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Cocker Spaniel

Breed Information Cocker Spaniel

General Description

Cocker Spaniels have flat, silky coats and feathering on the legs. They come in a huge variety of colours.

General Health

Generally healthy but ears need regular checks to prevent infections.

Hereditary Illnesses

Prone to eye problems and it has been reported that blindness can set in from the age of 10.

Character and Temperament

Cocker Spaniels are very intelligent and easy to train as they love to please. They will get on very well with children and other animals and love to be a part of the family.

Food

As with most Spaniels, Cockers can overeat if allowed. They require a good diet as puppies to ensure their bones develop properly.

Exercise

A good daily walk is recommended.

Grooming

Cockers need frequent trimming of their feathers and around their pads and ears. A thorough brush on a regular basis is required to keep their coats in good condition.

Origin

England. They were originally used to flush out woodcock, hence the name.

Stats

Average Dog Size

15-16

Average Dog Weight

30

Average Bitch Size

14-15

Average Bitch Weight

30

Average Litter Size

6

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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