The Cocker Spaniel originates in England. They came to America in the 1800s, and have remained a beloved companion dog. An affectionate, playful dog that gets along with pets and children. Uniquely sweet temperaments make them a favorite breed among many. Cockers are a great choice for an active family. Hence they are a lively breed that loves to exercise and swim. This breed is better behaved when active rather than when allowed to become bored.
For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club
The Cocker Spaniel has a life expectancy of 12-15 years.
Size & Activity Level
This is a medium-sized dog weighing between 24-28 pounds. As a member of the Sporting Group, the Cocker is a hunter at heart. This breed needs to be walked several times a day. For this reason, a fenced-in backyard is ideal for this breed.
Care & Grooming
The Cocker Spaniel has a thick, wavy, beautiful coat. This is part of their tremendous appeal and beauty. They need to be brushed regularly and taken to a groomer regularly. Overall, grooming can be intense and expensive.This breed is susceptible to ear infections since they have big floppy ears. Ears need regular cleaning to avoid infections.