English Cocker Spaniel
- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- England, field sports dog and family pet
- Life Expectancy
- 12 - 15 Years
- Flat and silky in texture.
- Exercise Needs
- Enjoys as much exercise as he can receive. Daily walks and free run should be part of his routine as he is a sporting breed.
- A gentle pet he is also called the Merry Cocker because of his energetic, playful, eager to please nature. The Spaniel is respon
- Good with Children
- Good with children, but they need to be taught to be gentle. Usually gets along well with other pets.
- Grooming Needs
- Brush and comb three times a week to remove dead hair and keep coat shiny and lying flat. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. C
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 16 - 17
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 15 - 16
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 28 - 34
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 26 - 32
- Health Issues
- Inherited eye diseases, ear infectionsv
- Living Conditions
- He can live in an apartment as long as sufficient exercise is provided. Does best with a home with a fenced yard.
The English Cocker Spaniel is the smallest in the gundog group yet he is able to flush out and retrieve game birds from undergrowth. He is compact but bigger than the American Cocker Spaniel. The spaniel family originated in Spain. In the 1800's the spaniels were divided into two groups; springers who's function was to "spring game"; and cockers named for their ability o flush and retrieve birds from dense undergrowth. The English cocker spaniel descends from the cocker dogs developed in Wales and southwest England.
The English Cocker Spaniel has a very graceful movement as it bounds around in a determined manner.
The English Cocker Spaniel was employed as a marvelous finder of game.
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