English Cocker Spaniel Dogs
Ultimately, in 1946, it was recognized by the AKC as a separate breed from the American Cocker.
The ECS is a sturdy, well-balanced dog, compact in appearance and with very
long ears. The eyes are bright and express both softness and intelligence. The tail is usually docked except in field bred dogs.
Personality and Traits:
Being eager to please, the English Cockers are very amenable to training if owners are very consistent and use a non-harsh approach.
This breed is very active, full of spirit and likes to be included in whatever the family is doing.
Appearance, Coat And GroomingHeight: 15-17 inches
Weight: 26-32 lbs
Color variations: Liver, Black, Shades of Red, Black with White, and Parti
The medium length coat is silky and lies flat. It requires regular brushing to keep free of mats and tangles, especially after walks in woodland type areas.
The long ears of the Cocker need to be cleaned and checked often for foreign matter or signs of infection. Shedding of the coat is average.
Activity Level:The English Cocker Spaniel dog breed has a heritage of long days working in the field and retrieving. As such, he is a dog that enjoys a lot of exercise and play.
In addition to regular and necessary walks, games are a very welcome pastime for expending his energy.
Space Needs:This breed does best in a home with a medium sized yard. Cockers tend to roam, so the yard should be securely fenced.
Children:The English Cocker Spaniel has a good reputation with children that are considerate and do not tease pets.
While having a pet in the family can be a great experience for children, it bears noting that even the best pets can be unpredictable. For this reason, we always advise that an adult be present whenever children and pets are interacting.
Elderly:English Cocker Spaniel dogs are very loyal and loving. They make excellent companions for the elderly providing exercise needs can be met.
Books To Read
English Cocker Spaniel Dogs - Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Invaluable guide - covers breed history and standard, attributes and characteristics of the breed, puppy selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behavior of the breed. Also includes advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the puppy's arrival, housetraining and potential puppy problems. Extensive color photos.
Dr. Pitcairn's book is one of the most trusted references for natural pet health care. Anyone who is interested in the holistic approach to natural healing as well as chemical-free nutrition for their pets will find this book invaluable.
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