The English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

The English Cocker Spaniel is among the most popular dog breeds in the American and United Kingdom Kennel Clubs. They are popular for their good looks and social disposition.

The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting dog breed that is used for flushing and retrieving.

Personality and Attitude

This cheerful dog is very affectionate and friendly towards everyone it meets. It will have no problem getting along with other dogs or pets and is a good family pet. They are very sociable and love to be around their owners

They are devoted, eager to please and fairly easily trained. They are energetic and playful so they do require good exercise.

Size and appearance

This Cocker Spaniel is a medium sized dog standing 15 to 17 inches and weighing 25 to 35 pounds.

They are easily recognized by their large, low set ear, long fur, docked tail and happy expression.

Their coats are long and com in several color including black, red, liver or any of these colors mixed with white.

Health and Lifespan

These spaniels can suffer from retinal problems and cataracts. They can also suffer from hip and knee problems. Overall they should live 12 to 14 years with proper care

Where to Get This Breed?

You can probably find a rescue near you for this breed. And it is always a good idea to check at your local animal shelter. Otherwise you will have to find a reputable breeder.

Go to home for links to pet adoption and breed information