English Cocker Spaniel

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Dog Ratings

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

Dog Information

Body Size:
Medium
Coat Type:
Medium
Price:
$800 - $1500
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 14 yrs
Weight:
26 lbs - 34 lbs
Height:
15 " - 17 "
Breed Group:
Sporting

Overview

The English Cocker Spaniel is often said to be happy, intelligent, playful, loveable, and gentle. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. This small dog may often be called by the name of Merry Cocker, rather than its common breed name of English Cocker Spaniel. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the English Cocker Spaniel descends from English Springer, Welsh Springer, Cocker, Field, Sussex, Clumber, and And Irish Water Spaniel. . The English Cocker Spaniel is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 14 years! The English Cocker Spaniel belongs to the Sporting breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. Many who have owned the English Cocker Spaniel are very happy with their choice in small dog due to the happy, intelligent, playful, loveable, and gentle personality that it has. If you like what you have read so far, the English Cocker Spaniel may be the perfect small dog for you, please continue reading and you may find your perfect pet!

Body Characteristics

The English Cocker Spaniel is a Medium size small dog with a build described as compact, sturdy, and with an arched head and low set hanging ears, making it the perfect dog for your home. The English Cocker Spaniel can be as short as 15in or up to as big as 17in, making it the perfect size! While weighing between 26lbs to 34lbs, the English Cocker Spaniel may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The English Cocker Spaniel is a small dog with a Medium, flat or slightly wavy with a silky texture and type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking to buy one of the English Cocker Spaniel will find that they are available in the colors of parti-color (white with black, liver, or shades of red); solid black, liver, or or shades of red; black and tan; and liver and tan.

Temperament

The English Cocker Spaniel is a very smart dog that will always surprise you with the things it may learn how to do. The English Cocker Spaniel is excellent when it comes to training. It learns a lot of tricks and skills in a short time with little effort. The English Cocker Spaniel is an extremely playful dog, but is also calm at times and may deny your request to play if it is not in the mood. If you are looking for a dog that will keep you on your feet then the English Cocker Spaniel would be a great choice for you. The English Cocker Spaniel is VERY affectionate and needs lots of love and attention, you will never be lonely with this small dog in your home. The English Cocker Spaniel is a good dog around children, especially ones that it knows and loves, but as all species, it may become annoyed on occasion. The English Cocker Spaniel is above average in meeting new people, you should have no problem introducing this dog as long as the new people are friendly. The English Cocker Spaniel is an average watchdog, one day it may attack an intruder and the next day it may not be bothered by them. When it comes to other dogs, the English Cocker Spaniel is above average and will get along with most of the dogs it encounters. The English Cocker Spaniel is above average when it comes to cats, it will more than likely always like them but on occasion it may meet a cat that it is not so friendly with.

Maintanence

The English Cocker Spaniel sheds quite a bit, it would do fine as an outside dog, but inside your home will need to be swept often if you choose this dog. The English Cocker Spaniel is not hypoallergenic, it will be very difficult for someone with allergies to live in a home with this dog. When it comes to grooming, the English Cocker Spaniel requires a lot and it will take time and money to keep up wit this. When it comes to health, the English Cocker Spaniel is average and will normally have minimal issues that most dogs will face. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the English Cocker Spaniel into your life include Eye Problems, Hip Dysplasia, and Renal Failure. The English Cocker Spaniel, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1300 per year.

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