American Cocker Spaniel
Colour: Black, buff, red, chocolate; black, red or chocolate with white
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
American Cocker Spaniels can sometimes be stubborn as well as gentle and keen.
American Cocker Spaniels are dogs for owners who like to groom, walk and play. They are happy little characters that can be unresponsive to requests at times, but they have a joyful, playful nature that easily wins people over.
Originally bred for retrieving small game.
This active and playful spaniel is always busy.
High. Enjoys walks and plenty of play sessions.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if well socialized
Other Pets: good
Unfamiliar Dogs: friendly
Active, affectionate families who enjoy energetic walks, playing and training and who have plenty of time and energy for coat care.
May display some status-related aggression problems with gentle owners, and food and possession-guarding. Dogs from some lines can be shy.
These dogs have been bred to have a head that is higher and more domed than the English Cocker Spaniel.
This spaniel's coat will bring in mud and dirt from outside. Daily brushing and coat care are needed to keep it in good condition.
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