English Cocker Spaniel
The English Cocker Spaniel is a sporting dog that belongs to the Spaniel breed, it is called Cocker Spaniel in the United Kingdom but called English Cocker Spaniel in the other parts of the world to differentiate it from the other Cocker Spaniel type which is the American Cocker Spaniel.
English Cocker is bigger than the American Cocker, they are intelligent and happy dogs. They also enjoy playing with children and can be part of any size of family, this dog is medium in size and fits to live in an apartment and a great companion for city dwellers.
English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Pictures
Dog Breed Group
15 to 17 Inches
26 to 34 Pounds
12 to 15 Years
English Cocker Spaniel Appearance
The English Cocker is a medium-sized dog, it is a sturdy and well-balanced dog. Their eyes are dark and it has lobular ears that reach “a bit past” the tip of the nose when pulled forward. The English Cocker is similar to the English Springer Spaniel at first glance, the difference between the two is the larger size of the Springer and its eyes are not as prominent and the coat is less abundant while English Cocker has longer and lower-set ears.
The standard color of English Cocker fur according to United Kingdom’s Kennel Club states that in solid colors, no white is allowed except for a small amount on the chest.
They need regular brushing of hair to avoid hair matting, bathe, and groom them as necessary, and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Doing this as early as they age will make them feel comfortable in the process and make it easier for you to groom and bathe your dog.
Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
English Cocker Spaniel Size
The English Cocker weighs around 12-15 kg (26 to 32 pounds) for females and 13-15 kg (28 to 34 pounds) for males, their height ranges from 38-41 cm (15 to 16 inches) for females and 41-43 cm (16 to 17 inches) for males. You can expect females to be slightly smaller than males.
English Cocker Spaniel Personality
English Cocker is a sweet, happy and loving dog especially to its owner, They are playful and intelligent that makes them easy to train. They can be a good playmate to children because of its being so affectionate but it also a good choice as watchdogs.
Early socialization can make them comfortable with other dogs in the house. English Cocker cant be alone for a long time, they are also easy to get stress to the loud noises. They love to cuddle with their owner on the couch for a long time so make sure to have time for them to play.
English Cocker Spaniel Health
English Cocker has an average life span of 12 to 15 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all English Cocker will get any or all of these diseases but the following is the common diseases an English Cocker can have.
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||It is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness|
|Hemolytic Anemia||It is an immune system disease in which the body attacks and destroys its own red blood cells|
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
|Cataracts||It is an opacity in the lens of a dog’s eye, causing him to have blurry vision. If the cataract is small, it won’t likely disturb the dog’s vision too much, but cataracts must be monitored because the thicker and denser they become, the more likely it is they will lead to blindness.|
How much is the English Cocker Spaniel?
Look for a legit seller or breeder of English Cocker Spaniel, the legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high-quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $800- $1000 to English Cocker Spaniel puppies.
The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
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Note: The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…
See also: American Cocker Spaniel