Dog Breed Guide: English Cocker Spaniel
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the English Cocker Spaniel
Height (to base of neck): females 15 – 16″, males 16 – 17″
Weight: females 26 – 32 lb, males 28 – 34 lb
Color: Solid colors, tan markings and parti-colors are accepted.
Coat: Medium length feathered hair.
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: Cocker, Cocker Spaniel
Is an English Cocker Spaniel the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Cocker Spaniel was originally bred as a gundog and is still using for hunting. They can be affectionate and good family dogs, but there are variable temperaments in some lineages making them prone to aggression and fear biting. Early socialization will help the Cocker Spaniel to be better suited to families with children. They do well in urban and rural settings. Grooming needs are moderate to high and they are average shedders.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the English Cocker Spaniel
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