
The Cocker Spaniel evolved in America as the smallest of
the sporting breeds. This dog is related to the English
Cocker Spaniel, but they are considered totally separate
breeds. They were first introduced to the U.S. in the 1880Ăs.
Their name comes from the quarry they hunt, wood cock.
With the appropriate training, the Cocker Spaniel makes a
great gun dog and hunting companion. They love being
outdoors as well as in the water, and are happiest with an
active family that can provide him or her with all of the
daily exercise he/she demands.
they are a popular companion animal. The Cocker Spaniel
adores children, and makes a great family pet. They are
excellent with children. Since the Cocker Spaniel easily
and readily adapts to any climate or living space, they
are equally happy in an apartment as in a large yard. The
Cocker requires moderate daily exercise. The Cocker
Spaniel's temperament is friendly, exuberant, and
outgoing. They are sensitive and extremely anxious to
please. They do not handle stress very well.
coat is of medium length, is silky and can be straight or
wavy. Regular grooming is necessary, as is an occasional
trim. Their coat does shed minimally. This breed comes in
three color varieties: black, particolor and ASCOB. The
particolor variety must be two definite colors and one of
them must be white - black and white, red and white, brown
and white, and roans to include any such color with tan
points. ASCOB stands for ˘any solid color other than
black. ASCOB colors - varies from light cream to a dark
red; the red including brown and brown with tan points.
Ears need regular ongoing care and attention since they
are susceptible to infection - especially if they spend a
lot of time in water. They do require socialization and
obedience training. The Cocker Spaniel is good with other
pets within the home and with other dogs.