American Cocker Spaniel

American Cocker Spaniel
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: United States
Group: Gun dog, Sporting dog
Height: 14-15.5 inches
Weight: 20-30 lbs.
Life span: 11-13 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes, with gentle children
Good with other pets: yes with early socialization

September’s Dog of the Month

Once a hunter, this beautiful companion has long silky ears with a coat to match.

The original Cocker Spaniel came from England and the American version was bred from this.

What does the Cocker Spaniel look like?

The Cocker Spaniel has a beautiful, long coat that is silky to the touch. The ears are very long and covered with wavy hair. It has a roundish head, a deep muzzle and an upper lip that covers the lower jaw. The tail is constantly wagging. Colors are black, tan, cream, roan, brindle. These dogs weigh about 20-30 lbs. and are about 15 inches tall.

What kind of temperament does the Cocker Spaniel have?

The Cocker Spaniel is a very friendly, happy dog. It’s good with children and listens well to its master.

What are the Cocker Spaniel’s uses?

The Cocker Spaniel was used as a hunting dog, but has become very popular as a companion dog.

Possible Health Issues

Progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, glaucoma, patellar luxation, otitis, ectropion, hypothyroidism, cardiomyopathy, entropion, cherry eye, seborrhea.

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