Cocker Spaniel English

A completely separate breed to the Cocker Spaniel, the English Cocker Spaniel is a fun and affectionate little dog. They are compact in their build and wonderfully silky coats with feathering on the belly, legs and long floppy ears. They are quick movers with powerful push coming from their muscular back legs.

Other Names
Cocker Spaniel, Cockers
Country of Origin
Great Britain
Colour
Cockers come in a multitude of different colours including: solid colours of black, red, orange and brown, combinations of black with white, liver with white, red and white, blue roan, orange roans, black roans, particolours and tricolours.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
Bitches measure between 38 to 39cms at the withers, dogs between 39 to 41cms. Both sexes weigh between 12.75 to 14.5kgs.
Health
The Cocker has a relatively long life span but there are still health ailments to be aware of. Eye problems in particular include cataract, glaucoma and even blindness in some cases. Their droopy ears, while endearing will need regular trimming and cleaning will be important to prevent infections. There can also be problems with kidneys.
Life Span
13-14 years
Intelligence
Cockers are very intelligent dogs who are easily trained. They are keen to learn and show off their skills to their owners.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

As adults, the English Cocker Spaniel can very greedy so care must be taken to avoid obesity.

Feeding Cost
$10–$15 p/w
Other Cost
Grooming cost must be taken into consideration as a professional groomer might have to be employed to strip them 3 or 4 times a year.
Excercise
English Cocker Spaniel's are gun dogs who will need a decent amount of exercise. They love being a part of the family and to run and play off the lead to burn some energy. They are sen swimmers but you should keep an eye on them in water to make sure they are safe.
Ailments
The Cocker has a relatively long life span but there are still health ailments to be aware of. Eye problems in particular include cataract, glaucoma and even blindness in some cases. Their droopy ears, while endearing will need regular trimming and cleaning will be important to prevent infections. There can also be problems with kidneys.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Grooming is important for the English Cocker Spaniel. Their coats will require regular brushing and their feathers will need particular focus. The ears are a trouble spot for infection and they will definitely require regular grooming for any excess hair, this ensures they are well ventilated and should prevent infection. They should be stripped 3 or 4 times a year, if you do not know how to do this yourself take them to the groomer or ask them to teach you how do it yourself.

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Frequent
One of the oldest types of Spaniel, the English Cocker Spaniel has it's origins in 14th century Spain. All Spaniels prior to the 1600s were grouped as one, but they were eventually separated into those larger, the spaniels who would 'spring' game, and the smaller who would flush out woodcock. In 1892 the breeds were listed separately by the Kennel Club of Britain. By the 1930's the Cocker was the most popular dog in Britain and was for some time before losing some of it's popularity. meanwhile, the Americans used the same stock to breed slightly differ 'Cocker' separated by the Kennel Club in 1940 to include the American and English splits.


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