Cocker Spaniel

Breed Description

The Cocker Spaniel is a beloved breed known for its charming personality and beautiful coat. Originally bred as a hunting dog, Cockers are now popular family pets and show dogs. They have a medium-sized body and distinctive long, floppy ears. Cocker Spaniels come in a variety of colors, including black, liver, and golden.

Size Medium. Adult males typically weigh between 26 and 34 pounds, while adult females typically weigh between 24 and 32 pounds.
Coat Type Silky and medium-length, with feathering on the ears, chest, legs, and belly. Cockers require regular grooming, including brushing and occasional trimming.
Temperament Friendly, affectionate, and playful. Cockers are known for their cheerful personalities and love of human companionship. They are good with children and other pets.
Energy Level Moderate to high. Cockers require daily exercise, such as walks or playtime in the backyard.
Exercise Needs Moderate. Cockers require daily exercise to stay healthy and happy, but they do not have extremely high exercise needs.
Grooming Requirements High. Cockers require regular grooming to maintain their silky coat and prevent mats and tangles. They also require regular ear cleaning to prevent ear infections.
Lifespan 12-15 years on average.
Health Issues Cockers are generally healthy dogs, but like all breeds, they are prone to certain health conditions. Common health issues in Cockers include ear infections, eye problems, and skin allergies.
Trainability High. Cockers are intelligent dogs that respond well to positive reinforcement training methods.
Good with Children Yes. Cockers are known for their gentle nature and get along well with children.
Good with Other Pets Yes. Cockers are generally friendly and get along well with other pets.
Origin England
Breed Group Gundog
KC Recognition The Cocker Spaniel is recognized by the Kennel Club UK as a member of the Gundog group.

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