This dog gets along with just about anyone. Some may bark a lot. It can adapt to city living with proper exercise.
This American breed originated in the 1800s from the English Cocker Spaniel. Their main functions were bird flushing and retrieving. They are very merry, playful, cheerful, and sweet, always willing to please. They are responsive to their owners and enjoy outdoor adventures that may allow them to use their natural hunting instincts. They enjoy daily exercise such as long walks on a leash. Cocker Spaniels are great companions for singles, families, seniors, and those who may live in an apartment or are active. Although their hair may be clipped shorter, they do require a good amount of grooming. Brushing needs to take place two to three times per week in addition to clipping monthly.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Male: 14.5-15.5"; Female: 13.5-14.5"
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Friendly, Playful, Sporting group,
Common Health Concerns for Cocker Spaniel:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- PRA-Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Less Common Concerns for Cocker Spaniel:
- Cherry Eye
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Gastric Torsion
- Liver Disease
- Otitis Externa
- Phosphofructokinase Deficiency
- Urinary Stones
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