Cocker Spaniel – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 2 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
24 to 28 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular dog breeds today. They are sweet-natured, perky, and lively. Plus, thanks to their size they are a perfect match for many homes.

As an ultimate family dog, the Cocker Spaniel is highly trainable.

So sweet and playful dog doesn’t come without shedding here and there. They shed a significant amount. You can expect heavy shedding in the spring and fall seasons.

They won’t be shy to inform you whenever someone unfamiliar comes to your door. Whenever someone approaches your territory, your Cocker Spaniel will inform you.

With that in mind expect some barking. As expected, breaking this habit will demand some time and a huge amount of patience.

Cockers are big enough to be sporty dogs and compact enough to be portable, which makes them perfect for both outdoor playtime and indoor games.

Their lavishing coat requires regular grooming and proper brushing. Make sure that you have the right grooming tools on hand to make brushing time rewarding and fun.

Cocker Spaniels will be happy to spend time with you, every day, all day long, so separation anxiety is one of the possible issues in the logn run.

They will do fine in a multi-pet household. With proper training, they can get along with cats perfectly as well. However, sharing a home with a pet bird may not be the best option due to their hunting instincts.