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Cocker Spaniel


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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Life Expectancy
10 - 14 Years 
Black, jet black, shading of brown or liver in sheen of coat undesirable; black and tan and brown and tan, with definite tan mar 
Short and fine on head, medium length on body, with enough undercoat to give protection. 
Exercise Needs
Needs sufficient exercise to prevent him from becoming overweight. 
The Cocker Spaniel is active and friendly. 
Good with Children
Good with children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Careful grooming for about forty-five minutes twice a weeks is definitely necessary. 
Average Size - Male (in)
Average Size - Female (in)
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
24 - 28 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
24 - 28 
Health Issues
The Cocker is quite hardy, but may experience a variety of inherited disorders such as eye problems, hip dysplasia, slipping stiv
Living Conditions
Apartment, house, country or city as long as he is exercised he will adapt. 

Breed Description

The American Cocker Spaniel has a sturdy, compact body and a cleanly chiseled and refined head, with the overall dog in complete balance and of ideal size. Know as a merry Cocker, he has charmed himself into many households through out the world making him the world's most popular household pet. An excellent bird and small-game hunter, great companion, good with children and all around friendly, lively guy. Developed by crossing setters and spaniels, it was during the seventeen century he was divided into the water and land spaniels. In 1892 the Cocker Spaniel was recognized as a breed in England.

Breed Infobits

He has a much thicker coat and elegant trousers as opposed to his cousin the English Cocker Spaniel.

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