American Cocker Spaniel

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Popularity
Popularity
Watchdog
Watchdog
Energy
Energy
Playful
Playful
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Training
Training
Affectionate
Affectionate
New People
New People
Cats
Cats
Intelligence
Intelligence
Children
Children
Shedding
Shedding
Grooming
Grooming
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Healthiness
Healthiness

Dog Information

Body Size:
Medium
Coat Type:
Medium
Price:
$700 - $1000
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
20 lbs - 30 lbs
Height:
13 " - 15 "
Breed Group:
Sporting

Overview

The American Cocker Spaniel is often said to be sweet, gentle, cheerful, and playful. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. The American Cocker Spaniel may also be called by the name of Cocker Spaniel, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the American Cocker Spaniel descends from English Cocker Spaniels. The American Cocker Spaniel may be a member of your family from anywhere between 12 and 15 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The American Cocker Spaniel belongs to the Sporting breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. The American Cocker Spaniel has wonderful ratings due to the fact that anyone who comes in contact with it is instantly in love! The American Cocker Spaniel may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The American Cocker Spaniel is known for its Medium size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The American Cocker Spaniel can be as short as 13in or up to as big as 15in, making it the perfect size! The American Cocker Spaniel can weigh between 20lbs to 30lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Medium small dog! The American Cocker Spaniel is a small dog with a Medium, thick, can be wavy, short on the head and back, long on ears, chest, and belly and legs type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking at this small dog will find the American Cocker Spaniel with a beautiful coat in the colors of any solid color, black with tan points, merle, or solid color with tan points and parti-color.

Temperament

The American Cocker Spaniel is average when it comes to intelligence, it may surprise you at the things it can learn, but may not be able to do simple things like shake. If you are looking for a dog that will be easy to train and entertain you loved ones with its tricks, the American Cocker Spaniel is perfect for you. The American Cocker Spaniel is a pretty playful dog, but it may have its moments of being lazy and wanting to lay around. The American Cocker Spaniel is above average in energy, it will constantly keep you on your toes trying to keep it calm and wearing it down to give you a break. The American Cocker Spaniel is a very affectionate small dog that will want to spend a lot of its time cuddled up with you. The American Cocker Spaniel is average with children, which means that it may learn to love them or it may always try to keep its distance. The American Cocker Spaniel is average with new people, as a result it may either love them or hate them, it is hard to tell what will make the difference. The American Cocker Spaniel is above average as a watchdog, it will, in most cases, try to ward off intruders and let you know of their presence. The American Cocker Spaniel is above average with other dogs and will get along with them very well, however on occasion it may need time to itself. The American Cocker Spaniel may grow to be best friends with cats, however, it will be very wary of them at first.

Maintanence

When it comes to shedding, the American Cocker Spaniel is moderate. It does shed, but it is not enough to affect your decision of purchasing this pet. The American Cocker Spaniel is not hypoallergenic, it may not be a good choice for those who have a lot of allergies, especially to dogs. The American Cocker Spaniel is below average when it comes to grooming, it will require more grooming than other other dogs, like the Prazsky Krysarik, Lancashire Heeler, or Japanese Chin. The American Cocker Spaniel is not a very health dog and may require many trips to the vet which may cause you stress. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the American Cocker Spaniel into your life include Hypothyroidism, Allergies, and Patellar Luxation. The American Cocker Spaniel, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1200 per year.

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