Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed
Cocker Spaniel Dog Classification:
Cocker Spaniels are gundogs used for
Other Names: English Cocker Spaniel,
American Cocker Spaniel, Cockers,
Spaniel in Foreign Languages:
Navajo: lééchaa'í bijaashtélí
Scottish Gaelic: cù-eunaich
Spanish: perro de aguas
Origins: The Cocker Spaniel originated
in Wales. The Cocker, was initially bred
to flush game and retrieve it, was named
from his skill at hunting woodcock, a
type of wading bird.
Description: Cocker Spaniels are
small dogs with silky fur. Cocker Spaniels
have well proportioned heads with long
ears that reach almost to the ground and
their tails are frequently docked.
Size: Cocker Spaniels weigh between
24 and 32 lbs, they stand 13.5 to 16 inches
at the shoulder.
||28 - 32 lbs
||14.5 - 16 inches
||24 - 28 lbs
||13.5 - 15 inches
Coat: Cocker Spaniels have long
silky, flat or slightly wavy coats. Cocker
Spaniels can be black, black with tan
points, any solid color other than black
is also acceptable.
Disposition: Cocker Spaniels are
playful, sweet and sensitive pets. Cocker
Spaniels are highly social and like to
Type Dog: Cocker Spaniels are
classified as "gun dogs" they
are used to hunt and flush out gaming
Litter Size: Cocker Spaniel dogs
typically have litters of 2 to 7 puppies.
Behavior: Cocker Spaniels require
regular exercise or they may become overweight,
they like to please and are not difficult
Traits: Responsive, affectionate,
cheerful and sweet.
Country of Origin: England
Life Span: Cocker Spaniel dogs
typically live 12 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC