Cocker Spaniel American

These fluffy pooches are known for their long silky coat. Although compact, they are suitable as work and companion dogs. With a mischievous personality, these dogs can be challenging to train and prospective owners are advised to speak with a breeder before purchasing.

 

 

Other Names
American Cocker
Country of Origin
United States of America
Colour
This breed's coat often has variations of black, tan, roan and tri-colours.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
American Cocker Spaniels will typically measure 34 - 39cms. They weigh between 11 - 13kg.
Health
Eye problems are common in this breed and require a certificate from both parents before purchasing a puppy in order to reduce any future issues. Other known ailments include Hip Dysplasia, ear issues, skin diseases and developmental bone and joint issues.
Life Span
12–15 years
Intelligence
With intelligent personalities, this breed is suitable for work, ring work and as a domestic pet.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Good quality dog food to maintain their coats is the only feeding requirement for this silky breed.

 

Feeding Cost
$10 –$15 p/w
Other Cost
Professional grooming will have to be considered as an expense a few times a year.
Excercise
Long walks, swimming and games of fetch are ideal for American Cocker Spaniels. They don't particularly enjoy rough games and should be watched when playing with children for this reason.
Ailments
Eye problems are common in this breed and require a certificate from both parents before purchasing a puppy in order to reduce any future issues. Other known ailments include Hip Dysplasia, ear issues, skin diseases and developmental bone and joint issues.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

These high-maintenance pooches require thorough grooming every day. Frequent bathing is necessary to minimise odour and skin issues. The breed’s long ears are susceptible to ear infections and should be cleaned regularly. Feet need careful attention to prevent any matted hair or dried mud and rocks becoming stuck. Professional trimming a few times a year will minimise any skin issues and lessen veterinary attention.

 

Grooming Frequency
Daily
Trimming
Frequent
These dogs are the real early settlers of American, arriving with Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Cross-bred with the English Cocker in the nineteenth century, this breed was used to hunt, work and explore. The American Cocker Spaniel is a very popular breed in America and was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1878.


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