English Cocker Spaniel
Other Common Names:
Cocker Spaniel, English
English Cocker Spaniels are compact dogs with long ears. Their undersides and legs are feathered and they have deep defined chests. English Cocker Spaniels have cat-like feet with arched toes.
Country of Origin:
English Cocker Spaniels originated in England
Male English Cocker Spaniels range from 15 to 17 inches (38 to 43cm.) Female English Cocker Spaniels range from 14 to 16 inches (36 to 41 cm)
Male English Cocker Spaniels range from 28 to 34 pounds (13 to 16kg). Female English Cocker Spaniels range from 26 to 32 pounds (12 to 15kg).
English Cocker Spaniels may be solid black, liver or red or parti-colored combinations of white with black, liver or red markings or ticking.
The English Cocker Spaniel's coat varies. Some are more prone to matting while others are straight and flat. The English Cocker Spaniel requires regular brushing.
Merry and lovable, the English Cocker Spaniel is excellent with children but intolerant of teasing. English Cocker Spaniels are friendly with everyone and are obedient of orders.
English Cocker Spaniels are prone to ear infections. Their ears should be cleaned regularly to ensure they are not host to ticks or burrs which can cause deafness.
The English Cocker Spaniel can be expected to live from 12 to 15 years.
English Cocker Spaniels will do okay living in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised.
English Cocker Spaniels are in the Sporting Group