Dog Breeds - Cocker Spaniel

Breed :         Sporting
Weight:        24-28 lbs
Height:         Male: 14.5-15.5; Female: 13.5-14.5 inches
Color(s):      Black variety: solid black or black and tan; ASCOB variety: cream, red, brown, and brown with tan points; Particular variety: any color with white

Cocker Spaniel Breed Information:
Cocker Spaniel relates to two different breeds of dogs of the spaniel dog type:
  • The American Cocker Spaniel
  • English Cocker Spaniel
Both these breeds are simply called Cocker Spaniel in their countries of origin. Cocker Spaniel was made in United Kingdom to hunt the Eurasian Woodcock, when the dog was brought to USA some changes were made to allow it to hunt the American Woodcock. Both the breeds share the coat colors and health issues; however they differ in sizes and physical shapes. The Cocker Spaniel is a pretty and brainy dog that makes an amazing pet. However, it is more suited to a home with older children. Socialization of this breed must be done at an early age to avoid problems.

Cocker Spaniel Health and Diseases:
Cocker Spaniel lives for approximately 10 to 12 years. They are prone to numerous health issues which include:
  • Ear infections
  • Eye problems
  • Hip dysplasia