An English Cocker Spaniel is a happy, energetic and sporty dog. Their gentle, lively nature makes them perfect family dogs. They are friendly and affectionate towards their owner. Of course they like to be considered part of the family. They also contribute a lot of cosiness to the average living room. They are quite intelligent and a bit quirky at times. By barking, they warn of danger. You can teach them to bark only when it is really necessary by training them. These dogs get along well with cats and other pets when they grow up with them. The same goes for children. If not, it is best to group these dogs with older children.
Cocker Spaniels are beautiful dogs. English Cockers are generally larger than the American and have a slightly different body type. Male English Cocker Spaniels have a shoulder height of 39 to 41 cm. The females measure 38 to 39 cm. Their weight is between 12 and 14 kg. The silky soft coat is longer on the ears, pants, chest and at the back of the legs. These dogs come in many colors. They are very beautiful in liver or red tones. But they are also very elegant in solid black. ‘Blue roan’ is currently the most popular color for these dogs.
You should brush the coat of the English Cocker Spaniel daily after the walk. It should also be trimmed at least 4 times a year. It is also important to clean the ears regularly. English Cockers make good hunting dogs. They enjoy games and physical activity. They can handle a brisk walk. This breed usually lives to be about 12 to 13 years old.