English Cocker Spaniel
Colour: Black, liver or red; white with black, blue, liver or red markings, roaning or ticking
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
The Cocker Spaniel is an affectionate and happy breed of dog.
As a puppy, the Cocker Spaniel is a cute bundle of fluff and many owners do not expect the wilful nature that appears later. Happy, exuberant and full of energy, they need plenty of exercise, together with strong-willed, active owners.
Originally bred for flushing and retrieving small game.
Energetic and playful, the Cocker Spaniel is interested in scents and independent when outside.
High. Needs energetic walks as well as play sessions.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: tolerant if well socialized
Other Pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: friendly but reserved
Unfamiliar Dogs: friendly
Active, strong-willed, sociable owner who enjoys energetic walks, playing and training.
May display status-related aggression, particularly prevalent in dogs of solid colours. Possessive aggression is also common.
The feathery coat will carry in mud and dirt from outside. The coat and long hairy ears require daily care to keep them in good healthy condition.
(The content above has been licensed by Petside.co.uk and comes from Gwen Bailey's book 'How to Choose the right dog for you')
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