Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:American Cocker Spaniel
  • Size:Small
  • Ease of Training:High
  • Grooming:High
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Medium, will bark
  • Good with Children:Yes, if raised with them and well socialized
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF, luxating patella screening
  • Weight:24-28 lbs
  • Height:Male: 14.5-15.5, Female: 13.5-14.5 inches
  • Coat Colour:Black variety: solid black or black and tan; ASCOB variety: cream, red, brown, and brown with tan points, any colour with white

Cocker Spaniel Coat

Most commonly seen in white, solid black or light cream this breed has a beautiful silky coat that should either lie flat, or be slightly wavy. Clipping is necessary to keep hair at medium length.

Cocker Spaniel Character

Cocker Spaniels are intelligent and very loyal dogs. However, they do require an energetic owner, as they are very playful and active. This lively breed makes a great household pet, and should not be left outdoors for a long period of time. Their long hair prevents them from staying cool in hot weather. This breed is sure to bring plenty of joy to your life.

Cocker Spaniel Temperament

Cocker Spaniels are beautiful dogs that can get along well with older children and animals providing they do not pester. A very cheerful dog, this breed loves to play and sometimes enjoys barking. This very gentle breed can become somewhat of a tyrant if not given the proper attention or socialization.

Cocker Spaniel Care

This breed has a long and flat or wavy coat that requires daily brushing. This breed requires grooming on a daily basis if hair is to stay long. Eyes should be cleaned daily to remove any tear stains. Trimming is necessary. Ears must be cleaned regularly to avoid ear infections.

Cocker Spaniel Activity

The Cocker Spaniel is recommended for a home with at least a small yard, but can do well in an apartment if they receive the proper exercise. This is a fairly active breed and does require 3 walks per day, unless able to roam free in a fenced back yard for exercise.

Cocker Spaniel Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Cocker Spaniel is around 10-14 years, and there are a number of health problems that are linked to this breed. This includes PRS. HD, cataracts, autoimmune problems, skin conditions, and epilepsy. You should ensure that the parents of the Cocker Spaniel have OFA and CERF certificates.

Latest Cocker Spaniel Dogs for adoption

Johnny - Male Cocker Spaniel Photo

Johnny - Male Cocker Spaniel

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

26-12-2021 Johnny has sadly been returned after a short adoption due to behavioural issues which we will discuss further with any potential adopter. He is a handsome boy with a very strong personality

Luke - Male Beagle Cross Cocker Spaniel Photo

Luke - Male Beagle Cross Cocker Spaniel

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

08-02-2022 Luke has come to us from a home and is going to need a really experienced adult only home with no children or visiting children. He is very food aggressive and can be naughty if handled inc

Coral - Female Cocker Spaniel Photo

Coral - Female Cocker Spaniel

  • Surrey

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

03-03-22 Coral has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. She has come to us with a Grade 6 heart murmur which will need to be monitored by her new vet and may well need referall to a car

Shirley - Female Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel cross Poodle) Photo

Shirley - Female Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel cross Poodle)

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

25-03-22 Shirley is a beautiful but frightened cockapoo who has come to us from her breeder. She is so scared she will snap out of fear if pushed. She will need an adult only home with experience of v

Gertie - Female Cocker Spaniel Photo

Gertie - Female Cocker Spaniel

  • Carmarthenshire

Adoption fee: Please check with the rescue

08-04-22 Gertie has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home. Gertie is an extremely worried and shut down girl who is looking for a very special home with someone who has experienced with t

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