Dog Breed Profiles

English Cocker Spaniel

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, field sports dog and family pet 
Life Expectancy
12 - 15 Years 
Color
Various 
Coat
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. 
Temperament
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. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

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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