Cocker Spaniel

EASE OF TRAINING ••••••••••
INTELLIGENCE ••••••••••
SHEDDING •
WATCHDOG ••••••••••
GROOMING •••••••••
POPULARITY ••••••
SIZE ••
AGILITY •••••••
GOOD WITH KIDS ••••••••••

LIFE SPAN 12 TO 14 YEARS
HEIGHT 12 TO 14 INCHES
WEIGHT MALE 25-30 POUNDS
WEIGHT FEMALE 20-25

GROUP SPORTING
USE TODAY RETRIVAL TRIALS AND COMPANION


HIS TEMPERMENT

Originally (and sometimes still) bred as a gun dog (a hunting dog), the Cocker Spaniel has become one of North America's most popular breeds.

They love people and crave attention and affection from their masters. They want to be with their families as much as possible and will apply for the position of your shadow, if you're hiring.

They do not do well if left alone for long periods of

A Cocker Spaniel who does not get enough attention will become destructive.

They are busy, active and playful, but can be headstrong. Consistent discipline is needed.

However, Cocker Spaniels do well in agility, obedience, and therapy.

They have a moderate need for exercise, and will need a daily outlet for their energy.

They usually enjoy playing ball or Frisbee and learning new tricks. They are athletic, agile, and speedy, and love to just hang out outside, romping around with their families.

They are good with other animals and love to live with other dogs. They are excellent with children.

They will eat anything and everything in sight, and may try to steal your (and your children's) food. Don't be surprised to find your Cocker Spaniel on the kitchen table licking out the butter dish. They are like a living doorbell (quick to raise the alarm if a stranger approaches the home), but are very friendly with visitors. Your friends will learn to be welcomed by a rapidly wagging tail.

These are loyal, loving, sensitive little dogs that make great companions!

TRAINING

The Miniature Schnauzer is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast.The Cocker Spaniel is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast.

COLOUR

Solid black, chocolate, red, buff (a light tan),

COAT

Silky outercoat, short on head and back and long on legs and underbody

SHEDDING

The Cocker Spaniel sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.

GROOMING

The medium-length coat of the Cocker Spaniel requires brushing a few times a week to keep it tangle-free.

SPECIAL ATTENTION

• "Separation anxiety" (destructiveness and barking) when left alone too much

• Frequent brushing, combing, and clipping of the silky coat

• Considerable shedding

• Potential for excessive barking

• Excitable or submissive urination (tendency to dribble urine when excited or nervous)